Accession Number : AD0783801

Title :   Improving Research and Development Decision-Making for the User.

Descriptive Note : Individual research project,


Personal Author(s) : Longmore,Myron J.

Report Date : 28 MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 92

Abstract : The study examines the research and development management and decisionmaking process of the Department of the Army. Based on the author's experiences, personal interviews and a survey, a determination was made that the management and decisionmaking process in TRADOC needs improvement in the areas of responsiveness and project stability. The primary causes of the unresponsiveness and project vacillation were attributed to rapid of personnel and to the large number of staff organizations and suborganizations that each action must go through before a position was established. The recommendations are that Department of the Army designate user project managers (MSs) from TRADOC assets for major material systems and that TRADOC use these PM's as their single source managers for non-major systems. Personnel would be stabilized in the PM office. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Army research, *Research management, *Decision making, Surveys, Efficiency, Military organizations, Military personnel

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE