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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

 

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Tool

Generate ideas and options

Display and analyze data

Evaluate solutions

Build working relationships

Keep process on track

Action review

X


X

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X

Affinity grouping

X


X


X

Bar charts


XX

X



Brainstorming

XX





Breaking the ice

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X


Constraints table



X

X

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Customer service

X



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X

Decision tree




X

X

Devil's advocate

X


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Tool

Generate ideas and options

Display and analyze data

Evaluate solutions

Build working relationships

Keep process on track

Everyone's input

X



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Fishbones



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X

Flow charts

X

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X

Force field analysis

X


X



Frequency charts


X

X



Geographic Information System (GIS)


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Tool

Generate ideas and options

Display and analyze data

Evaluate solutions

Build working relationships

Keep process on track

Influence diagrams

X




X

Issue map

X

X

X



Matching




XX

X

Matrix diagram


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Matrix table


XX

XX



Multi-attribute trading system (MATS)


X

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Tool

Generate ideas and options

Display and analyze data

Evaluate solutions

Build working relationships

Keep process on track

Networking

X



X

X

Pareto Principle

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X


Pare it down



X

X

X

Parking lot

X



X

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Percentage pie charts


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Polling

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X

X

Process charts

X



X

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Pro/con table


X

X



Publics map




X

X

Quality table



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Tool

Generate ideas and options

Display and analyze data

Evaluate solutions

Build working relationships

Keep process on track

Ranking techniques



X

X

X

Rating tables


X

X



Reflective listening

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X

X

Scatter diagram and assumption scatter diagram


XX




Time charts/schedules





XX

Trading cards

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X


Value engineering

X

X

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