Accession Number:

ADA217314

Title:

A Framework for Evaluating Success in Systems Analysis

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

69.0

Abstract:

The central purpose of systems analysis is to help parties at interest in problem situations to understand and respond effectively to those situations. In achieving this purpose, an analysis team must deal skillfully and imaginatively with many technical matters, as discussed in the Overview and Craft Issues. There are, however, some additional nontechnical matters that must be handled successfully if the analysis is to be effective, such as 1 Identifying the parties at interest in the problem situation and developing appropriate relations with them and 2 Understanding the kinds of sucess that a study may achieve so as to help the parties at interest as much as possible. This paper has two related purposes. The first is to appreciate and identify the roles that various parties at interest may play in a system analysis. This discussion can help analysts in identifying the parties at interest in a particular problem situation, in developing appropriate relations with them and in communicating the studys results to them effectively.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE