Accession Number : ADA302751

Title :   Model in Joint Information Technology, Supreme Command Headquarters.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Thongmuang, Jitti

PDF Url : ADA302751

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 87

Abstract : The Software Engineering Institute's (SEI) Capability Maturity Model (CMM) is analyzed to identify its technological and economic applicability for the Joint Information Technology (JIT), Supreme Command Headquarters, Royal Thai Ministry of Defense. Kurt Lewin's force field theory was used to analyze different dimensions of CMM's applicability for JIT's organizational environment (defined by the stakeholder concept). It suggests that introducing CMM technology into JIT is unwarranted at this time. CMM fails to incorporate several dimensions of software engineering management which are particularly relevant to JIT (e.g., human resource management, software engineering methods, tools and technology constraints and the model's applicability to a small organization). Furthermore, JIT faces technological and cultural barriers (e.g., little enthusiasm among JIT's personnel for accommodating new technology and change, insufficient budgetary resources, a short-term decision time horizon which may under value the long-term benefits of software process improvement, and incongruity between JIT's hierarchial-bureaucratic management and CMM's management philosophies). However, this study may help germinate the interest of JIT's technology gatekeeper in adopting CMM in the near term.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, *INFORMATION THEORY, *TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, ENVIRONMENTS, ORGANIZATIONS, DECISION MAKING, MANAGEMENT, HUMAN RESOURCES, LONG RANGE(TIME), SHORT RANGE(TIME), RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, BENEFITS, FIELD THEORY.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE