It is pointed out that, like other projects which spend corporate dollars, an expert system must be analyzed for its economic and strategic worth to the organization. Both traditional engineering economy project analysis and multivariate holistic methods can be applicable. The fundamental strategy of the analyst is to decide upon the evaluation methodologies, gather cost and benefit data, study the project from various perspectives, and present the results and recommendations.
A. E. Smith and C. H. Dagli, "Cost Justification of an Expert System," Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Managing Expert System Programs and Projects, 1990, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Jan 1990.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MESPP.1990.122689
IEEE Conference on Managing Expert System Programs and Projects, 1990
Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Economic and Sociologic Effects; Economics; Engineering Economy Project Analysis; Expert Systems; Multivariate Holistic Methods; Project Engineering; Software Engineering
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