Accession Number : ADA194532

Title :   The Program Manager's Support System (PMSS). An Executive Overview and System Description,

Corporate Author : DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT COLL FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Scanlon, Kathryn M ; Schutt, Harold J

PDF Url : ADA194532

Report Date : Jan 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : The Program Manager's Support System (PMSS) is an application of decision support systems technology to the defense acquisition program management environment. The PMSS is intended to support the defense Program Manager and his/her first echelon staff; for example, the Chief Engineer, the Plans and Programs Officer, the Configuration Manager, the Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Manager, etc. The PMSS also can be utilized by other managers in the acquisition community, for example, by headquarters level executives, program management officer in major projects, and field activity managers. The PMSS consists of two major parts, functional modules and the integrated PMSS. Functional modules are software programs that can be used as stand-alone programs to assist in program management areas of responsibility such as planning, acquisition strategy development, program management plan generation, cost estimating, scheduling, Program Objectives Memorandum (POM) development, budget generation, budget execution monitoring, financial management, systems engineering, production planning, integrated logistics support planning, test issues identification, Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP) generation, TEMP evaluation and monitoring, configuration management, document generation, document evaluation and monitoring, program office staffing and organization, etc.

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, ACQUISITION, BUDGETS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT, CONFIGURATIONS, COST ESTIMATES, DECISION MAKING, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, ENVIRONMENTS, EXECUTIVES, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, LOGISTICS PLANNING, MANAGEMENT, MONITORING, OFFICER PERSONNEL, PRODUCTION, STRATEGY, SUPERVISORS, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, DECISION MAKING

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE