Accession Number : ADB027872

Title :   Program Planning and Appraisal Methodology.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 76-Jan 77,

Corporate Author : BOOZ-ALLEN APPLIED RESEARCH FORT WALTON BEACH FL

Personal Author(s) : Whatley, James C. ; Bassham, Cecil N.

Report Date : FEB 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 171

Abstract : This document provides a summary of the planning processes currently employed by the DoD, USAF, and AFATL, the inter-relationships of these processes, and a description of the planning documents used at each level. A review of historical milestones in the development of the Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System from 1961 to 1973 is included as an Appendix. An appraisal methodology that instills rigor and enhances objectiveness in the planning process and that provides a documented corporate memory and audit trail is described. The use of the methodology is illustrated by an example of the appraisal process for selected Armament Laboratory programs. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT, PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, MISSION PROFILES, WEAPON SYSTEMS, LIFE CYCLE COSTS, LEAD TIME, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, AUDITING, TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING, THREAT EVALUATION, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, DOCUMENTS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE