Creating an attribute dependency matrix


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Creating an attribute dependency matrix

The attribute dependency technique is a bit more complicated than the other techniques. To make it easier to use I recommend creating a two-dimensional matrix like the one here. A spreadsheet program like Excel makes this easy. To create a matrix you start by listing the internal and external attributes of the product or service. Let's use our example of a refrigerator to practice this. The internal attributes of a refrigerator would include its capacity, shape, weight, color, the function of the shelves, type of compartments, number of doors, its temperature inside and its brand.

The external attributes would be types of food and beverages inside, amounts of food and beverages, family eating preferences and location in the kitchen. As a rule of thumb I suggest you always include the attribute of time in your list of external attributes. Time could mean several things. For example we could set time to mean time of day. It could also be elapsed time. You may want it to mean season of the year.

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