SOME SUGGESTED TECHNIQUES FOR DATA SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT.
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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This paper proposes a set of techniques critical-path scheduling, specifically PEPPERT data element identification and utilization matrices and programmed internal reporting functions. These techniques can be used in the planning and management of data system development. The data system may be like ARLS, the Automatic Resupply Logistics System, or a command and control data processing system, or large-scale simulated systems of the type executed at RAND. These techniques could be useful not only in the early planning and implementation phases of system development but also in later stages when analysis of current and earlier models of the system is taking place. Critical-path scheduling is especially applicable during early stages of development and as a control device throughout development activities. Data identification and utilization matrices are particularly suited to the working level management of data system development. The use of internal reporting functions during later development stages provides valuable and necessary information for further development activities. Author