Using systems engineering for the development of decision making support systems (DMSS): an analysis of system development methodologies (SDM)

Sarah Mae Vallance, Alexander Duffy, Robert Whitfield, Kepa Mendibil, Abigail Hird, John McCabe, Neville Turner

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Abstract

Decision Making Support Systems (DMSS) can mitigate the risks involved in highly uncertain processes where novelty is high, such as NPD resource management. However such systems manipulate complex organisational information and require embedding within the business it operates within. There is a risk of poor acceptance in the business if the DMSS does not take into account a number of business related considerations. Utilising a systems approach literature was analysed, from which a set of considerations pertinent to the development of DMSS was elicited. Through the assessment of a number of System Development Methodologies (SDM), it was found that no one System Development Methodology (SDM) took into account all considerations identified. There is therefore a clear gap in current research and a real need for such a methodology which addresses the considerations identified.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-54
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of the Decision Support System Technology
Volume3
Issue number4
Early online date13 Dec 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • decision making support systems
  • new product development
  • resource management
  • system development methodologies
  • systems engineering

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