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Optics Program Management�An Overview
Author(s): William 0. Davies
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Paper Abstract

An overview of program management, focussed on actions to improve the management process, is based on a hierarchy of management roles. The life cycle of a technology program is directed to defining the activities and controls relevant to specific R&D phases. Methods for improving personnel selection are suggested, and the issues peculiar to management in government are identified. An assessment of planning performance is given along with a survey of technology forecasting methods available as aids to planning. A summary identifies specific needs for management improvement in the above areas.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 1979
PDF: 26 pages
Proc. SPIE 0188, Management of Optics Programs, (28 August 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.965592
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William 0. Davies, BMDATC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0188:
Management of Optics Programs
William O. Davies, Editor(s)

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