Accession Number:

ADA050530

Title:

Program Management Assistance Group: AFSC's Internal Consultants

Descriptive Note:

Study project rept.

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT COLL FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the study is to examine the Air Force Systems Commands Program Management Assistance Group PMAG in terms of its origin, purpose, organization, manning and method of operations in conducting its acquisition activity reviews. Subsequently, since PMAGs effectiveness is difficult, if not impossible, to measure due to the confidentiality of its results and its client-consultant relationships, the study turns its attention to the emerging concept of internal consultants in industry and draws together some possible implications for Systems Command as a result of its having this type of group. The study presents many positive implications that PMAG can have on AFSC and the field of acquisition management. Although the implications are directed at AFSC, they are applicable to any other organization which establishes its own internal consultants. The recommendations of the study are aimed at encouraging the much wider adoption of the internal consultant within DoD Components. Specifically, the study recommends that AFSC spread the PMAG story throughout its organizations and to other DoD components. Also recommended is that AFSC explore other areas for possible internal consultant expansion.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE