Accession Number : ADA136841

Title :   Requirements Analysis for Milestone Tracking System. Volume 2.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : MERIDIAN CORP FALLS CHURCH VA

PDF Url : ADA136841

Report Date : 01 Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Volume II of this report concerns the efforts undertaken with respect to a Milestone Tracking System. The purpose of this task was to analyze the feasibility and cost effectiveness of developing milestone tracking system for internal use within DARPA which was capable of utilizing existing DARPA data bases. As defined in this document, milestones include a wide range of internal and external developments as well as decision points which may be of interest to DARPA managers. Specifically, these include: Technical achievements; Technical decision points; Financial decision points; Point of inter-project dependencies; and External events/considerations. The purposes initially identified for a milestone tracking system were threefold. First, the system was envisioned to be a mechanism to provide program managers with a concise representation of their program activities. Second, the system was conceived to provide an automatic prompting of milestone and/or critical events identified by the user. Third, the system was viewed as a mechanism to retain an historical data base on the conduct of DARPA programs. It soon became evident that the system also had utility in providing input to programming decisions through the analysis of imbedded dependency networks.

Descriptors :   *Management information systems, *Defense planning, Planning programming budgeting, Management planning and control, Tracking, Data bases, Data management, Contract administration, Resource management

Subject Categories : Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE