TECHNIQUES FOR DEVELOPING SYSTEMS TO FIT MANPOWER RESOURCES.
AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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The report discusses four related processes for developing systems within manning and skills constraints. The point is made that the services are beginning to feel the need to exert some measure of control over system design where human resources are involved. The report covers 1 Research to prove that certain human resources data, such as manning and skills data, when used as design constraints along with other constraints does affect system design 2 techniques by which to match or balance through tradeoff practices the hardware, the human and other system support or logistic functions in order to get a best mix depending on the real world operational goals 3 a new specification by which personnel requirements are stated in terms of system requirements, for integrating more fully the human requirements with the system engineering processes 4 a newly developed computer based data handling system for human resources data in the conception, development, test and operation of systems. The new data handling system is also an integrator of human and hardware data within and across systems, and a mechanism for comparing field performance data with early design data. Author
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations