Making Essential Choices with Scant Information

Front-End Decision Making in Major Projects

  • Terry M. Williams
  • Knut Samset
  • Kjell J. Sunnevåg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

  3. Aligning Projects

  4. Generating Information

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Geir Kirkebøen
      Pages 169-194
    3. Benjamin Scheibehenne, Bettina von Helversen
      Pages 195-212
    4. George Wright, Fergus Bolger, Gene Rowe
      Pages 213-229
    5. Gregory S. Parnell
      Pages 230-256
  5. Analysing Information

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277
    2. Bjørn Andersen
      Pages 301-330
    3. Philip Pugh
      Pages 331-350
  6. Making Decisions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 351-351
    2. Kjell J. Sunnevåg
      Pages 353-374
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 413-417

About this book


An in-depth look at how to improve decisions on major projects at the concept stage, when there is scant information available. This book describes how to evaluate judgemental information. It looks at how scant information can actually be a strength, and can help establish a broad overall perspective.


complexity Distribution evaluation management PERT project management rating strategy

Editors and affiliations

  • Terry M. Williams
    • 2
  • Knut Samset
    • 1
  • Kjell J. Sunnevåg
    • 3
  1. 1.Norwegian University of Science and Technology in TrondheimNorway
  2. 2.Management SchoolUniversity of SouthamptonUK
  3. 3.Norwegian Competition AuthorityNorway

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