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The decision opportunity and our values determine the decision objectives. The objectives define the goals that we are trying to achieve. In systems engineering, the objective space includes business/mission objectives, stakeholder objectives, and system objectives. Business/mission objectives are derived from organizational and customer needs. Stakeholder objectives include the goals of other important stakeholders in the system life cycle. Finally, system objectives include the technical objectives necessary for the system to meet business/mission and stakeholder objectives throughout the system life cycle. The systems engineering objectives space spans the life cycle of the system's products and services in both commercial and government enterprises including the business/mission need, concept, requirements, architecture, design, integration, ...