Category Archives: ORMS

Operations Research, Management Science, the science of how.

Capacity Management, Failure Mitigation, and Where to Start?

Standard mitigation tools are a great place to start with Capacity Management, just like any failure mitigation need. As a telecommunications and IT consultant, we’re often called upon to solve problems. I remember some of my early training that suggested … Continue reading

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Leveraging Human Solutions in Operations Research

People maintain control in spite of our new machine overlords. Operations Research (O.R.) projects often focus on trying to take control of the entire problem, and therefore fail when the engineer or manager with the ultimate control cannot validate, verify, … Continue reading

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Network availability and performability modeling tricks

I read a lot, and I mean a lot, of network reliability, availability, and performability papers. The ones we publish in the IEEE Transactions on Reliability, I read multiple times. So there are a lot of relationships that go unnoticed, … Continue reading

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A goal oriented process development guideline

Much of the process work I’ve been involved in over the years ends up becoming an exercise in documentation, or making everyone happy that you have incorporated their input, rather than creating the documented process that is efficient and effective. … Continue reading

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What is this thing about?

This website serves up topics for reference and discussion in the areas of Reliability, Quality, Operations Research, IT, Telecommunications, Systems Engineering, Management Science, Consulting, and a whole lot of other things mostly related to these areas of engineering and technologies. … Continue reading

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