IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 3 • Aug. 1970

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    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s): 1
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  • About this issue

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s): 79
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    TWO of the articles in this issue deal with a problem that is receiving increased, but still not enough attention in RD&E management. This is the problem of estimation and prediction of costs, success, time-to-completion, and other uncertain characteristics of RD&E projects. Although analysts and students of the R&D process, such as Doering and Ebert, have increased their effo... View full abstract»

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  • Model for predicting risk in scheduling proposed R&D tasks

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):80 - 92
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    This paper develops a model that can be used to predict a potential variance from planned schedule for a given R&D task. The task is defined as the net increase in knowledge required to move from the initial level of basic knowledge about the problem to the level specified for its accomplishment. Variables are identified that affect the time required for attainment of successive knowledge- sta... View full abstract»

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  • Current issues in military program control

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):92 - 101
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    There is currently a national furore over the way large military programs are managed. Some of it is politically or journalistically inspired. But some of it reflects a genuine disagreement over how these programs should be controlled. This paper presents a number of issues involved in the disagreement and develops the thesis that two diverging camps are being formed on their resolution: one focus... View full abstract»

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  • Graph-theoretic extension of the matrix model of an R&D organization

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):102 - 106
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    In this paper the matrix model of an R&D organization developed by Dean (1967) has been extended to organizations with mixed global objectives based on a graph-theoretic formulation. The extended model can be applied to problems like the maximization of R&D outputs of a number of organizations at the level of either a corporation or a country such that a specified growth in the overall res... View full abstract»

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  • Effective assignment of engineers

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):106 - 108
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    This paper discloses some `rules of thumb' developed by the author in order to better assign engineering talent to small R&D programs. The philosophy to support the empirically derived equations is covered in the paper. A case history to demonstrate the efficacy of the rules of thumb is discussed. View full abstract»

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  • Methodology for improving subjective R&D estimates

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):108 - 116
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    Subjective probability estimates underly many decision techniques and project evaluation methods used in R&D. Recent research efforts of others in the study of subjective probability have resulted in methodological developments that may have useful R&D context. It is suggested that such may improve personal probability assessments, and, under some circumstances, may be useful in evaluating... View full abstract»

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  • Technical and management notes: Computer programming implementation controls

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):116 - 120
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    Historically, where a computer programming group is part of a diversified company there has been a gap between the management and the programming group itself. This gap has been fostered by both a lack of understanding, on management's part, of the Intricacies of programming and the attitude of many programmers who consider their work to be an art as opposed to a science. This gap has led to highe... View full abstract»

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  • About the authors

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):121 - 122
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Aims & Scope

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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Rajiv Sabherwal
Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas