Systems analysis
"Systems analysis is a problem solving technique that decomposes a system into its component pieces for the purpose of the studying how well those component parts work and interact to accomplish their...
Bubble, Bubble … Boiling On The Double
The boiling of water is at the heart of many industrial processes, from the operation of electric power plants to chemical processing and desalination. But the details of what happens on a hot surface...
Mathematical optimization
In mathematics, computer science, economics, or management science, mathematical optimization (alternatively, optimization or mathematical programming) is the selection of a best element (with regard ...
Bubble, Bubble … Boiling On The Double
The boiling of water is at the heart of many industrial processes, from the operation of electric power plants to chemical processing and desalination. But the details of what happens on a hot surface...
Structured systems analysis and design method
Structured systems analysis and design method (SSADM), originally released as methodology, is a systems approach to the analysis and design of information systems. SSADM was produced for the Central C...
Structured data analysis (systems analysis)
Structured data analysis (SDA) is a method for analysing the flow of information within an organization using data flow diagrams. It was originally developed by IBM for systems analysis in electronic ...
Ultra-large-scale systems
Ultra-large-scale system (ULSS) is a term used in fields including Computer Science, Software Engineering and Systems Engineering to refer to software intensive systems with unprecedented amounts of h...
Business analyst
A business analyst is someone who analyzes an organization or business domain (real or hypothetical) and documents its business or processes or systems, assessing the business model or its integrati...
Benders' decomposition
Benders' decomposition (alternatively, Benders's decomposition; named after Jacques F. Benders) is a technique in mathematical programming that allows the solution of very large linear programming pro...
Failure mode and effects analysis
Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA)—also "failure modes," plural, in many publications—was one of the first systematic techniques for failure analysis. It was developed by reliability engineers i...
NeSSI
NeSSI (for New Sampling/Sensor Initiative) is a global and open initiative sponsored by the Center for Process Analysis and Control (CPAC) at the University of Washington, in Seattle.The NeSSI initiat...
KAOS (software development)
KAOS, is a goal-oriented software requirements capturing approach in requirements engineering. It is a specific Goal modeling method; another is i*. It allows for requirements to be calculated from go...
Structure chart
A Structure Chart (SC) in software engineering and organizational theory, is a chart which shows the breakdown of a system to its lowest manageable levels. They are used in structured programming to a...
Decomposition (computer science)
Decomposition in computer science, also known as factoring, is breaking a complex problem or system into parts that are easier to conceive, understand, program, and maintain.
There are different t...
Control flow diagram
A control flow diagram (CFD) is a diagram to describe the control flow of a business process, process or program. Control flow diagrams were developed in the 1950s, and are widely used in multiple eng...
Work systems
Work system has been used loosely in many areas. This article concerns its use in understanding IT-reliant systems in organizations. A notable use of the term occurred in 1977 in the first volume of M...
Shlaer–Mellor method
The Shlaer–Mellor method, also known as Object-Oriented Systems Analysis (OOSA) or Object-Oriented Analysis (OOA) is an object-oriented software development methodology introduced by Sally Shlaer and ...
Actor modeling
In computer science, Actor modeling is a form of software modeling, which focuses on software actors. Actor modeling is most prominently used for the early modeling of requirements; through this it be...
Control–feedback–abort loop
Too often systems fail, sometimes leading to significant loss of life, fortunes and confidence in the provider of a product or service. It was determined that a simple and useful tool was needed to he...
Logico-linguistic modeling
Logico-linguistic modeling is a method for building knowledge-based systems with a learning capability using Conceptual Models from Soft systems methodology, modal predicate logic and the Prolog artif...
Program designer
A program designer is the person responsible for the overall design of an internet or interactive project. Relying on a broad base of visual, media and computing skills, the program designer shapes th...
IDEF0
IDEF0, a compound acronym (Icam DEFinition for Function Modeling, where 'ICAM' is an acronym for Integrated Computer Aided Manufacturing) is a function modeling methodology for describing manufacturin...
Simulation Optimization Library: Throughput Maximization
The problem of Throughput Maximization is a family of iterative stochastic optimization algorithms that attempt to find the maximum expected throughput in an n-stage Flow line. According to Pichitlamk...
Context model
A context model is used to define the enclosing environment of some system under study. In other words, the context is the surrounding element for the system, and a model provides the mathematical int...
Modular design
Modular design, or "modularity in design", is a design approach that subdivides a system into smaller parts called modules or skids, that can be independently created and then used in different system...
CFA Loop
Too often systems fail, sometimes leading to significant loss of life, fortunes and confidence in the provider of a product or service. It was determined that a simple and useful tool was needed to he...
Epigraph (mathematics)
In mathematics, the epigraph or supergraph of a function f : R→R is the set of points lying on or above its graph:The strict epigraph is the epigraph with the graph itself removed:The same d...
A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge
A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) is the written guide to the collection of business analysis knowledge reflecting current best practice, providing a framework that describes ...
System integration
In engineering, system integration is defined as the process of bringing together the component subsystems into one system and ensuring that the subsystems function together as a system. In informatio...
Policy analysis
Policy analysis is "determining which of various policies will most achieve a given set of goals in light of the relations between the policies and the goals". However, policy analysis can be divided ...