Accession Number:

ADA243930

Title:

Effective Design of Strategic Control Systems for Air Force Information Management: A Program Evaluation

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

305.0

Abstract:

Strategic planning and implementation and strategic controls offer organizations powerful and essential tools for proactive management. In Information Management IM, they hold the key to successfully navigating the current turbulent environment. This study was conducted in order to evaluate strategic controls in Air Force Information Management, and to recommend ways to improve them. A model for strategic controls was developed from the literature to serve as a standard for evaluating current programs. Interviews were conducted at three major commands to gather data on the current state of strategic controls. A qualitative analysis methodology was selected, and recommendations include the following points All organizational levels should be setting strategic objectives and establishing measurement standards based on factors that affect strategic outcomes. Planners should analyze and record the premises upon which strategic objectives are based, and review then periodically--especially before taking corrective action--to ensure the premises are still valid. IM should create a clear strategic vision which focuses on defining the organizations intended relationship with every stakeholder. Every management initiative should be thoroughly integrated with the strategy and aligned with the vision.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE