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Decision details

Evaluation of the pilot of the Better Decision Making Tool

Decision Maker: Decision Session - Executive Member for Environment and Climate Change, Executive Member for Environment

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of Report: The report will provide an evaluation of the Better Decision Making Tool (BDMT) which has been piloted across the council directorates. The tool has been used for key council decisions with the intention of improving the robustness of the decision making process as well as maximising the positive impact of any new proposals or change to services.

The Executive Member will be asked to approve some subtle changes to the wording and format within the tool.

This item has been deferred to the Decision Session on the 3 December 2018 in order to include in the report an additional proposal for further resources for the programme.


Resolved:  (i)      That the findings of the review be noted.


(ii)      That approval be given to create a Project Officer post to support officers delivering capital projects and to lead key delivery projects.


(iii)     That authority to make any further amendments to the tool be delegated to the Head of Corporate Strategy and City Partnerships and the Head of Programmes in the Economy and Place Directorate.


Reason:     To ensure that there is capacity to deliver key projects around the One Planet agenda and to ensure that the usability of the tool continues to be improved and its impact maximised.


Report author: Josephine Ozols-Riding

Publication date: 11/12/2018

Date of decision: 10/12/2018

Decided at meeting: 10/12/2018 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Environment and Climate Change

Effective from: 13/12/2018

Accompanying Documents:


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