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Document Details


Title: John F. Keane
Local code: OH 340
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Charles Babbage Institute
Collection: Charles Babbage Institute Oral History Program
Description: John F. Keane is the founder of Keane Inc. (formerly Keane Associates Inc.). Mr. Keane was educated at Harvard University, where he took an MBA in 1954; he subsequently was in the Navy and was employed by Arthur D. Little and IBM before founding Keane Associates. Mr. Keane attributes the phenomenal success of Keane Associates to the development of a systematic project management technique, later published as Productivity Management. He describes milestones in the evolution of Keane Associates, including forays into software products and integrated systems, the development of the health-care division, and company acquisitions. He concludes with some reflections on his public involvements including those with ADAPSO and Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) where he served as president. This oral history was sponsored by the Software History Center in conjunction with the Center's ADAPSO reunion (3 May 2002).
Extent: 23 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=306
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2002 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Keane, John F., 1931-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1931
Speaker occupation: Businessman; Entrepreneur
Age at speaking: 71
Document location: Washington, D.C.
Document date: 03-May-2002
Interviewer: Campbell-Kelly, Martin
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Computer software; Electric engineering; Engineering; Information technology; North America; Oral history; Software engineering; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0023981-25525