MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION IN THEORY AND PRACTICE

MORE STATE TRANSPORTATION AGENCIES ARE REALIZING THE DEGREE OF COMPLEXITY INVOLVED IN MANAGEING MULTIPROJECT PROGRAMS AND MANPOWER IN A MULTIFUND ENVIRONMENT. MANY ARE TURNING TOWARD SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES TO EFFECTIVELY PROGRAM MANPOWER AND CONSUME FEDERAL FUNDS. HOWEVER, MANY POTENTIAL PITFALLS LOOM FOR SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES OR MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS. THIS PAPER ADDRESSES SOME OF THE ISSUES SURROUNDING THESE SYSTEMS AND IS BASED ON THE AUTHORS' EXPERIENCE WITH THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION'S MULTIPROJECT SCHEDULING SYSTEM AND INTERVIEWS WITH MANY STYSTEM USERS. SEVERAL POSSIBILITIES FOR ENHANCING SIMILAR SYSTEMS AND THEIR IMPLEMENTATION ARE SUGGESTED. SEVERAL BEHAVIORIAL AND SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT POLICIES ARE IDENTIFIED AND ANALYZED IN THE LIGHT OF EMERGING MANAGEMENT THEORY, AND POLICY ACTIONS ARE SUGGESTED FOR THE EFFECTIVE INTERFACE OF SYSTEM, ORGANIZATION, AND USER.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 12-24
  • Monograph Title: Allocating and managing manpower resources
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200668
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309022665
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1974 12:00AM