Accession Number:

ADA488036

Title:

Through a Glass Darkly: The Anomaly of Streamlined Management

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE ACADEMY COLORADO SPRINGS CO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

We noticed that the term streamlined management SM is being used indiscriminately. We know of several systems acquisition activities that purportedly have used SM, so we asked what that meant. We found that SM is sensibly constructed as an ensemble of programmatic, organizational, managerial and human arrangements, meaning that they work only in concert. This finding matches leading-edge management theory, but represents an anomaly to program managers PMs because it violates the conventional paradigm of piecemeal improvement.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE