Accession Number : ADA288857

Title :   Linking the Corporate Information Management (CIM) Initiative to Strategy-to-Tasks.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Schwabe, William ; Lewis, Leslie

PDF Url : ADA288857

Report Date : 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : This documented briefing presents results of an analysis of how DoD's Corporate Information Management (CIM) initiative might be linked conceptually to the Strategy-to-Tasks (STT) framework, which RAND has been developing over the past few years. CIM is a DoD program whose primary objective is business improvement, through means such as development of standardized or shared data systems. We see CIM as a functionally oriented business case-analysis methodology supporting continual process modernization-the new way of doing business within DoD. This study is motivated by an appreciation that CIM's "business" perspective is not necessarily inconsistent with STT's "military" one, and there may be synergism in combining elements of the planning, representation, and evaluation techniques of each. The study's sponsor requested the analysis as a means to evaluate how new business practices being applied by the Clinton administration might be applied to DoD management. This briefing has a fourfold purpose: (1) to note demands on DoD from a changing operating environment, (2) to review features of CIM and STT, (3) to understand how they might be linked conceptually, and (4) to recommend future applications of the CIM and STT concepts.

Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *PLANNING, *CORPORATE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, COMMERCE, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, SHARING, SYNERGISM.

Subject Categories : Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE