Accession Number : ADA158976


Title :   Managing Computer Systems Development: Understanding the Human and Technological Imperatives.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Curtis,G S


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a158976.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1985


Pagination or Media Count : 154


Abstract : This thesis examines the human and technological issues that are often encountered during the development of modern computer information systems. People and technical constaints, including suggestions for minimizing negative consequences, are illustrated throughout the development life cycle. Special emphasis is placed on strategic planning, end user involvement in the requirements definition phase, and user-oriented software. The research consists of a review of current literature concerning techniques, methods and methodologies that are the basis for managing computer information system development. It is a collection of bits and pieces of wisdom by experts from all disciplines within the computer and managing fields. These techniques can be tailored to various scale projects having myriad objectives. The theory and practice of management methods included in this paper can be applied universally to computer projects. However, the study is directed at all U.S. Navy managers who are, or will be, involved in the transition to modern computer information systems.


Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS , *SYSTEMS ANALYSIS , INFORMATION SYSTEMS , NAVAL PERSONNEL , COMPUTERS , THESES , SCALE , USER NEEDS , SUPERVISORS , LIFE CYCLES , MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE , COLLECTION


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Hardware
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE