Accession Number : ADA321655

Title :   Evaluation Models for Standards and Products.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Roby, Clyde G. ; Popelas, Judy ; Noor, Asghar ; Will, Craig A.

PDF Url : ADA321655

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : This paper describes two models, one for evaluating standards and the other for evaluating standards-based, commercial off the shelf (COTS) products. Their intended use is as an aid in making a selection among competing standards or standards-based COTS products, based on which can best serve the identified needs of a particular organization. The models were formulated based on interviews of professionals experienced in standards development. Each model consists of a set of evaluation criteria that were judged to be important determinants of successful standards and products. The standards evaluation model was further developed to contain assessment guidelines for each of its evaluation criteria. The models do not replace testing or other hands-on methods of evaluation, but rather use the results of such efforts to evaluate some of their criteria. A preliminary use of the standards evaluation model suggests that it can be a helpful tool, given that its limitations and its place within a total decision making process are understood.

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *OFF THE SHELF EQUIPMENT, *MODEL TESTS, *STANDARDS, *COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION, DECISION MAKING, MODELS, INSTRUCTIONS, INTERVIEWING.

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE