# Creating Decision Matrices

This final assignment, broken in to two parts, should incorporate the work that you have started in your discussions throughout the course up to this point. You will want to go back and review your discussion posts as well as the posts of others each week to complete this final assignment.

PART 1: Evaluate and Make the Decision by comparing the alternatives based on the objectives. This process is achieved in Step Four by creating two decision matrices – unweighted and weighted.

STEP 1: Create the Unweighted Matrix

Use a scale of 0 – 3 to rate the first decision matrix. (0 being does not meet the objective well to 3 being meets the objective well).

The decision matrices must have the four objectives and four alternatives from the previous week’s discussions.

Explain WHY and HOW Harry derived the ranking of the objectives and alternatives (each of the individual numbers) in the first matrix. Review the House Buying Example.

STEP 2: Create the Weighted Matrix

Assign a percentage to each of the objectives.

These weights must total to 100% for the second (weighted) decision matrix. Remember these do not change for each alternative. but are applied to each objective.  Post the second decision matrix in the text box (weighted).

Explain WHY and HOW Harry derived each of the weights for the objectives.

STEP 3: Evaluate

Based on the results of the Decision Matrices, evaluate and analyze all of HH’s alternatives and objectives.

State the final decision by explaining and justifying it with the numbers in the matrix.  The final decision is based on the matrices

Make sure that all of your steps make sense with one another and fully align so that your final decision completely lines up with the rest of the steps in the process.

PART 2:

Create a report to the internal stakeholders of the company to discuss the decision that you have made regarding moving forward in a way that fixes the financial situation that outlines exactly how you have come to the decision. In your memo, you want to provide specifics, some of which have been established throughout the first 6 weeks of the course. All conclusions, justifications, reasoning’s, and explanations must be supported with course material in the form of APA in-text citations (page/paragraph numbers required) and a reference list.

Biases that may impact the process

Triggers/Opportunities leading to the need for a decision

Goal of Decision – What is the overall goal and why?

Decision Statement

Purpose, Scope, and Perspective – How did you frame this statement?

Four Objectives – Of the 6, why these?

Alternatives and how they met your objectives. Were these your original alternatives or were there class discussions that brought forth new ideas?

Your decision matrices (weighted and unweighted) and how you chose to weight each criteria

Your final decision – Assessing the Decision Process, which is where Harry will state the final decision and how it fulfills HH’s objectives by examining the MDQ process in how that final decision was derived.

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