MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR DEPT OF INDUSTRIAL AND OPERATIONS ENGINEERING
Discussions of performance evaluation are often severely impeded by the lack of a common framework or viewpoint. In this paper a partial taxonomy for the field of performance evaluation is provided along with an indication of some of the primary concerns in each of the four major categories of this taxonomy. In particular, it is shown that in discussing the performance of an installation one must first establish the reason for the evaluation effort, the level at which the evaluation is to be conducted, the technique to be used in the evaluation process and the evaluation tools which are available.
Presented at the AEC Scientific Computer Information Exchange, San Francisco, May 1973.