Accession Number : AD0646851

Title :   INCEPTION, DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AMERICAN UNIV WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Lewis,David Alfred

Report Date : JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : The purpose of this paper is to develop a uniform systematic approach to the design and implementation of a management information system. In recent years there has been published reams of literature about various aspects of management information systems, and, some specific design considerations of these systems. However, nowhere during the course of this author's research could there be found a comprehensive guide or instructive document directed towards the design of a management information system. To this end - the creaction of such a document - is this paper dedicated. The procedures developed in this paper are, as most similar procedures in general, designed to guide the manager and analyst through all phases from initial inception to successful implementation of a management information system. Many factors must be considered while applying this procedure, e.g., complexity and scope of the information system. These factors are discussed throughout this paper in terms of their impact on each phase of the design process.

Descriptors :   (*MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING), (*DECISION MAKING, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL), INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, DATA PROCESSING, DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, FEEDBACK, MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Information Science
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE