Accession Number:

AD0783801

Title:

Improving Research and Development Decision-Making for the User.

Descriptive Note:

Individual research project,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-05-28

Pagination or Media Count:

92.0

Abstract:

The study examines the research and development management and decisionmaking process of the Department of the Army. Based on the authors experiences, personal interviews and a survey, a determination was made that the management and decisionmaking process in TRADOC needs improvement in the areas of responsiveness and project stability. The primary causes of the unresponsiveness and project vacillation were attributed to rapid of personnel and to the large number of staff organizations and suborganizations that each action must go through before a position was established. The recommendations are that Department of the Army designate user project managers MSs from TRADOC assets for major material systems and that TRADOC use these PMs as their single source managers for non-major systems. Personnel would be stabilized in the PM office. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE