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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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Tour Guide

Each tour is designed for a different logical approach and role in the process. You can follow the tours by clicking on the underlined word below. The tour page provides a detailed itinerary along the way. Once at a stop, you can scroll to the bottom of the page and click for the next page or back to the tour page. Feel free to jump ship and follow other links of interest.





Executive Summary

Executive summary tour

What is this about?--A conceptual overview of the decision process steps and decisionmaking.

People who need a once over lightly view of the decision process (e.g., higher level managers, directors, and executives)

Helpful Hints

helpful hints tour

How to succeed? Examines some of the ingredients for success and provides other useful decision process hints.

People interested in finding new ways or allies for more effective problem-solving (e.g, facilitators, supervisors, managers).


handyman tour

How to do the job? Develops some ideas, actions, and concepts to keep your wheels turning and on the right track.

People looking for more effective ways to work and guide the process (e.g., team leaders, captains, managers)


dragon tour

What to watch out for. Discusses the decision process backdrop, what to watch out for, and how to handle major difficulties.

People facing issues or hurdles in the process or looking for an overall perspective (e.g., managers, sherpas, issue managers, and budget planners).


process tour

What are the steps? Guides you through a flexible decision process by the numbers.

People who want a systematic approach to problem solving (e.g., new team leaders and participants).

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