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What is Job Model

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fifth Edition
A job model is a technique for defining the work performed from a specific position in an organization. The author learned the approach while being employed by AT&T and found it compatible with process modeling techniques such as the Integrated Definition Language (IDEF) employed extensively by the US Department of Defense and other departments and agencies. Work is defined as tasks and subtasks that are akin to activities and arrayed in a logical hierarchy.
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A Good American President
James George (Archway Publishing, USA), Abdullah Murrar (Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA), Pankaj Chaudhary (Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA), and James Allen Rodger (Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Copyright: © 2021 |Pages: 28
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3479-3.ch107
This chapter describes political engineering at an atomic level, that is, addressing what makes a competent elected official and using the office of president of the United States as an example. The authors published a series of books and associated papers that presented the overall construct in applying systems engineering and information technology to improving government systems and performance. Here is a demonstration in applying concepts to help citizen-voters strengthen their ability to analyze and evaluate the candidate and incumbent performance with a standard approach and criteria. Since political parties have a responsibility in vetting candidates bearing their brand, the authors encourage political leaders to focus on improving their process because citizens depend on them for candidate quality and integrity. Being a part of pluralistic democracy is a serious responsibility that requires continuous improvement.
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