Decision Support Systems Glossary
by D. J. Power
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- Changing the dimensional orientation of a display or report. See rotate in the OLAP Guide to terms.
- A managerial function concerned with making forecasts, formulating outlines of things to do, and identifying methods to accomplish them.
- A strategy in system development in which a scaled down system or portion of a system is constructed in a short time, tested, and improved in several iterations. A prototype is an initial version of a system that is quickly developed to test the effectiveness of the overall design being used to solve a particular problem. Prototyping is similar to the Evolutionary (Iterative) Design Process. It is sometimes termed rapid prototyping and is similar to rapid application development (RAD).