IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 3 • Sept. 1963

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    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s): 1
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  • About this issue

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s): 93
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    THIS SECOND special issue on project management and control within a year reflects several apparent trends. The first is the increased analytical attention being given to problems in this area by management and by management analysts. Secondly, the imposition of certain standardized project and program control techniques on contractors by various contracting agencies has forced many companies to t... View full abstract»

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  • Consideration of PERT assumptions

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):94 - 99
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    After a very brief exposition of the PERT method, a critical discussion is given of three basic assumptions of PERT. The assumptions are: 1) that a β distribution defined between the pessimistic and optimistic time estimates adequately represents the time required to perform an activity; 2) that the standard deviation of that distribution equals 1/6 the range; and 3) that the probability of... View full abstract»

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  • Critical path resources simulation and scheduling

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):100 - 103
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    A computerized solution to certain problems of project management, specifically, resource scheduling and resource allocation, is presented. The problem of completing a project with some quantitative combination of resources may be solved through simulation. A diagrammatic model of the project or facility, a resource simulator and a computer are used to solve the problem. The question “What ... View full abstract»

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  • Syncom event schedule networks — The best of PERT

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):104 - 112
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    The U. S. Army Electronics Research and Development Laboratory role in SYNCOM, the DOD/NASA Communications Satellite System is defined and the development and use of a unique program control system will be discussed. The reporting system with its 24-hour status response capability and a single denominator feature that provides three levels of detail for decision making purposes by various levels o... View full abstract»

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  • An application of a network flow model to personnel planning

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):113 - 123
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    In this paper a network flow model is applied to the problem of choosing the best pattern of training and retraining activities undertaken to insure that properly trained personnel are available when and where needed at minimum cost. Although developed and discussed in the context of programming training in the U. S. Air Force, where the “employer” trains most “employeesȁ... View full abstract»

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  • Program management techniques at Martin Orlando

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):124 - 137
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    A description of the concepts and systems of program management and project control used at Martin Orlando is given. The functions of each level of management are described. Project master plan and project control techniques are illustrated. Input-output control curves are discussed. View full abstract»

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  • Project Cost Control at Raytheon's Wayland laboratory

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):138 - 149
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    This paper was written to assist those who wish to install a Project Cost Control system in their own organization. It does not provide the detailed procedures or computer programs, but it does discuss in some detail: 1) the development and implementation of the system, 2) the definitions of responsibility and authority required to make the system work, 3) the roles and interrelationships of the c... View full abstract»

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  • Selected references on PERT and related techniques

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):150 - 151
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    In the process of collecting literature for a study of the network-type management control systems, it was found that such literature was both plentiful and diverse. To facilitate a systematic analysis of the content, the documents were organized by author, title, author's organization, chronology, and a file number. In the belief that this compilation might be of help to other researchers contemp... View full abstract»

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  • About the authors

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):152 - 154
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Management of technical functions such as research, development, and engineering in industry, government, university, and other settings. Emphasis is on studies carried on within an organization to help in decision making or policy formation for RD&E. 

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