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The Design and Implementation of Information System for the MBO of National R&D Projects Cooperated by Industries, Universities and Government-supported Research Institutes

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3 Author(s)
Kwon-Joong Sohn ; National Program for Tera-level Nanodevices, Korea ; Wang-jin Yoo ; Cheol-gyu Lee

After finding the significance of effective objective management and communication by reviewing previous studies on the insufficient cooperation in projects undertaken by industries, universities and government-supported research institute collaborative system, we studied how to achieve successful implementation of massive research and development projects requiring collaboration among industries, universities and government-supported research institute. We have set up an engineering process innovation model to be deemed most adequately for all practical purposes, relying on the theoretical studies on the merits and analysis of the effect of the information system based on Milestone Management, Work Breakdown Structures and Web, which is known to be effective for research project (schedule) management and the objective management, and implemented a real-world Web-based project (objective) management system. After a review of various R&D project schedule management methods, we found that this information system was very compatible with project objective management. This project (objective) management information system has adopted a Web-based approach so that geographically distant organizations having different cultures may effectively and efficiently carry out research and development projects, getting together in cyber-space and sharing information, and been equipped with an early warning subsystem to allow for pre analysis and timely response to potential problems arising over the course of the project. The system also contains an executive information system that in real time, automatically provides the management information required by managers with the rate of project progress (achievement, fulfillment and delay). Generated documents are also registered as reports, which are compatible with HWP documents and Microsoft Word documents through XML conversion. Lastly, actual progress may be cross-checked through both on-line objective management on the Web-b- - ased information system and design review meeting held on site, to improve the efficiency and validity of the information system. Moreover, overall effect was analyzed through questionnaires on how well the system and generated information meet requirements and on the ultimate impact of the system upon objective management and communication. The questionnaire on the system effect revealed that the information system was useful to objective management and communication, and that the quality of the system was more than acceptable as well. The result of frequency analysis by detailed questions of the factors obtained from the effect analysis was that the positive replies less than 60% were seven items. We find out the way of improvement on those items with in-depth interviews.

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PICMET '07 - 2007 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering & Technology

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5-9 Aug. 2007