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An outcome is the estimated effect on the objective if an alternative task is accomplished. For every alternative task and for every objective is an outcome. The alternative tasks and objectives build the outcome matrix.

Let O be the outcome matrix

\begin{displaymath}O = \left( \begin{array}{llll}
O_{11} O_{12} \ldots O_{1m} \...
... \vdots \\
O_{n1} O_{n2} \ldots O_{nm}
\end{array} \right)

where Oij is the outcome of the ith alternative task dealing with the jth objective.

Ronald LeRoi Burback