How many people should I ask for advice (part 2)?

Posted on Sat 02 December 2023 in Research • Tagged with search, dynamic programming

The earlier musings calculated the expected value under the assumption that we need to decide how many people to ask upfront. Now suppose we can ask people sequentially. That is, we ask one person, and depending on their report can decide to stop or to ask more people, and so …


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How many people should I ask for advice?

Posted on Mon 27 November 2023 in Research • Tagged with search, dynamic programming

We like to ask for other’s opinions before embarking on any venture. Is there a way to understand the determinants of how many people should we ask for advice? Below is a “simple” model that might help think through the various drivers.

Suppose we have a single alternative that …


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Teaching Fast track project management

Posted on Wed 12 February 2020 in Simulation • Tagged with games

Concurrency in Projects (will pop up on a new tab)


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An Online Game for Teaching PERT

Posted on Fri 24 August 2018 in Simulation • Tagged with games

PERT simulation (will pop up on a new tab)


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