The biggest, most important decisions are often also the most demanding on the organizations that have to make them. Deciding which projects to fund, choosing which technologies to pursue, evaluating the performance of people, projects, and programs: These are complex decisions requiring input and expertise from across the organization or stakeholder community.
Those who propose research, projects, or new products and services want a clear understanding of what is being sought and confidence that their proposal will be given a fair and thorough consideration. Those charged with the task of evaluating proposals want complete, well-structured submissions and clear criteria by which to evaluate them. Those who have to make the final choices and are responsible for the results of the decision want a reliable and efficient process that provides confidence to all stakeholders that the right choices have been made to support the overarching goals and objectives of the organization.