Corps of Engineers Operations & Maintenance Budget Decision Support System. Division Prototype (COMB-DSS-D)
ARMY ENGINEER INST FOR WATER RESOURCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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This report describes the development and use of a PC-based decision support system to assist with O and M budget analysis. The Corps Operations and Maintenance Budget Decision Support System-Division COMB DSS-D is the second product of the work unit entitled, Decision Support Systems for Operations and Maintenance, under the Improved Operation Management Techniques IOMT research program. The objective of the COMB DSS-D effort is to assist the Division planners with analysis and decision-making on yearly budget submittals made by Corps Districts. The COMB DSS-D was developed using an iterative, rapid prototyping approach. Rather than spend extensive time and effort developing detailed requirements and design specifications before coding and testing, three versions of the prototype system were developed, each of which incrementally approached the decision support needs of ORD. Each prototype version allowed the user hands-on experience with the system very early in the development cycle, thereby providing the development team with rapid feedback on what worked and what didnt work. Thus, the design team was able to respond with improved capabilities in a timely fashion.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Computer Programming and Software