Freeman Marvin to Present Paper at April INFORMS Conference

Mr. Freeman Marvin, Executive Principal at Innovative Decisions, Inc., will present a paper titled  "The VII Soft O.R. Methods Every Analyst Should Know" at the INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research in San Antonio in April.  This paper is based on IDI's recent work helping a large government agency tackle its "wicked" problems.  Wicked problems are said to be ill-defined, have many diverse stakeholders, changing constraints, and no optimal solution.  Soft operations research approaches to these types of problems use qualitative methods involving deep collaboration, visualization, and rapid experiments.