OS4013 Cost Estimation VI: Decision Analysis for Cost Estimators

This course presents an introduction to the techniques of Decision analysis. Decision analysis techniques can be used to help decision makers solve complex decision problems involving sequential decisions, major uncertainties, imperfect information, varying degrees of risk, and often multiple competing or conflicting objectives. The course includes structuring decision with influence diagrams and decision trees, modeling uncertainty with subjective probabilities, sensitivity analysis, the value of information, and modeling risk attitudes using utility theory. A fundamental understanding probability and calculus is expected.


OS3080, OS3006, OS4702

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  • Winter