Systems Design Goals

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
The components of a system are interdependent; therefore, the design phase is not a series of clearly defined steps. Even though work may start in one area, it will typically involve working with several different elements at a time. For example, a decision to change a report format might require changes in data design or input screens.
The goal of systems design, however, is clear: to build a system that is effective, reliable, and maintainable. In your post, ensure you:
Discuss what makes a system effective, reliable, and maintainable.
Discuss how you evaluate if a system is effective, reliable, and maintainable.