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This information is intended to convey the underlying concepts for Reclamation's decision processes. It is not mandatory.
See the Reclamation Manual for official Reclamation-wide requirements.

Reclamation's Decision Process Guide

Decision Process Worksheet


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Brainstorming answers to each step and listing them in the worksheet can help focus the process. This also provides a handy record for reviewing, making changes, and acquainting new players.

Although a large number of ways have been developed to describe how decisions are made by people. We have discovered that the decision process*definition is not linear, but more akin to a spiral.

You will find yourself repeatedly applying principles on different levels of detail and intensity as you solve problems .

The number of steps and words used are not sacred. Just be sure to cover all the concepts. This set of steps is the result of an evolving process which has been grounded in application as well as review of theoretical analyses. We strongly recommend you tailor it to your needs. However, we have also found that by using this paradigm, decision analysis can lead to a better understanding not only of what needs to be done but what has already been accomplished in most decision making processes.

Our major recommendation: Learn by applying or using the process more than by reading. Dig in, start to work, and have fun.

We'd like to hear about your experiences. Please join our discussion groups .

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Please contact Deena Larsen 303-445-2584 with questions or comments on this material.