Accession Number:

ADA028409

Title:

Total Involvement: The Implementation of a Management Philosophy.

Descriptive Note:

Student project rept.,

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT SCHOOL FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

Management is more an art than a science. This study examines one aspect of a most successful program managers approach to the practice of his art. The management philosophy of engagement with the contractors is addressed in the context of two different organizational approaches employed at the two prime contractors of the F-15 development program. Total involvement is an extension of the engagement concept on a philosophical level and the intensive application of it in a positive manner on the practical level. The key is in how it is applied. Since program management is a flexibly structured discipline, any attempts to structure total involvement into a universal management template, panacea or cookbook formula for success are doomed to fail. Management techniques, tools, organizations and approaches must be tailored to the situation at hand as it exists at the time. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE