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    January 13, 2008 – Vol. 9, No. 1

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    Decision Support Q & A

    What is a decision support system feasibility study?
    by Dan Power
    Editor, DSSResources.com

    Someone in an organization has an idea for a replacement DSS or an innovative DSS. Perhaps a senior manager says "it would be great if we could do X?" or "I want X, figure out how to do it"; perhaps someone in IT attends a workshop or conference and hears of a system from a colleague or a vendor representative. Some of these ideas are nurtured, others are quickly rejected. At some point a DSS idea becomes concrete enough and the anticipated costs and risks are significant enough that a potential project sponsor says "let's conduct a feasibility study". What will the manager or decision support analyst assigned to conduct the feasibility study actually do?

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