Accession Number : ADA260113


Title :   An Evaluation of Schedule Metrics Used within Aeronautical Systems Center


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF LOGISTICS AND ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT


Personal Author(s) : Hayes, Robert J ; Miller, Lawrence M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a260113.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 221


Abstract : This study focused on a selected group of schedule metrics in use at Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC) acquisition program offices. Over 300 metrics were collected from the System Program Offices (SPOs). The metrics data were sorted into the categories of cost, schedule, and performance. In order to narrow the scope of the project, the team decided to focus on schedule metrics. Seven of the most common schedule metrics were selected for evaluation by a group of five experienced acquisition professionals. The group was asked to input the likely behaviors driven by the metrics being addressed by the study. Next, they were asked to rate the metrics through a Group Support System at Armstrong Laboratory, Human Resources Division. The evaluation group rated how well the metric-driven behaviors contributed to continuous improvement. Results of the study showed a wide spread of behaviors, both positive and negative, that would likely be driven by the metrics. Most of the metrics rated were found to need improvement in terms of influencing behaviors that would lead to continuous improvement. However, many good metric-driven behaviors were identified and could prove helpful to program offices undergoing the challenge of developing their own internal metrics.


Descriptors :   *MEASUREMENT , *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT , *AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT , *TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT , HUMAN RESOURCES , THESES , COSTS , SURVEYS , LABORATORIES


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Psychology
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE