The Open Decision Tool Demonstrator (odt-demo)

_ odt-demo beta release _
If you drop me a note, I can provide access information to a beta site where you can play with the tool.

I’m developing this project to demonstrate Structured Decision Making and Management and the integration of SDM&M in systems engineering. While the methodology can be executed on paper or by spreadsheet, it is a bit tedious without a database and collaborative decision-making is substantially enhanced by broader accessibility.

  1. Provide an accessible tool for practitioners who want to try these DM and SE methods without the need for corporate funding
  2. Provide an on-ramp to the advantages of SDM&M with Systems Engineering
  3. Provide a tool that can be modified by users to meet their needs

My personal focus is the application of SDM&M in engineer. My goal is to support the application of SDMDM in systems engineering, specifically architecting. As decisions are central to engineering activities, getting the decision framework in place is the first step. The planned information architecture is shown below, while the initial version will support the decision elements.

Previous and active sprint progress is described here: and some tool navigation is described here:

While developing this demonstration, I’ve been learning javascript, node, Meteor, React, css, etc., etc. There is a lot still to do, fix and to learn. If you are interested in helping set up the project as opensource (licensing, hosting, bug reporting, etc.) or being involved with the software or methodology development, please drop a note to info@ this domain or cdsolns dot com.