Means-Constraints are Constraints imposed at Levels “below” and supporting us.
Concept Number: *428
English Master: Means Constraints
Synonyms, Variations & Acronyms: none
This Means that we can therefore overRule Means-Constraints, if we need to in order to better satisfy our strategic Requirements.
Means-Constraints are at a Systems Level below or Before our own primary area.
Requirements Constraints Means
Rationale: if we know about these Constraints, and classify them as Means-Constraints, then we are aware of their Priority as being lower. We can make tradeoff decisions with this knowledge.
Scale: Engineering Hours.
Limit [ Department Tele, 1st whole Year of Project] 10,000 Eng. Hours
<- Tele dept. Engineering Budget.
Type: Means Constraint [Project XYZ].
Authority: Tele Department Director.
Note that the Resource-Constraint is identified as a Means Constraint in relation to a specific project.
Means-Constraints are at the same Level (“below” us) as are Means-Objectives (which are Performance-Requirements).
This Concept entered by Diane O'Brien.