Accession Number : ADA258507


Title :   Management of Automatic Data Processing (ADP) System Documentation in the Department of Defense


Corporate Author : FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE


Personal Author(s) : Campbell, Tammy P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258507.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 17


Abstract : One aspect of management of ADP (Automated Data Processing) in the Federal Government is system documentation. 'Good system documentation is the backbone to the success of any automated system, for only through complete and thorough documentation can the user fully understand and utilize a system's capability. The system reviewed is the Naval Air Logistics Command Management Information System (NALCOMIS). The review is approached from the user's aspect. The review of this system involves the level of ability required for the user to understand and properly use the functionality provided by the system, the documentation requirements, and the problems associated with the user's interface to the system. Many problems exist with computer manuals that contained an inappropriate level of technical detail, style, format, and content. This review will demonstrate the positive and negative aspects of the user documentation and recommendations or suggestions to improve the documentation for the user's benefit.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION , *DATA PROCESSING , *AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE , *NAVAL AVIATION , *ONLINE SYSTEMS , REQUIREMENTS , AIR , PROCESSING , FORMATS , BENEFITS , LOGISTICS , AIR LOGISTICS SUPPORT , INTERFACES , COMPUTERS , MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS , MANAGEMENT , INFORMATION SYSTEMS


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE