Resource-Efficiency is a System Attribute describing how well Resources are utilized when the System produces output.
Concept Number: *366
English Master: Resource Efficiency
Synonyms, Variations & Acronyms: none
For a given System output Level, better Resource-Efficiency, Means “using less Resources”.
Domain: System Attributes Resources Effciency
A Generic Quantification-Scale for Resource-Efficiency.
A defined [Unit of Resource: Default = Engineering Hours]
[total or marginal**]
for producing a defined [Product]
at defined [Levels of Product-Value Attributes];
and using no more than defined [ Levels of Other Resources],
under stated [Conditions].
“ Product x used 50% more Engineering hours than its successor product”.
That is a statement about relative Resource-Efficiency.
**By “total” we mean all relevant overhead costs, including some allocation of the capital and operational costs of Platform-Development.
By “marginal” Resources we mean the pure costs of the Product development, excluding already sunk capital costs, such as for Platform Architecture and Process.
This Concept entered by Diane O'Brien.