Analysis of Alternatives


When considering multiple technology options, an Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) can serve as an important tool in identifying the appropriate technology option.  An AoA is an analytical comparison of the operational effectiveness, suitability, and life-cycle cost of alternatives that satisfy established capability needs.  AoAs also document the rationale for selecting a preferred technology.  Working closely with our clients, RAE tailors AoAs to the decision-makers’ needs.  In general, our approach includes identifying elements essential for the analysis, including:  user needs, operational concepts and scenarios, key performance parameters, measures of effectiveness (MOEs) and performance (MOPs), tools for assessment, supporting data, and life-cycle costs.  Exercising this approach leads to identifying the most effective technology that can be procured with the least cost.

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