20th July, 2013
Decision Analysis and Resolution (DAR) is a process area in CMMI at Maturity Level 3. DAR helps in the selection of best alternative from two or more alternatives. DAR can be applied in projects or at org-level for any kind of decision making which involves selection of best alternative from different available alternatives. The impact of the decision determines the nature of formalism that is required while implementing DAR. If the decision is having a very wide and significant impact, then the DAR is carried out formally with at-least four alternatives to be evaluated with minimum four to five evaluation criteria for best results. If the decision is having low-impact, then a simple brain-storming session will also suffice for conducting DAR.
DAR is conducted using following steps:
DAR can be applied for formal evaluation, when we have two or more alternatives and objectivity is required for selection of best alternatives. Some examples where DAR can be applied for selection of:
We at DQS India (CMMI Institute Partner) have CMMI Appraisers and CMMI Consultants who have expertise in designing the DAR guidelines for use in your organization. We also provide comprehensive training on conducting DAR, on different evaluation methods, on evaluating alternatives and on selecting best alternative.
We also have a CMMI-Toolkit to help you quickly deploy DAR guidelines, process as part of QMS in the organization. CMMI-Toolkit contains processes and associated documentation – templates, checklists and guidelines.
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