An Impact-Estimate is an evaluated guess as to the Result of implementing a Design-Idea. In other words, it is a considered, quantified guess of the effect on a specific Scalar Requirement Attribute (performance or Resource) of implementing a Design-Idea (or set of Design-Ideas) in a System (or System subset) under stated Conditions.

Alternative Names

Concept Number: *433
English Master: Impact-Estimate
Synonyms, Variations & Acronyms: Abbreviation [Impact-Estimate *433]:
Impact “Often “Impact” is short for “Impact-Estimate”. See also Impact *087”


A full Impact-Estimate includes the following: a Scale-Impact, a Percentage-Impact and uncertainty data (known Error margins). The additional related information required to support an Impact-Estimate includes the evidence, source(s) and Credibility.


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[Impact-Estimate *433]: Scalar Design Metric

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This Concept entered by Kay Dudman.

Created by system. Last Modification: Wednesday 30 of October, 2013 10:18:44 CET by Kai Thomas Gilb.