Disadvantages of Using Decision Trees

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Disadvantages of Using Decision Trees
Anneke Zwart, Moderator
Although decision trees can be used for effective decision making on product development, research and development and innovation programs, there are several pitfalls in using this method. Storey mentions the following problems:
  1. TIME-INTENSIVE: Decision trees are able to categorize quickly once the tree has been built. However it often takes a lot of time to develop such a tree.
  2. ERROR PROPAGATION: this refers to the influence of uncertainties of variables on the uncertainty of the function that is based on those variables. Decision trees work by a series of decisions...



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