“Cow drinking by the River” Photo Credit: Andre Yeampierre

I’ve got some things to do… so let us look at the situation. 
please.

be patient with me because my grammer is gritty… so my punctuation sucks. and i miss spell shit.

here is an article. about decision making process 
http://www.umassd.edu/fycm/decisionmaking/process/

simple and informative piece of information. call it brain food

“Step 1: Identify the decision
You realize that you need to make a decision. Try to clearly define the nature of the decision you must make. This first step is very important.”

then there is the take on “planning process” from the US Marine Corps. 
http://www.flashcardmachine.com/marine-corps-planningprocess.html

What are the 5 key benefits from planning?
- Coordinating Actions
- Shared Situational Awareness
- Expectations of how actions might evolve and their effects are common throughout
- Stimulation of initiative and creativity
- Thought process of the planners are shaped

then you have the scientific approach to “managerial decision making”

http://smallbusiness.chron.com/difference-between-qualitative-quantitative-analysis-managerial-decision-making-77298.html

“Both qualitative analysis and quantitative methods can be used to make decisions.”

planning and decision making are pretty much the same thing right? 
http://simonqpointers.blogspot.com/2011/09/decision-making-process.html

levels of decision making “strategic, tactical and operational”