Algorithmic Generation of Feasible System Architectures,
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE LAB FOR INFORMATION AND DECISION SYSTEMS
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A methodology is presented for generating decision making organizational structures that satisfy some given requirements. Allowable interactions between organizational members are first defined and constraints are introduced. To find the set of structures that satisfy the requirements, a methodology has been designed that reduces the computational complexity of the problem and makes it tractable. The set of structures is delimited by its maximal and minimal elements and a technique is given to generate the entire set from its boundaries. Simple paths are introduced as the incremental unit leading from an organization to its neighboring ones. Lattice theory is used throughout the methodology as the underlying analytical tool.
- Operations Research