Decision Quality (DQ) Checklist
This checklist is useful for rating the state of our decisions.
How Good Is This Decision if I Were to Make It Now?
We can rate the quality of each of the six links of the DQ chain on a scale of 0 to 100%. One hundred percent is not perfection; it’s the point where additional improvement isn’t worth the effort or the cost of delay.
Because the weakest link determines the overall quality of the decision, going through the process of addressing the current state of each DQ element will help to identify where additional effort will be likely to improve the decision.
This checklist is useful for rating the state of our decisions. It helps us answer the following questions:
Am I ready to make a good choice? If I made the decision now, how good would it be? What needs to be improved to make my decision a quality decision? It also keeps us from getting bogged down by not going beyond 100%.