Talk:penta chart

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penta chart

Almost non-existent in Google Books and Groups. Also, should "Penta" be capitalised? Is it a trademark of some kind? Equinox 23:24, 26 April 2012 (UTC)

Maybe it refers to w:the Pentagon? —CodeCat 23:29, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
It is a tool for evaluating proposals. Penta Chart Description[1] as used by NASA:
The Penta Chart format is a one page summary of a technology proposal. GCT needs to review many concepts and technologies. Having a standard summary page which emphasizes the technical context of an idea is useful and helps GCT to review of many ideas quickly and efficiently. The Penta chart format asks that a technology be described in terms of the problem/need it addresses and asks for a summary of the status quo in how the problem is addressed today. In the introduction and description of the idea, the Penta Chart asks for a description of the insight achieved which make this idea attractive. The proposer is asked to provide a description of the concept along with a summary of the benefits of its approach. If a development program is pursued, the Penta chart format asks for the goals that would be achieved.
A sample Penta Chart can be downloaded here[2]. I think the name comes from the number of fields or "boxes" in the chart. The description and example are from NASA but other organizations use the tool as well. The headlines of the fields vary by organization and kind of proposals evaluated. --Hekaheka (talk) 02:58, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
Conceptually and linguistically, it is an extension of quad chart (which looks attestable), having five rather than four sections. It just doesn't seem to have left much trace in attestation space. pentachart is visible on the web. (Why isn't it a quinta chart/quintachart?) DCDuring TALK 12:33, 20 June 2012 (UTC)
RFV-failed. - -sche (discuss) 20:11, 1 October 2012 (UTC)