Proximal Decision Making Model

I was recently interviewed by Cornelius Fichtner from The Project Management Podcast about The Proximal Decision Making Model. Here is the interview:

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Here is what Cornelius writes about the interview:

Decision making in project management can be hard. That is of course especially true if your decision making process is such that every decision you have to make must be passed up the command chain in your organization until finally someone up there has the time to review your input and make that project decision.

But what if there were an easier way for project management decision making?

There is. It is called the Proximal Decision Making Model and I’m welcoming back Joseph Flahiff ( to discuss it with us.

We begin with a definition, look at what’s wrong with today’s decision making process, offer a way to make decisions simply by flipping a coin and then look at the proximal model in detail with lots of examples, tips and tricks. All with the goal that you can improve your project management decision making process.

This interview is in part based on Josephs’s article titled “The best approach to leveraging change”.

About The PM Podcast: Cornelius Fichtner, PMP is a project management trainer who helps his students with their PMP Exam Prep, and since 2005 he has published hundreds of interviews with project managers from around the world. The interviews are free on

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