Towards a Theory of Measures of Effectiveness
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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An explicit theory for measures of effectiveness MOEs as they are commonly referred to does not exist. As a result several definitions for MOEs have been advanced, that while similar, do not provide the needed insight in to system performance evaluation. Original studies performed by the Military Operations Research Societys MORS Command and Control workshop in the mid-1980s laid a foundation for a more theoretical approach that was well received within the MORS community. However, little has been done in the last decade to further this work. Most papers in the latter part of the 1 990s make no reference to the workshop reports and other published papers that resulted from the workshop. This paper will present a review of the original work performed by MORS as well as relevant material that has been published in the intervening years. It will extend the original body of work using the systems-of-systems perspective originally developed by Russell Ackoff. A concise systems based definition of MOEs will be derived using this framework. The paper will also present the framework for a consistent mathematical theory for MOEs.
- Administration and Management
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Operations Research