The Assessment of Success in Selected Army Development Programs.
RESEARCH ANALYSIS CORP MCLEAN VA
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This study investigated selected successful Army development programs to determine a what management procedures and practices are common to successful programs, and b the degree to which initial estimates of performance, schedule, and cost meet actual values and whether these parameters constitute a useful measure of success. It was found that common factors in the selected successful program were a viable basic concept skillful use of communications suitable use of skilled personnel proper design of test programs. It was found that, for three successful programs studied, initial performance estimates tended to be met but that initial schedule and cost estimates were generally a fraction of final values. Suggestions are made for improvements in management of development projects.
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