What are the pros of making group decisions? Higher quality Alternatives Information Alignment Diversity Empowerment and growth Commitment and acceptance
What are the cons? Time consuming Delays and ill feeling Could be dominated Pressure to conform Responsibility?
It can result in a fight, so what do we do to be able to decide in a group?
Facilitation facilitation facilitation. Part of it is the team understanding how the decision is going to be made and doing it in the most fitting way
What are the methods? Majority Super majority Consent Consensus Experiment Consent Consensus
Let’s split into groups and decide!
Making smarter decisions
Making smarter decisions:
13/2/2017 Meetup @CyberArk, Omer Meshar, email@example.com
Idea based on Sebastian Radics’s post in
“OnTheAgilePath” blog, on
Efficient group decisions using the 7 levels of
decision making – an agile coach must have:
Why make group
Why not? Time
Delays and ill
Group making decision method When to apply?
Let’s see when to use
Group making decision method Details
Majority A simple majority is enough to decide (>50%)
Super majority The team decides on a threshold which needs to
be reached (>66% for example)
Delegation The team delegates the decision to an expert,
manager or any volunteer
Multi voting The team votes on several options
Consent Either everyone is in favor or don’t care.
One against is enough for a Veto
Consensus Everyone is in favor.
One that is not sure is enough for a Veto
Experiment Don’t decide yet, first experiment a few options