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Expert systems ES are designed to support and replicate management tasks and decision making characterized by experience and expertise. These commodities are becoming increasingly limited as organizations flatten their management structure. Effective identification and evaluation of domains...
While it may be in the interest of construction firms to expand either gradually or rapidly their workload over time, the need to maintain a stable volume of work is still crucial for longterm survival. While it is obviously useful for the industry to try to resolve the specific quality problems...
Discusses traditional accounting principles and how their limitations can affect an organizations ability to achieve total quality management. Problems with these accounting principles become even more apparent when they are used to justify the investment in new technologies which may be needed...
Existing qualitycost models have been criticized for their imprecision and inadequate theoretical justification. Attempts to remedy these deficiencies by using systems dynamics to build a generic model relating quality conformance levels to the qualitycost categories of prevention, appraisal and...
Develops an optimization model to optimize software quality within budget and time limitations. Software quality is described through quality factors. This model assumes a nonlinear relationship between quality factors and the effort spent in the development phases. Enables a software manager to...
Most of the existing software reliability models assume time between failures to follow an exponential distribution. Develops a reliability growth model based on nonhomogeneous Poisson process with intensity function given by the power law, to predict the reliability of a software. Several...
Provides a comprehensive and evaluative account of product reliability across a number of different dimensions. Through utilizing secondary sources of data and supported by some preliminary qualitative research findings, attempts to decompose those elements which have a direct relevance to...
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