ERIC Number: ED115226
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Project Organization and Management; Analysis of a Model. Satellite Technology Demonstration, Technical Report No. 0127.
Lokey, Kenneth R.
The Satellite Technology Demonstration (STD), a project of the Federation of Rocky Mountain States, Inc. (FRMS), employed a project management model for its organizational structure. The organization and management system utilized by the STD was designed to accomplish a predetermined set of objectives with the highest quality possible within a federally funded, prenegotiated budget. The management decision-making process was developed to maximize and control available resources in the accomplishment of specific tasks through a process of resource reallocations, task modifications, and intercomponent coordination. Therefore, the STD utilized a decentralized functional structure and modifications of applicable management science approaches including Management by Objectives (MBO) and Systems Theory. The primary subsystems of the management process were the Task Structures and Control and the Budgetary and Financial Control Subsystems. Specific techniques applied when appropriate included variations of the PERT system, linear programing, and general financial control systems. In some cases, it was the first extensive application of such techniques in a large scale social project. (Author/HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Federation of Rocky Mountain States, Inc., Denver, CO.