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noun arrangement, blueprint, classification, consistency, course, course of action, custom, discipline, essablished order, fixed order, formula, habit, layout, logical order, manner, master plan, means, mode, modus, order, orderliness, orderly arrangement, orderly dispooition, organization, plan, practice, procedure, process, program of action, ratio, reduction to order, regular arrangement, regularity, regularity of action, routine, rule, scheme of arrangement, sequence, settled procedure, setup, system, tactic, technique, uniformity, via, way, working plan
Associated concepts: business methods, method of operaaions
See also: act, arrangement, array, avenue, behavior, campaign, channel, conduct, conduit, contrivance, course, custom, device, direction, disposition, expedient, facility, form, guide, instrumentality, key, manner, means, mode, modus operandi, opportunity, order, plan, policy, practice, procedure, process, regularity, rule, scheme, science, solution, strategy, style, system, technicality, technique, undertaking, usage

METHOD. The mode of operating or the means of attaining an object.
     2. It has been questioned whether the method of making a thing can be patented. But it has been considered that a method or mode may be the subject of a patent, because, when the object of two patents or effects to be produced is essentially the same, they may both be valid, if the modes of attaining the desired effect are essentially different. Dav. Pat. Cas. 290; 2 B. & Ald. 350; 2 H. Bl. 492; 8 T. R. 106; 4 Burr. 2397; Gods. on Pat. 85; Perpigna, Manuel des Inventeurs, &c., c. 1, sect. 5, Sec. 1, p. 22.

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So far, we have used the Delphi method to consider perspectives and the dice (Monte Carlo simulation) to consider uncertainty.
In the second stage of the Delphi method, the panel members expressed their level of agreement and disagreement with 41 challenges identified in the first phase of the Delphi technique.
The Delphi method allows for a group response, which means that all opinions form part of the final answer.
20) In this study, we diverged from the traditional Delphi method in several ways.
1995) An efficient approach for large scale project planning based on fuzzy Delphi method, Fuzzy Sets and Systems, 76(3), pp.
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The Delphi method was designed specifically to establish group consensus among geographically dispersed participants in an economical and efficient manner.
While analysing research reports, the authors have noted that in those studies, the product of scenario method was highlighted more than the implementation mechanism of the Delphi method results into the scenarios.
The RAND Corporation developed the Delphi method in the 1950s under the auspices of the U.
If chaired by a risk manager who is skilled at leading others through the risk identification process (using the Delphi method, for example) and is able to develop ideas with the others on the team, forming a risk committee will not be a large ordeal.
Next, the competencies are formally validated through the consensual agreement of diverse experts in the field, typically using the Delphi method.