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How to Make Technical Decisions

Making a technical decision is a difficult responsibility. Often there isn’t a clear best choice, and sometimes, the scope of impact of a decision is so vast that you want to weigh the pluses and minuses over and over, instead of just going with your gut.

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Rebecca Fitzhugh, author, consulting architect, and a Field Day delegate lays out the steps of making sound technical decisions. In an article titled “Making a Technical Decision”, she writes –

Decision-making is the cognitive process of selecting a course of action among several possible alternative options. Technical decision-making is less about the tool to pick and more about the problem to solve. Once the problem space is well defined, then evaluating the possible solutions becomes a lot easier. Technical decision-making cannot be outsourced.

Read the rest of the story “Making a Technical Decision”, where she takes the readers through the dos and don’ts, and explains the best process. For more stories like this, sign up to our weekly newsletter.

About the author

Sulagna Saha

Sulagna Saha is a writer at Gestalt IT where she covers all the latest in enterprise IT. She has written widely on miscellaneous topics. On she writes about the hottest technologies in Cloud, AI, Security and sundry.

A writer by day and reader by night, Sulagna can be found busy with a book or browsing through a bookstore in her free time. She also likes cooking fancy things on leisurely weekends. Traveling and movies are other things high on her list of passions. Sulagna works out of the Gestalt IT office in Hudson, Ohio.