Accession Number : ADA192992

Title :   Managing Microcomputer Applications: A Primer and Guide to Good Practice,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER INST FOR WATER RESOURCES FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Males, Richard M ; Walsh, Michael R

PDF Url : ADA192992

Report Date : Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 92

Abstract : This report has a dual purpose. First, the report is a primer for managers to help them understand the potential impacts of the microcomputer on organization and staff productivity. The most common types of microcomputer software are described and basic types of applications developed by planners are discussed. Second, the report is a guide for managers faced with managing the use of microcomputers and the development of applications by their staff and others. A process for managing the development of 'corporate' applications is presented. The report is directed at a 'non-computer professional' audience, i.e. managers within the Corps who have a technical background, but may not be microcomputer users themselves, and have as part of their responsibility the management of individuals and/or projects in which microcomputers are used. The report is designed primarily to raise awareness of the need for, and the methods of, management of microcomputer applications. Outline formats are often used, and key ideas are highlighted. It is hoped that this format will communicate the key concepts better than a more traditional report. Keywords: Managing microcomputers, Organizational & user needs, Potential problems with microcomputers, End user computing & Applications.

Descriptors :   *MICROCOMPUTERS, *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, FORMATS, MANAGEMENT, PRODUCTIVITY

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE