Accession Number : ADA183330

Title :   Performance Evaluation of Decisionmaking Organizations,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE LAB FOR INFORMATION AND DECISION SYSTEMS

Personal Author(s) : Hillion,Herve P ; Levis,Alexander H

PDF Url : ADA183330

Report Date : Jul 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Decisionmaking organizations are modeled as asynchronous concurrent systems using Timed Petri Nets. This model allows the evaluation of time-related performance with respect to the following measures: the maximum throughput rate, defined as the maximum processing rate achievable by the system, and the execution schedule, which determines the earliest instants at which the different operations can occur in the process. These measures of performance (MOPs) are expressed as functions of the time and resource constraints that are in force in any particular organization. The characterization obtained makes it possible to compare different organizational forms and to modify existing designs so as to improve performance. The methodology is illustrated through the analysis of a five-member ship control party of a submarine. (Author)

Descriptors :   *NETWORKS, *DECISION MAKING, *ASYNCHRONOUS COMPUTERS, FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS, ORGANIZATIONS, TIME, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), PERFORMANCE TESTS, PROCESSING, RATES, SCHEDULING, THROUGHPUT

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE