14.5 Basic Decision Support Tools

We have already seen, in Parts 2 and 3, examples of tools that are useful in some of the four layers of decision support. For example, we used Object Process Methodology (OPM) to represent not only system architectures but also specific decision-making problems, such as function or form specialization (see, for example, Figure 7.2). We introduced morphological matrices as a means to represent simple decision-making problems, such as concept selection (see, for example, Table 7.10). We also used Design Structure Matrices in Part 2, mostly to represent the interfaces between entities of a system.You are already familiar with tools that are useful in some of the four layers of decision support, such as Object Process ...

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