Evaluating Design Options against Requirements: How Far Can Statistics Help?

@article{Alexander2008EvaluatingDO,
  title={Evaluating Design Options against Requirements: How Far Can Statistics Help?},
  author={Ian Alexander},
  journal={2008 16th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference},
  year={2008},
  pages={259-264}
}
Trading-off candidate designs against requirements is a critical activity for many projects. This is especially so where the goals of many stakeholders conflict, and therefore cannot all be satisfied. Traditionally, weighting has been used to try to combine scores on different criteria, so as to identify a winning design. However, this has a weak mathematical basis: criteria should be independent dimensions, and may be measured in different units. The statistical technique of Principal… CONTINUE READING