Managing Computer Systems Development: Understanding the Human and Technological Imperatives.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This thesis examines the human and technological issues that are often encountered during the development of modern computer information systems. People and technical constaints, including suggestions for minimizing negative consequences, are illustrated throughout the development life cycle. Special emphasis is placed on strategic planning, end user involvement in the requirements definition phase, and user-oriented software. The research consists of a review of current literature concerning techniques, methods and methodologies that are the basis for managing computer information system development. It is a collection of bits and pieces of wisdom by experts from all disciplines within the computer and managing fields. These techniques can be tailored to various scale projects having myriad objectives. The theory and practice of management methods included in this paper can be applied universally to computer projects. However, the study is directed at all U.S. Navy managers who are, or will be, involved in the transition to modern computer information systems.
- Administration and Management
- Computer Hardware
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems