Excerpt from The Impact of Kwledge and Techlogy Complexity on Decision Making Software Develpment: May, 1993 This paper reports the findings of a field study on managing the development of software applications used for decision making. The study is based upon a sample of 108 systems that have been operational for at least one year. Collectively, these systems represent a broad spectrum of complexity with respect to decision making and computer techlogy. At one extreme are stand-alone systems with simple decision making logic. At the other extreme are systems with logic for highly complex decision domains. Some systems are widely distributed throughout firms and linked to suppliers, distributors, or customers. The study gathers data regarding the origins of systems ideas, development costs, project durations, management controls, and the composition of the software development teams. Its develops measures to assess and categorize systems in terms of two dimensions of complexity: that of decision making or the kwledge embodied in a system, and that of the computer techlogy used to build and deploy a system. Successful approaches to systems development are found to be contingent on these two dimensions of complexity. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.