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comparison discussed above in principle 5.
This requires the above-discussed capability of defining all your critical performance factors
quantitatively – even the apparently soft ones like ‘agility’, and ‘customer orientation’, and
‘respect in the marketplace’. It then requires the capability of making reasonable, and reasonably
based (evidence, sources, credibility as in Impact Estimation) numeric evaluations in relation to
those numeric target level requirements. It requires some way of summing up the overall impact
on one alternative, on a set of performance and resource requirements (like the % of target, and
% of budget concepts in Impact Estimation).
7. Measure critical variables, but with sufficient qualities and lowest costs.
Quantification seems exact: ‘5.0’, ‘3.14’, even though it is perhaps merely an approximation. Measurement is about determining where we really are along a scale of measure, in relation to
benchmark levels, constraint levels, and target levels.
Measurement cannot be perfect. Perfect mea...
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This document was uploaded on 02/26/2014 for the course E 515 at University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
- Spring '13
- Systems Engineering