I recently posted on max.omb.com
I work for the Army and am looking at Dayton Aerospace for a manpower modeling approach. The S/ACOM model and DAI are used by Wright Pat/AF Material Command and the USMC according to colleagues there who have recommended them and I’ve seen reports. Yet the Asstant Sec of Army (ALT) resource planning office is setting off to create a new model at this point in 2012 and is in the process of trying to collect empirical data to base the model on. I see a challenge in the different camps for manpower analysis. The functional/task/workload drivers manpower agency approach camp versus the quick and dirty “shoot from the gut” camps. Dayton Aerospace, through their experience with the Air Force and now others, seem to have found a method to navigate in between those waters. Anyone know of anyone else? We’ll probably give them a try and see how it works with our environment while we do the more labor intensive workload analysis. Then we’ll compare the two approaches…actually three approachs. What was the initial subject matter guestimate versus the other two approaches.
As a reply, someone from USAID replied that he’s been using a model and using workforce drivers of funding, difficulty in work environments, benchmarking others, etc.
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