Journal of Information Systems Education


This article examines a new concept in system analysis. According to its developers, MANPRINT is an umbrella concept encompassing human factors, engineering, manpower, personnel, training, health hazards assessment and system safety. The focus of MANPRINT is on total system planning. It examines how the management of material is influencing material system design and associated support requirements so that developmental, nondevelopmental and product-improved systems can be operated and maintained in the most cost effective and safest manner consistent with manpower, structure, personal aptitude and skill, and training resource constraints of the organization. A key point of the methodology is that it emphasizes front-end planning. As currently used by the Department of Defense, MANPRINT integrates system training and material development with personnel resources, capabilities, and constraints during all phases of the life-cycle of material systems.



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