An advantage is a way in which one thing is better than another. [Collins Cobuild Dictionary] Advantages or disadvantages can be identified as a technological aspect, something relevant to particular technology applied today e.g. by the means of Vacuum Forming it is possible to do a complex shape at a low cost – where, production of complex shape at low cost is an advantage over other technologies and “cost” is a driver.
Context: FORMAT methodology / Disadvantage
Analyst = the user of the FORMAT methodology:
The person(s) that follows the stage-gate FORMAT methodology to prepare and execute a Technology Forecast, using the indicated methods in each stage to get a required output for each gate. Using the methodology includes data and information collection, analysis, synthesis, and the formulation of the presentation and report of the results.