Accession Number:

AD0260195

Title:

STRATEGY AND ORGANIZATION IN A SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

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Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1960-02-03

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A system is described as a complex aggregation of components, based on established principles. The study is concerned with what is efficient system development an is it observed in American industry. The intensive historical study of completed system development projects is investigated. The system considered as an example is a microwave relay system for the transmission over long distances, via a chain of relay towers, of telephone conversations and television signals. Its development was complete and its manufacture had begun in 1958. The start of its development as a system can reasonably be dated 1952. The project built up to a peak of about ninety technical persons, and its manpower and other direct costs are roughly estimated at 15,000,000. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE