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Consider a business or personal decision of which you have first hand knowledge.  It must involve choosing between two or more distinct alternatives, not just "yes or no." 
Write three separate essays: one on the intelligence phase, one on the design phase, and one on the choice phase.  Each separate essay must be at least two pages (double spaced) and at most five pages.  Depending on the decision you choose, some of your essays might be much longer than others.

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Intelligence ("Creating a Problem") Phase Essay:
A
How did you or your organization become aware that the decision needed to be made?  
What information resources were already available to support  the decision? 
What information resources if any were obtained specially to support the decision? 
In hindsight, how might the intelligence phase have been performed better? 

B
Pick two cognitive heuristics from the linked page and discuss how they were were helpful to you or your group during the intelligence phase.
C.
Pick two cognitive biases from the linked page and discuss how they were harmful to you or your group during the intelligence phase.


Design ("
Creating Conflict and Indecision ") Phase Essay:
A
What was the process by which you or your organization came up the alternatives you considered? 
How creative was the process?
In hindsight, how might the design  phase have been performed better? 

B.
Pick two cognitive heuristics from the linked page and discuss how they were were helpful toyou or your group during the design  phase.
C.
Pick two cognitive biases from the linked page and discuss how they were harmful t you or your group during the design phase.


Choice ("
Eliminating Alternatives ") Phase Essay:
A
What was the process by which you or your organization decided which of the alternatives to implement? 
Did you address the issue of probability?
In hindsight, how might the choice phase have been performed better? 

B.
Pick two cognitive heuristics from the linked page and discuss how they were were helpful to you or your group during the choice  phase.
C
Pick two cognitive biases from the linked page and discuss how they were harmful to you or your group during the choice phase.