Strategy Tables

A strategy table is a collection of decision nodes and a set of defined strategies. A strategy is a setting for each decision in the strategy table. Strategy tables simplify the model when there are multiple decisions in a model at the same point in time by reducing the number of combinations of alternatives being evaluated.

Strategy tables are contained in Strategy Nodes in the Model Window. A Strategy Node is comprised of a strategy table and its component decision nodes. Each component decision node is the same as a stand-alone decision node, and its Node Definition can be edited by double-clicking on it. Likewise, the Node Definition of Strategy Node can be edited by double-clicking on it.

When a Strategy Node is created it contains a strategy table that has two decisions and two strategies by default. Within the strategy table, individual decisions can be created, added, renamed, broken out, or deleted using functions found in the context menu (viewed by clicking the right mouse button). Strategies can also be created, renamed, or deleted using the context menu, as can decision alternatives.

To assign a decision alternative to a strategy, click-and-drag the icon next to the strategy name or from under the first decision alternative and place it underneath the desired decision alternative. A copy of the icon will appear under the alternative.

You may only have one Strategy Node in a model.

Versions: DPL Professional, DPL Enterprise, DPL Portfolio

See Also


Influence Diagram Nodes