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STAGE 6: Make decision
In this stage, top-ranked options from Stage 5 are explicitly considered in the context of initial efforts to structure the problem. It is therefore necessary to revisit Stages 1 & 2 and answer these two questions:
- Was the problem well defined?
- Do the criteria from stage 2 adequately operationalize the decision problem and decision-makers objectives?
In the case of negative responses, reformulate where necessary. At this point, decision makers must also know how sensitive any ranking of options is to data and model uncertainties.