Accession Number:

ADA461468

Title:

A Software Environment for the Design of Organizational Structures

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CONNECTICUT UNIV STORRS DEPT OF ELECTRICAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Report Date:

2000-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

This paper presents a software environment for adaptive organizational design, with focus on synthesizing Joint Task Force JTF C2 architectures subject to organizational constraints e.g., the availability of resources andor DMs, the distribution of DMs expertise, etc.. Currently, the design environment includes software modules for 1 mission modeling to extract task dependency graphs 2 mission planning to allocate resources to tasks 3 hierarchical clustering algorithms for grouping resources into decision-maker DM nodes, and 4 building an organizational hierarchy. In addition, basic modules for dynamic adaptation of organizational strategies and structures in the face of changing mission environment andor resources are being added. The organizational design environment presented in this paper enables an analyst to synthesize robust organizational structures and evaluate their performances. The software tool allows an analyst to decompose the process of organizational design into a sequence of stages and visualize the design process. The software also allows a user to input parameters and constraints in a natural way at various stages of the design process, making it possible to design organizational structures with desired attributes e.g., speed of command, workload, team coordination.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE