Accession Number : ADA254090


Title :   Integrating MPT into the System Acquisition Process --Implementation of the Depuy-Bonder Approach


Descriptive Note : Research note 11 Sep 81-18 Apr 84


Corporate Author : VECTOR RESEARCH INC ANN ARBOR MI


Personal Author(s) : Bonder, Seth ; Cherry, W P ; Miller, George J ; Spaulding, Stanley L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a254090.pdf


Report Date : May 1984


Pagination or Media Count : 108


Abstract : A previous research effort resulted in a conceptual framework for integrating manpower, personnel, and training (MPT) considerations into the Army's system acquisition process. This report describes the results of follow- on research to develop specific methods and means for implementing this conceptual approach.The approach involves two principal types of analysis: system specific man/ machine analysis (which focuses on a specific system in the early stages of the acquisition process) and total force MPT analysis (which considers the impact of the new system on the MPT needs and capabilities of the entire force). The report describes the need for such analysis. outlines the conceptual approach, recommends specific tools and data for use in the analysis, describes the incorporation of the analysis into the current system acquisition process, recommends organizational changes within the Army to facilitate implementation of the approach, and outlines a proposed project to demonstrate the approach in the context of an actual system which is in the early stages of the acquisition process.


Descriptors :   *INTEGRATED SYSTEMS , *ARMY PERSONNEL , *ARMY TRAINING , *MANPOWER , MATERIEL , ACQUISITION , IMPACT , TOOLS , MACHINES , PERSONNEL , ARMY , APPROACH , CHERRIES


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Computer Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE