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Instructional Decision Analysis Videos

See Decision Analytics in Action!

These short, demonstration videos introduce basic Decision Analysis tools and concepts using the DPL Professional software -- a class-leading decision and risk analytic software tool.

What is a Decision Tree?

This video demonstrates how decision trees, a powerful decision analysis tool, are used to analyze a decision-problems. Using the DPL Professional software, this simple example is suited for those new to decision analysis concepts.

Use the following link to download the DPL model used in the video:

A Simple Decision Tree Example.da

Building a Decision Tree-Focused Model in DPL 9

See how quickly and easily you can build a decision tree-focused model, link tree events and metrics to an Excel cash flow spreadsheet, and run an analysis to generate actionable results in the DPL 9 Professional software. The case is a commercial strategy play within the pharmaceutical industry.

Use the following links to download the DPL model and linked Excel spreadsheet used in the video:

Model: Building a Decision Tree_Commercial Strategy.da
Spreadsheet: NeuroPriza.xlsx

What is an Influence Diagram?

This video demonstrates how easy it is to create and manipulate an Influence Diagram, the ideal Decision Tree companion, in DPL Professional in order to frame a strategic business decision and gain key insights.

Use the following link to download the DPL model used in the video:

Influence Diagram.da

What is the Value of Information?

This video explains the decision analysis concept of value of information and shows how easily VOI can be calculated for uncertainties within DPL Professional.

Use the following link to download the DPL model used in the video:

Calculating the Value of Information.da

Creating a Tornado Diagram in DPL Professional

This short video tutorial will show you how to create a value tornado in the DPL Professional software. This graphical sensitivity analysis can help you understand the sensitivity of metrics and decision to changes in uncertain risk factors.

Use the following link to download the DPL model and view the values entered for each variable within the tornado diagram set up dialog:

Model: Tornado Diagram for New Product Strategy.da
Tornado Values: Values for Tornado Diagram.jpg