A Review of the Usefulness of R & D Management Techniques.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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RD activities are commonly considered quite different from activities of general management e.g. production management and administrative management and thus require different and unique management approaches and techniques. Several management techniques have evolved which seem to be specially suited to RD planning and controlling. Six techniques chosen for this study are participative management techniques, schedule charts, work breakdown structures, activity networks, generalized networks, and costschedule variance analysis. This study reviews each of these techniques and reports on empirical data gathered by interview from RD managers at a large government RD organization. The data reported includes usage and ratings of effectiveness in RD planning and controling.
- Administration and Management