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A new approach for innovating in a military context: a qualitative study on the implementation of Concept, Development and Experimentation at TNO

Korten, J. (2015) A new approach for innovating in a military context: a qualitative study on the implementation of Concept, Development and Experimentation at TNO.

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Abstract:Historically, military organizations tend to be highly innovative. In fact some of the major breakthrough innovations from gunpowder to the Global Positioning System derive from the military. The ever-changing environment forces the military to adapt to new situations and to new challenges. The newest adaptation effort of the Dutch Ministry of Defence is the implementation of Concept, Development and Experimentation (CD&E) as a new innovation approach, thereby increasing the throughput time and quality performance of capability development projects. Provided that the financial situation of the organisation is taken into account, and the costs do not increase. As a strategic partner of the Ministry of Defence, TNO is one of the independent research institutes conducting applied studies on behalf of the Ministry of Defence. The implementation of a new innovation approach is of major impact on the activities TNO currently performs during their project management procedure. With the use of agile approach literature, the impact of the implementation of CD&E is studied and recommendations on the project management procedure of TNO are made in order to improve throughput time and the quality performance of capability development projects of the Ministry of Defence, without increasing the costs of these projects.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Clients:
TNO, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/66820
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