The Open Decision Tool Demo (odt-demo)

I’m developing the Open Decision Tool Demo to provide a way to demonstrate the Structured Decision Making/Decision Management methodology and the integration of Decision Management 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 Decision Management and Systems Engineering
  3. Provide a tool that can be modified by users who do not feel it meets their needs

My personal focus is the application of SDMDM 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.