What are some best practices for project managers in the A&D industry?

Connect with Influencers

Network:24




Network:215




Network:26




Network:14




Network:8732




Network:247




Network:282




Network:1852




Network:1458




Network:554




Managing Effective Collaboration in the Early Acquisition Life Cycle Stages of an Enterprise Application for the DoD

by Randall Schmidt, PMP

Collaboration inside the Department of Defense is critical to program success, especially for enterprise-wide applications. DoD program managers face challenges unique to the DoD, including culture, organization dynamics and an abundance of complex statutory and regulatory requirements. Methods explored in this paper can assist the program management office (PMO) in achieving needed collaboration, and putting these in place at inception increases effectiveness.

Affordabililty in US Defense

by Alan Heckler, Tyler Skarda
July 11, 2012 | 45:33 | Views: 425 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.18 / 7

The entire defense value chain stands on the precipice of significant change triggered by severe budget pressures. During the past 10 years the defense budget has experienced unprecedented growth. Now that trajectory has turned, and DoD stands at a crossroads in which the alternative paths to meeting its budget challenges imply very different consequences—namely, reduce scope, or maintain scope and dramatically change the way business is done. Successes in the commercial sector offer government and the defense industry a way forward, but they also beg a key question: Can defense value chains respond similarly? A.T. Kearney interviewed participants across the entire spectrum of the defense value chain from Tier 3’s to Primes and from government Program Managers to Pentagon policy makers to understand their perspectives on impediments and potential actions on improving defense affordability. This webinar will cover their findings.

Should Cost Reviews

by Randall Garber
July 20, 2012 | 58:24 | Views: 359 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.56 / 7

In April 2011, the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics issued a directive requiring broad use of Should Cost Reviews (SCRs) for major acquisition programs. Since then, some additional direction has been provided by USD ATandL, yet many SPOs are still grappling with the what and how of SCRs. A.T. Kearney's private sector and defense experience indicates that SCRs can be a valuable tool in helping drive program affordability if conducted with a focus on determining actionable cost reduction outcomes. This session will address the question: Pragmatically, how can SCRs be conducted to make real cost impact versus becoming just another study?

Reinventing Communications for Success in Govt Projects

by Mark Phillips
November 07, 2014 | 59:14 | Views: 992 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.43 / 7

This session introduces a ground-breaking approach to thinking about communication for improved project performance. This presentation is focused on the underlying principals at work within organizations that deliver high performing programs and a revolutionary new way to understand and utilize the power of communication to create an environment which ensures long-term success and the delivery of competitive advantage.

Designated Driver

by Mike Donoghue

If the U.S. Department of Defense has anything to say about it, you could be doing a lot less driving in about 10 years.

Deep Pockets

by Bob Weinstein

As the Department of Homeland Security continues to grow, so do the job opportunities. Read on to find out some of the hot areas where demand exceeds supply.

Systems Engineering Basics

by Mark Waldof
March 25, 2014 | 61:17 | Views: 1,325 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.91 / 7

Learn Some Basics of Systems Engineering and Be Able to Apply These to Your Work. This seminar identifies several core SE practices important to any project and how these practices are integrated with project management fundamentals to form an essential overall management approach. This seminar is an excerpt of a two day skills building class on this topic and is based on many years of industry experience.

What’s Next for Complex Project and Program Mgt? Session 1

by Aaron Shenhar
June 05, 2013 | 63:50 | Views: 387 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.02 / 7

We present Strategic Project Leadership (SPL), which was built on the foundation of traditional project management during twenty years of research and work with corporations, dozens of studies and five PhD dissertations. SPL helps organizations deal with their projects in a flexible and adaptive way, and focus their projects on business results by creating value, competitive advantage, and winning in the marketplace. This integrated, industry-proven, and PMI award-winning approach combines the business-related needs, the operational aspects of getting the job done, and the leadership perspective of inspiring and motivating the team. We use lessons from several famous AD programs to show how project leaders can integrate Strategic Project Leadership into their current practices by building new skills on top of the PMP and the PMBOKGuide areas.

Accelerated Change Management

by Thomas McNellis, James Harrington
February 27, 2013 | 45:60 | Views: 685 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.16 / 7

Change is constantly accelerating and aligning closely with the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics “… as systems evolve disorganization and chaos increases ...” All processes in the observable universe follow that same law. Similarly, changes to organizational processes have been accelerating at a much more rapid pace.

What Every Project Needs

by Mark Waldof
January 20, 2012 | 71:47 | Views: 449 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.53 / 7

Projects need a wide spectrum of conditions to be successful. Most project managers are aware of a number of basic things a project must have but are often not fully knowledgeable of everything needed to support a project functioning effectively. This seminar addresses the full gamut of project prerequisites necessary to support project success and provides examples of these conditions for different project types. The risks to projects when any of these prerequisites are not in place is discussed and guidance on how to ensure your projects have what is needed for success is a key part of the seminar. A checklist to assess the status of necessary project inputs and conditions during different project phases is included.

EXPAND YOUR KNOWLEDGE

ADVERTISEMENTS

"When you cannot get a compliment any other way, pay yourself one."

- Mark Twain

ADVERTISEMENT

Sponsors