Evaluation of the HARDMAN (Hardware vs. Manpower) Comparability Methodology
CALIFORNIA INST OF TECHNOLOGY PASADENA JET PROPULSION LAB
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This evaluation is part of an overall effort to improve the Armys Hardware versus Manpower HARDMAN methodology for projecting manpower, personnel, and training MPT requirements to support new acquisitions. Several different validity tests are employed to evaluate the methodology 1 a general examination of the basic reasonableness of the technique 2 a reliability measure of how well other trained individuals, given the same data inputs, can derive the same answers as an already-completed test case 3 a qualitative accuracy check based on talking to individuals who have already applied the same, or a similar, methodology and 4 a simple measure of how accurately the methodology must predict the real world. The evaluation reveals that the methodology conforms fairly well with both the Armys MPT users needs and other accepted manpower modeling techniques. Keywords Manpower requirement estimation Human resources in LCSMM Training requirements estimation QQPRI Task list generation Training costs Training device requirements Manpower costs Logistics analysis.
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