Optimized Morphological Analysis in Decision-Making
Morphological analysis (MA) is one of the methods most widely used in identifying, formulating, and structuring complex problems with the aim of seeking optimal solutions. When extended with cross-consistency assessment (CCA), MA becomes an iterative method. The aim of this chapter is to propose a modelling approach for using extended MA and to complement it with sensitivity analysis (SA) for optimization and time reduction over the iteration process. First, the aim is to recognize the connection between systems engineering requirements and project management activities, while incorporating multiple design dimensions and categories. Second, the chapter extends the application of the creative design approach. The target is to recognize and analyze the conflicts between the design activities, and aims at creating alternative options and solutions to resolve conflicts.
KeywordsMorphological matrix Sensitivity analysis Optimization Decision-making Project management
This research was supported in part by The Research Foundation of Lappeenranta University of Technology [LUT Tukisäätiö grant number 122/16] and The Foundation for Economic Education, [Grant number 160039].
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