Rational Decision Making

February 9, 2009

In his blog, The IT Governance Evangelist Steve Romero from CA brings up a great point about decision-making. From his perspective, decision making is the heart and soul of IT governance.

“What decisions are made, who makes them, and how, are the essence of Governance.”

And now that the economy is significantly tougher than it’s been in recent memory, most corporate decisions are more critical than they’ve ever been. To help organizations make better decisions, Romero has come up with a couple rules for rational decision making:

– First, be clear on the objective.

– Second, be sure you can measure the result of your decision.
Of course, in his blog, he goes into the details for each point. Suffice to say that if you can’t answer either one appropriately, you’re not going to have a governable solution!

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