Name and Add a new Decision
Click on a decision then click [Remove] to permanently delete it from the current list
(Hint: if you want to remember it use Archive from the File menu rather than Remove)
Click on a decision then click [Rename] to give it a different name
(Note: You cannot change case, only wording)
Click on a decision then click [Criteria] to display the Criteria Window
Click on a decision then click [Alternatives] to display the Alternatives Window
Without anything checked clicking this button will display all current decisions with their alternatives and ratings
First clicking one or more decisions will limit the display to just those decisions which are selected
Unchecks every decision that was checked
Saves the set of current decisions and any decisions in the Archive
Note: You do not need to check Save. Everything is saved automatically when you exit the program.
Click if you just want peace of mind after entering a lot of data.
Displays the main Overview window
Exits this program
The next few paragraphs provide a vision of what the program does.
Identify the decision you wish to make and click [Add] to give it a name, for example:
NAME YOUR DECISION
List the choices you could make (the alternatives), for example:
List the criteria you will use to make your decision, for example:
Give a weighting to your criteria (on a scale of 1 to 10 how important is each, 10 being most important), for example:
The percentage of each criterion weighting is calculated automatically and adds to 100%, for example:
As you can see from the above, Low Travel Cost and Short Travel Time are the most important considerations.
The next step is to rate each alternative using the criteria you have selected.
One a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being highest) how would you rate this alternative, for example:
RATE THE ALTERNATIVE
As you can see from this example, the Disneyland destination rates high for being close to friends and family.
The next step is to calculate and display the best alternative, for example:
DISPLAY THE RESULTS
This program uses the weightings and ratings to calculate a Weighted Point Rating for each alternative.
The best alternative, based on the criteria weightings and ratings by criteria for each alternative, is Six Flags.
Use this program to track multiple decision, for example:
MANAGE MULTIPLE DECISIONS
The alternative with the best overall rating is listed at the bottom of each decision as the *** recommended *** decision.