Ensure Good Data gets to the Bad Decision Makers
This quote is from a DOD Contracting surveillance officer on the inability of some managers to use data for decision making.
Making good decisions requires good data. Data about the future. The confidence in that data starts with gathering good data. It then moves to understanding the naturally occurring and event based uncertainties in that data. With this understanding the decisions can then be based on risk informed, statistically adjusted impacts to cost, schedule, and technical performance for future outcomes.
No Data? Driving in the Dark with Your Headlights Off. Hoping you don't run off the road.