Accession Number : AD0643942

Title :   A CONCEPT FOR PROGRESS MANAGEMENT,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH WASHINGTON D C NAVAL ANALYSIS GROUP

Personal Author(s) : Massey,Robert J.

Report Date : 25 MAY 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 175

Abstract : Outlines a program for building into an ongoing organization a capability for self-controlled, self-driven innovation through which it can evolve into an ever less imperfect instrument of its mission. A program for progressive development of successive stages of improved progress-management capability is described, along with supporting rationale underlying mechanics. The fully-developed system provides ability to: (1) Define long-range organizational self-improvement objectives through a process which involves (a) application of economic choice to selection of progress objectives based on explicit and documented assumptions, and (b) reduction of uncertainty and refinement of assumptions via RAND Delphi technique and R and D; (2) identify, analyze, structure and document problems barring attainment of objectives; (3) apply most appropriate resource -- management initiative, management technical assistance, R and D, or capital investment -- to solution of these problems, and (4) select R and D problems on basis of return on investment--expected value of payoff over cost to the Command.

Descriptors :   (*MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT), (*COST EFFECTIVENESS, MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING), DECISION MAKING, QUALITY CONTROL, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, ECONOMICS, RELIABILITY, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE