Cover: Strategy and organization in a system development project.

Strategy and organization in a system development project.

by Thomas A. Marschak


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An illustration of the possibilities of case studies of system-development projects to determine development strategies and types of project organization associated with both successful and unsuccessful system development. The case study presented, known as the TH system, is a microwave relay system for the transmission over long distances, via a chain of relay towers, of telephone conversations and television signals. The paper discusses the system's general strategy of development, its organization, and a hypothesis about strategy and organization of system projects with which the case of TH seems consistent.

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