Accession Number:

ADA052914

Title:

A Study of Critical Factors in the Development of Air Force Computerized Management Information Systems.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

125.0

Abstract:

A number of the factors important to MIS were found to vary with System Size, Difficulty and Contractor Involvement. Factor analyses of the sample and two subsets each revealed three factors User Involvement Capabilities of the Project Organization and Planning and Control. Several predictive models were developed for system success, the best of which explained 43 of the variance in success for the total sample, and 52 of the variance in more strongly contracted efforts. It was concluded that six factors are critical to MIS, the three factor analysis factors plus Size and Difficulty Criteria for Continuing the Project and Test Time. A process model, consistent with the data, of the initial stages of a MIS was proposed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE