Accelerating the Journey to DQ with Distracted and Dispersed Teams

Successful Applications at Whiting Petroleum

Today’s decision professional faces challenges like never before. Decision makers whose time is severely limited. Team members juggling competing demands for their attention. Subject matter experts scattered across multiple time zones.

Decision professionals must guide these distracted and dispersed teams to a quality decision on ever shorter timelines. Traditional approaches make it difficult to gather the diverse perspectives and expertise scattered across an organization, particularly when time is tight. There are many technology solutions that are trying to win in this space, but few are designed explicitly for the decision quality process adopted by most decision professionals.

In this webinar expressly for decision professionals, we explore successful applications at Whiting Petroleum as they faced these challenges during a recent fast-track assignment. And we explore the broader implications for the decision professional as they attempt to set themselves apart and provide superior service.

Join this webinar to learn

  • The unique challenges facing today’s decision professional
  • New tools to facilitate decision quality over distance, distraction, and dispersion
  • Ways to engage many more participants, enrich idea generation, and foster commitment to decisions about the future.


Carl Spetzler, SDGCarl Spetzler is an author, speaker, and business leader who over the past 40 years has helped guide corporate decision teams to create innovative new strategies that deal with the complexities of risk and uncertainty over long time horizons. He is the lead author of the 2016 book Decision Quality: Value Creation for Better Business Decisions and a faculty member in the Strategic Decision and Risk Management (SDRM) certificate program offered by The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Spetzler is a past president and Fellow of the Society of Decision Professionals (SDP).

Jennifer MeyerJennifer Meyer is an experienced strategy consultant and educator. She has helped clients with economic evaluation, strategy development, and business portfolio modeling. She develops custom course curricula as part of her clients’ internal decision-quality capability-building programs. She is an instructor in the Strategic Decision and Risk Management (SDRM) certificate program at The University of Texas at Austin and co-author, with Carl Spetzler and Hannah Winter, of Decision Quality: Value Creation from Better Business Decisions. Dr. Meyer is a member of INFORMS and a Fellow in the Society of Decision Professionals (SDP).

Chris Edwards began his career in the oil and gas industry in Houston with ExxonMobil, working in exploration and development roles in the US and internationally, onshore and offshore. After moving to Anadarko Petroleum, he built experience across the full spectrum of the oilfield life cycle – including exploration concept generation, risk analysis, peer review facilitation, investment portfolio management, concept marketing / partner relations coordination, budget allocation, appraisal program planning, drilling, and full field development planning. He has led numerous multi-disciplinary technical teams, focused primarily in the US Onshore area and currently serves as Vice President of Exploration and Geoscience for Whiting Petroleum.

Original Webinar Date: February 13, 2019