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Issue 2 • Date June 1963

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

    Publication Year: 1963 , Page(s): 41
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    THE ARTICLES in this issue constitute a mixed bag. The majority deal with various aspects of the broad area of planning and control of projects and programs. The others, however, cover the areas of economic evaluation of R&D results, individual creativity, and organization of special projects. View full abstract»

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  • Evaluation of the results of research and development: Where we stand

    Publication Year: 1963 , Page(s): 42 - 51
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    Some current efforts to solve the problem of evaluating the economic results of R&D are described and critically examined. The various existing techniques have been grouped according to three levels of evaluation: 1) the broad macrolevels of the economy or the industry, 2) the narrower level of the firm and 3) the sharpest level of the individual research project. General comments are made on the nature of a number of mathematical models that have been proposed for evaluation at the various levels. The need for additional work in this area is pointed out. View full abstract»

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  • Prediction of creativity in a sample of research scientists

    Publication Year: 1963 , Page(s): 52 - 57
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    In an attempt to identify test predictors of scientific creativity, two criteria of creativity were used: supervisors' ratings and number of publications. An interest questionnaire, a vocabulary test and nine tests of the Guilford Creativity Battery were administered to 131 research physical scientists. Of 42 test scores derived from the battery, four were significantly related to the rating criterion and seven to the publications criterion. The two criteria were not significantly related to each other and none of the predictor scores correlated significantly with both criteria. A composite predictor gave promise of increasing effective prediction of the ratings criterion, but not of the publications criterion. View full abstract»

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  • Management control and monitoring techniques

    Publication Year: 1963 , Page(s): 57 - 64
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    Management control and monitoring techniques employed in the ACCD-C Engineering Department of RCA are practical for effective and scientific management of all types of programs and provide positive assurance of meeting time, cost, and performance commitments. Application of these techniques is a self-imposed discipline that extends to all activities in the Engineering Department in a uniform manner and ensures proper “control awareness” by engineers and engineering supervision. View full abstract»

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  • Network integration

    Publication Year: 1963 , Page(s): 65 - 69
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    Network integration is achieved through the use of a computer technique for condensing networks. The technique is such that it produces condensed networks which completely and accurately reflect the effect of the activities in the detailed network. In addition, computers can now be used to produce any level of summary network while requiring the maintenance of only the detailed task networks. View full abstract»

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  • Tools for effective project management of medium size R & D programs

    Publication Year: 1963 , Page(s): 70 - 73
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    Four tools are described as aids to efficient project management. They are 1) the employment of an effective type of organization, 2) the use of a comprehensive project manual, 3) explicit programming, and 4) timely feedback. These tools and their implementation for medium size programs are discussed. View full abstract»

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  • The progress function in the aerospace industry — A historical analysis

    Publication Year: 1963 , Page(s): 74 - 86
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    The progress function is a predictive model developed by the airframe industry in the 1930's. It is also called the “improvement curve” or the “learning curve.” It reflects the relationship between gross production output and the effect required to produce each unit of production. The history of these curves in the airframe industry is reviewed. Modifications of the basic function are examined. Seven major uses of progress curves by the aerospace industry are 1) cost estimates, 2) scheduling, 3) efficiency comparisons, 4) procurement and subcontracting, 5) facilities planning, 6) personnel planning and 7) long-range planning. An evaluation is made of current usage. View full abstract»

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  • The task group — A group approach to problem solving

    Publication Year: 1963 , Page(s): 87 - 89
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    The author describes the task group method of organizing the technical and administrative skills required for a complex systems design project. He illustrates by describing the application to the determination of the optimum B-70 Defensive Subsystem design. View full abstract»

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  • About the authors

    Publication Year: 1963 , Page(s): 89 - 91
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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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Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas