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THE DECISION DECISION BRIEFING EXAMPLEINTRODUCTIONDecision Briefing ExampleIntroduction slide is optional but highly.Unclassified recommended Classification if needed can be centered atthe top bottom INTRODUCTION You can combine this slide with the purposeNice place for a graphic symbol unit crest .Greeting name rank etc CPT BILL HAMMERUnclassified DECISION BRIEFING EXAMPLEDecision Briefing Example.Give your audience the purpose of yourPURPOSE The purpose of the decision brief is to get aconcurrence or decision It will either be to get their decision if theyTO GAIN A DECISION ON THE BEST are the decision authority or to get their.PERSONAL LASER PRINTER TO concurrence if you re briefing them toPURCHASE coordinate your recommendation DECISION BRIEFING EXAMPLEPROBLEM STATEMENTDecision Briefing Example.Stated in the infinitive Short concise and to the pointPROBLEM STATEMENTIf you are briefing this you might just say Sir TO DETERMINE THE BEST PERSONAL.Here is the problemLASER PRINTER THAT MEETS MYstatement Let Him read it When He sNEEDS CONSTRAINTS ANDfinished He ll look up or give you some signal to.PREFERENCE DECISION BRIEFING EXAMPLERECOMMENDATIONDecision Briefing ExampleHere s the Bluff Don t just say COA .Spell out your recommendation It swhat you want to happen RECOMMENDATIONYou ve taken a stand Now thePURCHASE THE TEXAS.rest of your briefing must beINSTRUMENTS convincing MICROWRITER MODELPS23 COA 3 DECISION BRIEFING EXAMPLE.PRIOR COORDINATIONDecision Briefing ExampleIdentify all the personnel you coordinatedwith for this briefing PRIOR COORDINATION This is also a good time to introduce your.staff if they are with youMention whether or not those youLTC SMITH Concur coordinated with approved or disapprovedyour recommendationMAJ PETERSON Concur.MR WELLINGTON Concur DECISION BRIEFING EXAMPLEDecision Briefing ExampleNow give him the roadmap Tellhim what your going to brief him. BACKGROUND INFORMATION on FACTS ON THE PROBLEM DISCUSSION Sir Here is the outline I ll followCOURSES OF ACTION SCREENING for the remainder of my briefing .CRITERIA SURVIVING COAsEVALUATION CRITERIA ANALYSIS OFCOAs COMPARISON OF COA CONCLUSION RESTATED RECOMMENDATION. DECISION DECISION BRIEFING EXAMPLEBACKGROUNDDecision Briefing ExampleThis slide provides a lead into the rest of.your briefing BACKGROUNDBriefly state why the problem exists Present printer outdated does notmeet current needs . Technological improvements Prices reduced since last purchase DECISION BRIEFING EXAMPLEDecision Briefing Example List all facts that bear on the problem FACTS BEARING ON THE PROBLEM Facts are items of information that can be.verified Include known constraints Theconditions we can not change CURRENT COMPUTER IS AN IBM Facts can limit the scope of solutions considered Don t list every conceivable fact just those LASER PRINTERS IMPROVED.CAPABILITIES REDUCED COST The facts listed here are only a sample GRAPHICS AND FONT CAPABILITIES ISAdditional facts as required would be listed oncontinuation slides . SOFTWARE CURRENTLY REQUIRESNOT MORE THAN 1MB PRINTER RAM DECISION BRIEFING EXAMPLEASSUMPTIONSDecision Briefing Example.Assumptions are conditions or information thatwe think are true but can t verify ASSUMPTIONS Only use assumptions crucial to the process Use when a fact is not available FUTURE SOFTWARE PURCHASE MAY Don t try to assume away the problem .REQUIRE 4 MB RAM Don t confuse facts and assumptions FASTER PRINTER SPEED WILLIMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY OPERATING COST WON T CHANGE DECISION BRIEFING EXAMPLE.COURSES OF ACTIONDecision Briefing ExampleList your COAs Each COA should benumbered and named COURSES OF ACTION.COAs are nothing more than alternatives thatmight solve the problem COA 1 STAR 322 Ensure you have enough COAs so you have atCOA 2 EPSON 32 least 3 4 remaining after screening COA 3 TI MICROWRITER PS23 Don t list unfeasible COAs.COA 4 APPLE 20 COA 5 RANGER 2 COA 6 CAV 123 DECISION BRIEFING EXAMPLESCREENING CRITERIA.Decision Briefing ExampleThese are must have minimum standardsthat all COAs must pass to resolve theSCREENING CRITERIA problem Either a Go or NO GO a Must Must not. MUST HAVE 1 MB RAM have MUST BE IBM COMPATIBLE Screening criteria must tie back to your facts MUST HAVE LOCAL SALES AND or assumptions DECISION BRIEFING EXAMPLESURVIVING COAs.Decision Briefing ExampleList all COA s marking through those that werescreened out When you brief this slide beSURVIVING COAs sure you state why each COA was screened COA 1 STAR 322. COA 2 EPSON 23 Example My COA 4 Apple 20 was screened COA 3 TI MICROWRITER out because it was not IBM compatible COA 4 APPLE 20 COA 5 RANGER 2 COA 6 CAV 123. DECISION BRIEFING EXAMPLEEVALUATION CRITERIADecision Briefing ExampleEvaluation criteria are used to rank orderEVALUATION CRITERIA COAs against the desired end state .Always include the Five Elements or partsfor each of your Evaluation Criteria Name EXAMPLE Definition Unit of Measure Short Title Cost Benchmark Threshold and PreferredDirection Formula . Definition THE TOTAL COST REQUIRED TOPURCHASE THE PRINTER Criteria that are were used as screening Unit of Measure MEASURED IN DOLLARS criteria may also be used as evaluation Benchmark IS 800 00 criteria Formula LESS IS BETTER LESS THAN. 800 00 IS AN ADVANTAGE GREATER THAN 800 00 IS A DISADVANTAGE WEIGHT 5 20 WHAT MAKES GOOD CRITERIA Based on Commander s Guidance Measurable standard. Preference is for objective numerical count Compare COA to standard not COAs against each other Established SOP or doctrine based Evaluates quality of COA i e number of ground rods is easy to measure but does not help.determine best COA Cost time speed distance span of control flexibility etc Benchmark must be based in Reasoning leader applies personal experience Historical Data based on what has been known to happen. Current Allocation existing conditions Averaging mathematical average of remaining COAs least preferred DECISION BRIEFING EXAMPLEANALYSIS OF COAsDecision Briefing Example.List the advantages and disadvantagesANALYSIS OF COAs for each COAs based on your eval criteriaand benchmarks If it meets or exceedsCOA 1 STAR 322 the benchmark it is an advantage If not ADVANTAGES then it s a disadvantage . Cost 700 00 Memory expandability 7 MB Operating Cost 0DISADVANTAGES Postscript upgrade cost. Standard memory 1MB Speed 5 ppm DECISION BRIEFING EXAMPLEANALYSIS OF COAs CONT Decision Briefing Example Decision Briefing Example.ANALYSIS OF COAs ANALYSIS OF COAsCOA 2 EPSON 32 COA 3 TI MICROWRITER PS23ADVANTAGES ADVANTAGES Cost 650 00 Postscript Upgrade 0 01 Memory expandability 5 MB Memory expandability 4 MB. Operating Cost 0 Standard memory 2 MBDISADVANTAGES DISADVANTAGES Postscript upgrade cost 430 00 Cost 968 00 Standard memory 1MB Speed 5ppm DECISION BRIEFING EXAMPLE.COMPARISON OF COAsDecision Briefing Example Comparison of COAs is also simple once you vecompleted your decision matrix Here s oneCOMPARISON OF COAs technique you can use to brief it Means Better Than Means The Same.EVALUATION CRITERIAJust like analysis don t brief using yourCOST COA 2 EPSON 658 00 decision matrix However do have it available 800 00 COA1 STAR 700 00 COA3 TI PS23 958 00 .as backup in case you re asked to show it Note Include the weights for each criteriaright of the slide It prevents having to referPOST SCRIPTCOA 3 TI PS23 0 01 COA2 back to the DECMAT .EPSON 430 00 COA1 STAR 300 00 460 Note Also Include the raw data in the briefingWT 3 20 slide so my audience doesn t have to try toremember the details It s a technique STD MEMORY DO A COMPARISON FOR ALL EVALUATION. 2 mbs COA 3 TI PS23 2MB COA CRITERIA 2 EPSON 2 MB COA 1 STARWT 2 75 1 MB DECISION BRIEFING EXAMPLEDECMAT RULES.Decision Maker may ask to see your DecisionDECISION MATRIXMatrix At the point of your Comparison ofCourses of Action you should be using a Weighted DECMAT .COST PER PAGE EXP TOTALIdentify your matrices throughout the briefingWEIGHT 3 2 1as either Raw Data Relative Values orSTAR LS 5EX 2 6 3 6 1 1 13.EPSON 1500 1 3 1 2 3 3 8Always label COAs and Criteria by short titleTI PS23 3 9 2 4 2 2 15Label matrix as More or Less is betterDon t include matrix in the body of your brief.OPTIMAL STRATEGY IS COA 3WEIGHTED DECISION MATRIX Have consistency ratio and sensitivity analysisMORE IS BETTER data readily available DECISION BRIEFING EXAMPLECONCLUSION.Decision Briefing ExampleYou must have a conclusion slide Summarize analysis CONCLUSION State the clinching argument The conclusion must answer .COA 3 THE TI PS 23 IS CLEARLY THE BESTPERSONAL LASER FOR ME TO Which COA is best toPURCHASE ALTHOUGH It s MOREEXPENSIVE INITIALLY IT COMPARES Answer the problem of VERY FAVORABLY IN STANDARD. Because MEMORY AND EXTREMELY FAVORABLYIN It s LOW POSTSCRIPT UPGRADE COST Decision Matrix must support conclusions Ask for Questions NowSir Do you have any questions . DECISION BRIEFING EXAMPLERECOMMENDATIONDecision Briefing ExampleAfter Questions Restate Recommendation as a complete.RECOMMENDATIONAsk for his decision forcefully PURCHASE THE TEXAS Ask him to sign the implementing memo INSTRUMENTS MICROWRITERMODEL PS 23 COA 3 Thank him Salute Leave.AIRBORNE Understand your problem find solutions analyze solutions beable to communicate why you are recommending the solution Problem defined APSM Components. Practical Application Decision Brief Questions Conclusion Poor execution can render the most.brilliant concept null and void butthe most magnificent executioncan rarely offset the deadweight ofa flawed concept GEN W E Depuy USA Retired.Introduction slide is optional but highly recommended. Classification, if needed can be centered at the top & bottom. You can combine this slide with the purpose slide.