Ellen Coopersmith

President, Decision Frameworks

Ellen Coopersmith is an expert in decision quality and decision analysis implementation and its practical application in multiple industries. She consults, facilitates and trains organizations across the globe, utilizing her extensive experience in strategy development, scenario planning, decision framing, facilitation and value of information. An engineer by degree from The Colorado School of Mines, Ms. Coopersmith has specialized in decision analysis for last 25 years. As of 2018, she’s trained over 7,000 professionals while assisting companies with both corporate and project level strategic decisions. Ms. Coopersmith is the president of Decision Frameworks, a decision quality enablement firm providing consulting, training and software around the globe. She was the 2017 – 2018 president of the Society of Decision Professionals, a published speaker on decision analysis, a Professional Engineer and SDP Fellow.

My Sessions

25 years of DAAG

The Capital Peak

This year’s conference marks the 25th consecutive annual meeting of the Decision Analysis Affinity Group, or DAAG.  Join us as we mark this auspicious occasion with a discussion with the three founders of DAAG:  John Palmer, David Skinner, and Tom Spradlin.  This panel will be moderated by Ellen Coopersmith, also an attendee of the first […]


Workshop: Scenario Planning for Three Levels of Strategy Development and Project Management

Mount Elbert A

Some decision problems benefit greatly from the incorporation of scenario thinking into the framing of the opportunity. In this unique scenario workshop, three applications will be explored: Scenario thinking for business strategy Scenario thinking for new venture stakeholder management Scenario thinking for development of de-risking plans The goal is to use scenario thinking to change […]