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A Search For Management Effectiveness
Author(s): Ray Destabelle
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Paper Abstract

Effectiveness in the management of high-technology electro-optical programs requires the creation and maintenance of an environment that permits an interdisciplinary team to achieve the paramount goal of technical excellence. The author's personal experiences with three major electro-optical development programs are described along with the differing management approaches used. These programs encompass a wide spectrum of program types including (a) prime contract and subcontract, (b) fixed price and cost reimbursable, (c) large complex systems with many subsystems and a highly sophisticated single unit, intended for land, sea, air, and space application. Expectedly,. the management approach to all the programs is similar; however, management problems with each program are contrasted. Effectiveness is best achieved when program personnel are highly motivated and personally committed. Electro-optical programs, especially, require a special coordination of the interdisciplinary effort.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 1979
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0188, Management of Optics Programs, (28 August 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.965602
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Ray Destabelle, Hughes Aircraft Company (United States)

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

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