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Dynamic Web Enabled Weighted Tool Selection Matrix

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014973D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Jul-07
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for leveraging the knowledge of domain experts of complex topics across a large corporation by providing a consistent and related method for areas such as tool/software selections for alliances and clients and a manner to communicate key reasons for selecting or rejecting a given technology back to the consultants. Specifically, evaluation of products tied to standard evaluation. Level 1: a dynamic weighted matrix for evaluation (dynamic dependent on needs) Level 2: Questions tied to matrix that dive in deeper or exit depending on answers. Determines categorical dynamic values. Level 3: provides feedback loop based on clients answers as to why a product is rejected. For Example: Requires efficient maintenance and deployment could rule out solution that requires thin client as compared to web based solutions. Level 4: allows forecasting per industry. Additional advantage: allows consultants to provide expertise much above their own personal level. Details. 1. Expert(s) identifies elements to evaluate this tool set and a blank matrix created.