Decision Cycle

Decision cycle refers to the continual use of mental and physical processes by an entity to reach and implement decisions.

  • Within the United States military, a theory of an Observe–Orient–Decide–Act (OODA) loop has been advocated by Colonel John Boyd.
  • In quality control, plan–do–check–act is used.
  • In science, the scientific method (hypothesis–experiment–evaluation, or plan–do–check) can also be seen as a decision cycle.
  • In the nursing process, the ADPIE (Assessment–Diagnosis–Planning–Implementation–Evaluation) process is used. This has a suggested revision, in the ASPIRE (Assessment–Systematic Nursing Diagnosis–Planning–Implementation–'Recheck'–Evaluation) model, to include an additional stage—'Recheck'—in between 'Implementation' and 'Evaluation'.


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John Boyd (military Strategist) - The OODA Loop
... Boyd's key concept was that of the decision cycle or OODA loop, the process by which an entity (either an individual or an organization) reacts to an event ... this idea, the key to victory is to be able to create situations wherein one can make appropriate decisions more quickly than one's opponent ... The pilot who goes through the OODA cycle in the shortest time prevails because his opponent is caught responding to situations that have already changed." Boyd hypothesized that all intelligent organisms and ...

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