Eight things to remember before you make your next decision based on PMI

In project management we make decisions on a daily basis. Most are relatively unimportant; some are critical and will cause the project to be successful or to fail. To ensure we make rational, unbiased decisions, critical decision-making requires you to:

- Obtain complete and accurate data

- Exam your logic and your biases

- Examine your premises

- Be aware of your motivations

- Think through both short-term and long-term impacts

- Know your own limits (be humble)

- Check with others

- Be comfortable with resulting uncertainty


Parth, F. R. (2013). Critical decision-making skills for project managers. Paper presented at PMI® Global Congress 2013—EMEA, Istanbul, Turkey. Newtown Square, PA: Project Management Institute.

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