Category: Systems Engineering

Two Sides of a Coin: Function v Operation A Short Story: Part I

The following tale is a fictional account of representative events. Any resemblance to actual events, persons or organizations is completely unintended. Technical details presented in the storyline are available academically and publicly. No government or proprietary information is disclosed. Lieutenant commander Luke Maxwell Ryan, USN, Retired was in a jolly …

Group Decision-Making the FACM Way

The Full Analytical Criteria Method (FACM) is derived from the work of Dr. Thomas Saaty and others on the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP). AHP uses a 9-point scale to evaluate a large number of alternative solutions against each other with respect to a single criterion at a time. It accommodates …