functional analysis



Decision making approach in which a problem is broken down into its component functions (accounting, marketing, manufacturing, etc.). These functions are further divided into sub-functions and sub-sub functions ... until the function level suitable for solving the problem is reached.

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  • Our functional analysis told us to keep moving forward as we were and to keep our heads from falling ow at the thought of shutting down.

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  • You need to know what the functional analysis for a product is and find a way to maximize what you can from it.

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  • Steven used functional analysis to solve the problem with his motorcycle's engine: first, he checked the spark plug, then he checked the air filter, and finally, after eliminating other sources of the problem, he realized that the problem was with the fuel injector.

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