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Management of Defense Acquisition Projects

Management of Defense Acquisition Projects Author Rene Garza Rendon
ISBN-10 1563479508
Release 2008
Pages 292
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Defense acquisition projects cost billions of taxpayer dollars each year. These huge investments, coupled with seemingly perennial criticisms of waste and mismanagement, point out the need for a clearly written guide to the myriad functions and issues involved in defense acquisition management. This book enables the reader to understand the broad range of disciplines and activities that must be integrated in order to achieve successful acquisition outcomes.



Augustine s Laws

Augustine s Laws Author Norman R. Augustine
ISBN-10 1563472392
Release 1997-01-01
Pages 365
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Such landmark books as "The Peter Principle, Parkinson's Law", and "Up the Organization" have had an indelible effect on the management culture of our time through their acute visions of the tangles and paradoxes of modern business. To that short list must now be added "Augustine's Laws" -a classic of the genre, a brilliant (and ruefully hilarious) book on the looking-glass world of business management and organizational misbehavior. it offers its readers multiple shocks of recognition and priceless insights into how things might be better run. The fifty-two "Augustine's Laws" set forth here cover every area of business. Each law formulates a home truth about business life that, once pointed out, is impossible to forget or ignore. Each law is imbedded in a literate, droll, quotation-laden text, whose contrapuntal humor brings into sharp focus all the knotty complexities a manager is ever likely to face. As a bonus, readers can also follow, law by law, the cautionary saga of the Daedalus Model Airplane Company, a concern founded in unfounded optimism by two business school graduates, and headed straight for oblivion -but not before every disastrous mistake known to managerial life is made.



Aerospace America

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ISBN-10 UCSD:31822036929321
Release 2009
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A Comparison of the Defense Acquisition Systems of France Great Britain Germany and the United States

A Comparison of the Defense Acquisition Systems of France  Great Britain  Germany and the United States Author Defense System Management College
ISBN-10 1500869368
Release 2014-08-18
Pages 300
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Since the 1970s, cooperative armament projects have offered the hope of leveraging national resources. Atlantic Alliance members have sought cooperation with their friends and allies. “These (cooperative) programs help strengthen the connective tissue, the military and industrial relationships that bind our nations in a strong security relationship. The political dimension of armaments cooperation is becoming increasingly important in an uncertain international security environment.”This book is about the national armament systems of four nations. It provides an introduction to the political environment, the acquisition organizations, systems and processes of France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. All four nations are NATO members. These countries for more than a quarter century have been partners in cooperative programs. Their concerted efforts have fielded such systems as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Airborne Warning and Control Aircraft (AWACs), the Navy's RIM-7M, Sea Sparrow, and the AV8B Harrier GR7. Their cooperation in armaments activities has enhanced the mutual security of the alliance and become even more important with the increased emphasis on coalition warfare.Armaments cooperation happens for a range of reasons. Nations anticipate cost saving or desire access to better technology and agree to the development of a new weapon system. However, having the will to cooperate does not mean managing an international armament cooperative program is an easy task. National culture and traditions complicate the job. Different time zones, different currencies, and different fiscal years add to the difficulty. Communicating complex issues through the fog of language, either verbally or in writing, offers a challenging problem for both the program manager and the multinational team members.Working effectively in the international environment requires knowledge of the people, organizations and cultures of each country. As its primary purpose, this book looks at the major political and military acquisition characteristics of the four countries, and provides an overview of their organizations and processes. A useful starting point for understanding an organization is to look at its organizational structure. An organizational structure indicates where activities take place, how the management system operates, and indicates where authority and responsibility rest. The managerial system, which includes the formalized policies and procedures, guides the activities of the acquisition organizations and provides an understanding of how the system operates.This book was written for several audiences. For the acquisition practitioners, this introduction should provide a basic understanding of the other countries' system and their approach to armaments development. This basic understanding will help him or her to more effectively and efficiently perform their assignment in the international environment.There are several secondary purposes. Every year the United States assigns large numbers of military personnel overseas to Security Assistance Organizations (SAO). These “SAOs” perform a key role in the interface between the military of our government and the host country. One of their many tasks is to work with the other country's acquisition system. This book will be a “good read” for them as they attempt to understand and work with these organizations. It will also provide them an introduction to the United States acquisition system.For students of comparative politics, governments, and public administration, this book provides a structured approach to understanding organizations and finding approaches to manage the acquisition and development of weapons systems.



Systems Engineering Fundamentals

Systems Engineering Fundamentals Author Defense Acquisition University
ISBN-10 0160732905
Release 2005-05
Pages 216
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This comprehensive gudie provides a basic, conceptual-level description of engineering management disciplines that relate to the development and life cycle management of a system. For the non-engineer it provides an overview of how a system is developed. For the engineer and project manager it provides a basic framework for planning and assessing system development. Divided into four parts: Introduction; Systems Engineering Process; Systems Analysis and Control; and Planning, Organizing, and Managing.



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Coaching Roi Delivering Strategic Value Employing Executive Coaching in Defense Acquisition

Coaching Roi  Delivering Strategic Value Employing Executive Coaching in Defense Acquisition Author Alphronzo Moseley
ISBN-10 9781465361776
Release 2011-10-13
Pages 159
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Alphronzo Moseleys Doctor of Strategic Leadership final project forms the basis for this relevant book, Coaching ROI: Delivering Strategic Value Employing Executive Coaching in Defense Acquisition. Clearly, Moseley has done a very good job of providing a new addition to Defense acquisition studies. Moseley is an executive coach through the Cambridge Group Worldwide, Boston, MA. His research is one taken at Regent University for the purpose of enhancing leadership development among executive acquisition managers to provide a global learning environment to support a mission-ready defense acquisition workforce that develops, delivers, and sustains effective and affordable war-fighting capabilities. The progress for Moseley and his colleagues as executive coaches at DAU is measured according to how well the defense acquisition workforce does its mission. Since the executive coaching initiative is the first of its kind at the university, a level 5 evaluation - the fifth level of evaluating coaching measured by a return on investment (ROI) - would provide a deeper understanding of the sources of business value and especially how coaching creates monetary value in Defense acquisition. The results indicated that the executive coaching program delivered strategic value represented by a conservative ROI of 1,066 percent. Similarly, the coachees and their organizations experienced six business results: increased customer satisfaction, increased resources, increased work-group productivity, reduced cycle time, increased organizational efficiency, and increased personal productivity.



FIRE

FIRE Author Dan Ward
ISBN-10 9780062301918
Release 2014-04-29
Pages 240
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Noted military technology expert Dan Ward's manifesto for creating great products and projects using the methods of rapid innovation. Why do some programs deliver their product under cost, while others bust their budget? Why do some deliver ahead of schedule, while others experience endless delays? Which products work better—the quick and thrifty or the slow and expensive? Which situation leads to superior equipment? With nearly two decades as an engineering officer in the U. S. Air Force, Dan Ward explored these questions during tours of duty at military research laboratories, the Air Force Institute of Technology, an intelligence agency, the Pentagon and Afghanistan. The pattern he noticed revealed that the most successful project leaders in both the public and private sectors delivered top-shelf products with a skeleton crew, a shoestring budget, and a cannonball schedule. Excessive investment of time, money, or complexity actually reduced innovation. He concluded the secret to innovation is to be fast, inexpensive, simple, and small. FIRE presents an entertaining and practical framework for pursuing rapid, frugal innovation. A story-filled blend of pop culture and engineering insight, FIRE has something for everyone: strategic concepts leaders can use as they cast a vision, actionable principles for managers as they make business decisions, and practical tools for workers as they design, build, assess and test new products.



Defense Acquisition Reform 1960 2009

Defense Acquisition Reform  1960 2009 Author John Ronald Fox
ISBN-10 0160866979
Release 2012-03
Pages 268
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Center of Military History Publication 51-3-1. By J. Ronald Fox, et al. Discusses reform initiatives from 1960 to the present and concludes with prescriptions for future changes to the acquisition culture of the services, DoD, and industry.



Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge PMBOK Guide Fifth Edition

Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge  PMBOK   Guide    Fifth Edition Author Project Management Institute
ISBN-10 9781935589815
Release 2013-01-01
Pages 589
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A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) —Fifth Edition reflects the collaboration and knowledge of working project managers and provides the fundamentals of project management as they apply to a wide range of projects. This internationally recognized standard gives project managers the essential tools to practice project management and deliver organizational results. • A 10th Knowledge Area has been added; Project Stakeholder Management expands upon the importance of appropriately engaging project stakeholders in key decisions and activities. • Project data information and information flow have been redefined to bring greater consistency and be more aligned with the Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom (DIKW) model used in the field of Knowledge Management. • Four new planning processes have been added: Plan Scope Management, Plan Schedule Management, Plan Cost Management and Plan Stakeholder Management: These were created to reinforce the concept that each of the subsidiary plans are integrated through the overall project management plan.



Issues in NASA Program and Project Management

Issues in NASA Program and Project Management Author Francis T. Hoban
ISBN-10 UIUC:30112001238309
Release 1992
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Integrating Program Management and Systems Engineering

Integrating Program Management and Systems Engineering Author Eric Rebentisch
ISBN-10 9781119258926
Release 2017-02-21
Pages 456
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Integrate critical roles to improve overall performance in complex engineering projects Integrating Program Management and Systems Engineering shows how organizations can become more effective, more efficient, and more responsive, and enjoy better performance outcomes. The discussion begins with an overview of key concepts, and details the challenges faced by System Engineering and Program Management practitioners every day. The practical framework that follows describes how the roles can be integrated successfully to streamline project workflow, with a catalog of tools for assessing and deploying best practices. Case studies detail how real-world companies have successfully implemented the framework to improve cost, schedule, and technical performance, and coverage of risk management throughout helps you ensure the success of your organization's own integration strategy. Available course outlines and PowerPoint slides bring this book directly into the academic or corporate classroom, and the discussion's practical emphasis provides a direct path to implementation. The integration of management and technical work paves the way for smoother projects and more positive outcomes. This book describes the integrated goal, and provides a clear framework for successful transition. Overcome challenges and improve cost, schedule, and technical performance Assess current capabilities and build to the level your organization needs Manage risk throughout all stages of integration and performance improvement Deploy best practices for teams and systems using the most effective tools Complex engineering systems are prone to budget slips, scheduling errors, and a variety of challenges that affect the final outcome. These challenges are a sign of failure on the part of both management and technical, but can be overcome by integrating the roles into a cohesive unit focused on delivering a high-value product. Integrating Program Management with Systems Engineering provides a practical route to better performance for your organization as a whole.