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The Visual Decision Plotter®

A Counter-Measure To Our Long-Term Nemesis!

Waiting on Decisions, Uncertainties Deciding, Durability of Decisions.

Full-throated “Amens” are the most common response to our premise: “Projects flow at the pace of upstream (owner) decisions”.  The Visual Decision Plotter® (VDP) was developed by and for lean design and construction as the outcome of a rigorous continuous improvement effort led by Unified Works. 

The Visual Decision Plotter® sharpens thinking from the reveal of value the customer deems important.  We simplify & expedite deciding by choosing from clear and simple VDP illustrations of the accrued gains for each option being considered.

Core lean principles are activated across the VDP method/platform:  visual management; reduce wastes; identify value; standardize; respect.  The logic of Choosing By Advantages is embedded within the Visual Decision Plotter® decision-making method.

Interested To Improve Decision-Making & Adopt VDP Counter-Measures?

For Consulting and Coached sessions please contact Larry Kavanagh as follows:

Larry Kavanagh / Unified Works, Inc. / unified-works.com

Phone: 415-250-1690
Email: larry@unified-works.com
Project Teams in Big Rooms engage & collaborate for sound decisions supported by the Visual Decision Plotter®.

Larry Kavanagh / Unified Works, Inc. / unified-works.com

Phone: 415-250-1690
Email: larry@unified-works.com
Project Teams in Big Rooms engage & collaborate for sound decisions supported by the Visual Decision Plotter®.

Validated Outcomes of the Visual Decision Plotter®

Sharpen Thinking. Simplify & Expedite Deciding

Road Maps Reveal Value & Importance to Customer

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Standardized. Documented Rationale. Durable

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Increased Confidence from Decision-makers

Clearly Illustrate Gains For Each Option

Soundly Evaluate & Account for Cost Differences

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Reduced Wastes & Waiting

Road Maps Reveal Value & Importance to Customer

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Increased Confidence from Decision-makers

Soundly Evaluate & Account for Cost Differences

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Standardized. Documented Rationale. Durable

Clearly Illustrate Gains For Each Option

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Reduced Wastes & Waiting

Visual Decision Plotter® Process

The VDP method promotes sharpened thinking to make sound, informed and expedited decisions – whether they be the “every day” ones (also important!) or the gnarly ones. 

Validations For The Visual Design Plotter®

VDP was exceptional in forcing a greater degree of objectivity at evaluating alternative systems for the project.  As I had biases going in, I was surprised at the outcomes but was convinced of it anyway.

Rafael Gavalanes

HOK Architects, Design Director for a Kaiser Permanente IPD Team

It is lightning fast, easy to understand, aligned with CBA, and highly visual. The richness of communication is massively different than what I’ve experienced with teams in complex spreadsheets trying to use CBA.

We just dove right in to have the right conversations and choose as a unified team with the speed of a natural conversation.

Felipe Engineer

Corporate Lean Manager — McCarthy Builders

While simple in its design, there is so much impact with the Visual Decision Plotter® it may as well be rocket science.

Rebecca Snelling

Corporate Lean Manager — JE Dunn Construction

Visual Decision Plotter® Project Edition

PROJECT EDITION – The Visual Decision Plotter® includes:

  • Color-coded & Custom Pre-printed Sticky pads – “Alternative”, “Attribute”, “Advantage”, and “Factor & Criteria”
  • Plotter Boards for Tags – 2 (Dry Erase For Continued Usage)
  • “VDP Analysis” Boards – 3 (Dry Erase For Continued Usage)
  • “Set the Stage” Board (Dry Erase For Continued Usage)
  • Posters of Process & Vocabulary – 3
  • Tool Bag with Dry Erase Markers and Roll of 3M Blue Tape

    System Price: $740

    Contact Larry Kavanagh with questions at 415-250-1690.

    Visual Decision Plotter® – Sticky Tags Refill

    The Visual Decision Plotter® STICKY TAGS REFILL includes:

    • Refill Set of Color-coded & Custom Pre-printed Sticky pads — “Alternative”, “Attribute”, “Advantage”, and “Factor & Criteria”

    Price: $89

    Contact Larry Kavanagh with questions at 415-250-1690.