A criterion is a characteristic (e.g. weight/color) that can be used to differentiate between different solutions, problems or objekctives. A prerequisite for this is the description of the characteristics of a characteristic (e.g. 100g, 1kg, 10kg/red, green, blue). One criterion and its characteristics are always descriptive and not judging.
Every judgement a decision is based on, is context-sensitive. The expression "3kg" has a completely different meaning for a bass - depending on whether you are talking about a fish or a guitar. The meaning of the color can also differ - especially if there is a color defect.
In WiQQi, criteria have the following meaning:
- Description of needs: The specification of criteria allows the need to be described more precisely in the individual case. This description includes the Assessment of relevance: is a criterion relevant or not?
- Rating of relevance: Why is a criterion relevant or not?
- Expression of the criterion: Does the expression have to assume a certain value, exceed or fall below it or have a tendency?
- Reason for the expression of a criterion: Why exactly does the criterion have to accept this expression?
- Description of solutions: The naming of criteria and their characteristics can describe solutions in detail? WiQQi starts from the dimensions of the individual case and limits the documentation of solutions to what is sufficient or necessary for the individual case. Other versions of a solution can be added in further individual cases.
- Comparison of solution and requirement: How does a solution meet needs?
- A perfect fit: a problem is solved and/or a line is reached without changing the resources used
- Resources are released: A solution helps resources to be mined or otherwise used.
- Additional resources are required: A solution helps resources to be built up or otherwise withdrawn.
- Ready-to-eat knowledge: Criteria can combine experience and knowledge in a form that can be used in a situation. We call this "ready-to-eat knowledge":
- Needs assessment: Requirements from past cases can be applied to new cases using the criteria.
- Solution selection: Solutions tailored to requirements can be filtered out of the bulk of the solutions based on criteria. This reduces the research effort.
- Reasoned decision: Decisions can be justified by comparing needs and solutions. Effects on resources can be thought ahead and accompanying measures can be initiated.