Accession Number:

ADA359591

Title:

Information Gathering for the Initial Tools Study for the Integrated Requirements Support System (IRSS)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 95-Jun 97

Corporate Author:

BATTELLE DAYTON OPERATIONS OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

We describe a group of related approaches to quantitative evaluations and prioritization of system requirements and proposals. In formulating requirements for new systems, analysts face difficult tasks of selecting between alternative requirement decompositions, identifying questionable or low-priority requirements, eliminating requirements that add unnecessary costs, projecting cost impact of the requirements and then evaluating alternative system design proposals against the stated requirements. We seek approaches that require modest investments of time and can be applied even at the early stages of the requirements formulation process. We show that the Analytical Hierarchy Process can be applied to provide such evaluation mechanisms and illustrate our approach with a detailed example.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE