Christine Anderson-Cook, a research scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, has written extensively on decision making with multiple, often competing, objectives. She gives suggestions for objectively considering tradeoffs, resulting in better decisions.
On the table for discussion:
- The define, measure, reduce, combine and select (DMRCS) method for adding much-needed structure to problem solving.
- Various graphical methods for visualizing tradeoffs.
- Response surface design for product and process optimization.
- How to ensure your experiments are designed to answer the question at hand.
- Strategies for increasing the impact of statistical results.
Expertise: design of experiments, response surface methodology, decision making for multiple objectives, system reliability