Accession Number : ADA117997

Title :   Results of a Survey Software Development Project Management in the U.S. Aerospace Industry. Volume I. Company Environment, Organization and Procedures.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Lehman,John H ; Thayer,Richard H

PDF Url : ADA117997

Report Date : 18 Dec 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 167

Abstract : This report contains the results of a survey conducted in 1977 and 1978 on how the U.S. Aerospace Industry manages its software development projects. The sample of the U.S. Aerospace Industry that was surveyed consisted of those firms and companies with a membership in the AIAA Technical Committee on Computer Systems. These committee members represented 47 major corporations or major corporation subdivisions and occupied top positions in software management within their firms. The survey used a rather lengthy questionnaire containing 225 numbered questions, however approximately 1,328 separate responses were possible. The survey was divided into three parts. Part One deals with defining the total organization, management structure, requirements, and philosophy of the firm and was intended to be answered by top management to provide the backdrop against which the individual projects would be viewed. Part Two concerns questions about individual projects which were aimed at, and intended to be completed by, the project manager. Part Three was primarily designed to obtain the opinions and perceptions of the project managers developing software on how they viewed major issues and/or major projects of software engineering project management. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Aerospace systems, *Computer programs, *Management planning and control, *Questionnaires, Research management, Requirements, Surveys, Organizations, Data reduction

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Information Science
      Computer Programming and Software
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE