specific Stakeholders, in utility terms. Objective-Functions have various inputs from which to derive
an overall utility value. The inputs can be called the dimensions of the Objective-Function.
Concept Number: *619
English Master: Objective-Function
Synonyms, Variations & Acronyms: none
Applying our Objective-Function (which could well be no more than a judgment) helps us identify
particular sets of states that look highly desirable to us and which we may choose to take as Goals.
Goals (also known as objectives, targets, "a Vision", and so on) are a mental device for creating and communicating plans.”
Source: Dynamic Management for an uncertain world by Matthew Leitch, 23 July 2002, Version 1.1,
This Concept entered by Soheir Ghallab.