Driving Digital Transformation in Aerospace & Defense: Recent Technology Trends

Epicflow Blog

How can aerospace and defense organizations respond to present-day uncertainty and manage constant change? Let’s examine the applications of these technologies in more detail and learn how aerospace and defense companies can benefit from them. . AM applications in aerospace.

Successful Project Delivery in Aerospace and Defense: Success Criteria

Epicflow Blog

In aerospace and defense projects, there should be no room for ambiguity regarding the desired outcomes. Read the article to learn more about these criteria, and which of them should be applied to assess the success of aerospace and defense projects. . Process success .

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Increasing the Probability of Program Success

Herding Cats

We're working on a White Paper for the Joint Space Cost Council which is an organization composed of government (NRO, NASA, USAF, and others) and industry representatives with an interest in space. The origins of this paper came about at a recent JSCC meeting here in Boulder, with local Aerospace contractors, the DCMA (Defense Contract Management Agency) and several government agencies (NRO and NASA). Processes to Prevent Unfavorable Impacts. Risk Management Processes.

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DDSTOP The Saga Continues

Herding Cats

We were one of the first users of eXtreme Programming, long before Scrum was around and presented that early work in 2003, " Making Agile Development Work in a Government Contracting Environment, Measuring velocity with Earned Value." . The result was a safety stand down for everyone on the site (5,000 Steel Works), including all us office workers, to get the message about health, safety, and safeguards of the materials and processes on site. . Analytical Hierarchical Process .

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DDSTOP The Saga Continues

Herding Cats

We were one of the first users of eXtreme Programming, long before Scrum was around and presented that early work in 2003, " Making Agile Development Work in a Government Contracting Environment, Measuring velocity with Earned Value." . The result was a safety stand down for everyone on the site (5,000 Steel Works), including all us office workers, to get the message about health, safety, and safeguards of the materials and processes on site. .

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The Problems with Schedules

Herding Cats

Don't ever make suggestions to make changes to the processes without first finding the root cause of why the actual performance has a variance with the planned performance. So what's the summary so far: All project work is probabilistic, driven by the underlying uncertainty of many processes. . NRO Cost Group Risk Process, Aerospace Corporation, 2003. Here's an article, recently referenced by a #NoEstimates twitter post.

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The Calm Before the Project Management Storm

Arras People

So now we have to see what happens with: Our Government. We, the profession, kid ourselves if we think that the first person the Prime Minister or members of the Government or those Civil Servants in Whitehall think of is us. It sure as hell is not more process. About Steve: Steve Wake has worked in the print, automotive, aerospace, defence, insurance and IT industries as a project manager and consultant.

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Six ways to achieve growth through Professional Service Automation

Keyedin

Our customer is a leading consultancy supporting premier firms in aerospace, defence, space, intelligence and government services but fortunately we didn’t have to sign any official secrets papers after our discussion. They explained that they identified the need and advantages of process standardization using PSA and that they chose KeyedIn Projects because the system was configurable to their current and projected needs.

Six ways to achieve growth through Professional Service Automation

Keyedin

Our customer is a leading consultancy supporting premier firms in aerospace, defence, space, intelligence and government services but fortunately we didn’t have to sign any official secrets papers after our discussion. They explained that they identified the need and advantages of process standardization using PSA and that they chose KeyedIn Projects because the system was configurable to their current and projected needs.

Project Management, Performance Measures, and Statistical Decision Making

Herding Cats

I work in the Software Intensive System of Systems domains in Aerospace, Defense, Enterprise IT (both commercial and government) applying Agile, Earned Value Management, Productive Statistical Estimating (both parametric and Monte Carlo), Risk Management, and Root Cause Analysis with a variety of capabilities. In this domain, we are guided by credible results using principles, processes, and procedures to increase the probability of program success.

9 Inspirational Teamwork Examples

ProjectManager.com

This included teams of scientists, engineers and technicians, many who had not worked in aerospace before. Each step of this process had to be carefully planned among all parties, of course, but there would also be collaboration between writers and artists as they developed characters and conflicts to add drama to the stories. There was no central government and the risk of the new nation falling apart was even more of a concern than it is today!

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The Impact of Technology on Project Management: Pre-1950s to the Modern Age

Keyedin

Although the process of completing a task hasn’t always been referred to as PM, and for the most part was merely regarded as a group of activities that needed to be completed, the foundations were still the same; work that was constrained by time, resources and finances. The algorithm, which schedules a set of project activities, can be adapted to any type of project, including construction, aerospace, defence, software development, product development and engineering.

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Without a Root Cause Analysis, No Corrective or Preventive Action is Credible - Part 1

Herding Cats

Root Cause is the fundamental initiating cause on a causal chain leading to a failure of a process which results in a recurrence of the problem. Root Cause Analysis is a systematic documented approach to arrive at the true Root Cause of the process problem. Agile process Smell and Root Cause Analysis,” Dave Nicolette, International Conference on Agile Processes and Extreme Programing in Software Engineering, 2009. 02202, The Aerospace Corporation, 30 May 2014.

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The Impact of Technology on Project Management: Pre-1950s to the Modern Age

Keyedin

Although the process of completing a task hasn’t always been referred to as PM, and for the most part was merely regarded as a group of activities that needed to be completed, the foundations were still the same; work that was constrained by time, resources and finances. The algorithm, which schedules a set of project activities, can be adapted to any type of project, including construction, aerospace, defence, software development, product development and engineering.

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A New Way to Recognize the Achievements of Project Managers

The IIL Blog

Years ago, many aerospace and defense industry projects were managed using war rooms. Disagreements between the project manager, client, contractors, stakeholders and governance groups, lasting possibly for the duration of the project. Weapons of war are more than words; they include schedules, budgets, specifications, requirements and other competing constraints as well as the organizational process assets. By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D.

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Best project management software

Binfire

In this article I lay down the processes that you need to follow for selecting the right project management software for your business. Projects in aerospace. Projects in government. What is the best project management software for your team and your project? Is there a project management app that fits everybody’s requirements?

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20 Notion Alternatives & Competitors for Work Management

Scoro

Besides project management, Scoro can help streamline your sales processes and ensure you make the best out of every opportunity that comes your way. What makes this tool special: Scoro’s ability to streamline all your work processes, including finances, is highly advantageous.

5 Steps to Create Technical Documentation That’s (Actually) Helpful

Planio

Technical documentation helps an intended audience use your product, understand your processes, and get unstuck. Style guides: Some industries require you to write technical documentation in a specific way (like the Plain Language guidelines for government sites or Simplified Technical English for aerospace, aviation, or defense companies). For as long as we’ve had tools we need help using (and language to talk to each other), we’ve had technical documentation.

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Resources for Good Project Management

Herding Cats

Here are some resources for actual corrective, preventive, and simply good project management principles, processes, and practices. A Rich, Systems Engineering Subdivision, The Aerospace Corporation. This is an example of that process. Agile Project Management for Government: Leadership Skills for Implementation of Large-Scale Public Sector Projects in Months, not Years , Brian Wernham. Anecdotes abound of examples of Bad Project Management.

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Software Estimating Resources

Herding Cats

So start here to build your academic foundation, that can be put to work to build a foundation of validated experience of making estimates in the presence of uncertainty and protect yourself from fallacious claims that estimates are a waste, not needed, and produce bad resulting in the decision making process for those paying you to produce value. Bool, CrossLink: The Aerospace Corporation, Winter, 2000/2001, pp. Focused Software Process Improvement, 2015.

22 Manufacturing Conferences to Attend in 2018

Appfluence

The ManuChem Strategies conference brings together over 150 production, SCM, & engineering leaders who are responsible for process optimization, lean manufacturing, and business strategy in their companies. Last year, the event included amazing speakers such as Bert De Wilde, the EMEA Process Control Discipline Technology Lead at Exxon Mobile, Dr. Andreas Hampe, the Technical Plant Manager of Bosch, and Jani Saarinen, the Head of Process & External Relations for Kemira. .

Complete Collection of Project Management Statistics 2015

Wrike

Having a knowledge transfer process in place boosts the chance of project success by over 20%. [6]. Most Popular Agile Tools and Processes: Scrum – 43%. Aerospace/. Government – Federal. Government – City/State/Local. Poor purchasing processes: 23%. 18% use word processing documents. 53% of respondents say they have a project portfolio management process in place. [6]. PPM process implementation & management – 61%. [13].

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Estimating is a Learned Skill

Herding Cats

The same process for estimating is applied to multi-billion dollar projects we work. And the same process is applied to the Scrum development processes on those projects. . Here's some materials that provide the tools and processes needed to learn how to estimate. Group Processes in Software Effort Estimation,” Kjetil Moløkken-østvold and Magne Jørgensen, Empirical Software Engineering, 9, 315–334, 2004.

Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Project Risk Management: A Combined Analytic Hierarchy Process and Decision Tree Approach,” Prasanta Kumar Dey, Cost Engineering , Vol. Lessons Learned from Real World Application of the Bow-Tie Method,” Steve Lewis and Kris Smith, 6 th Global Congress on Process Safety , American Institute of Chemical Engineers, March 22?24, Norton, The Systems Engineering Process Office, MITRE Corporation, 6 June 1999. An Integrated Risk Management Process, J.

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A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Project Risk Management: A Combined Analytic Hierarchy Process and Decision Tree Approach,” Prasanta Kumar Dey, Cost Engineering , Vol. Lessons Learned from Real World Application of the Bow-Tie Method,” Steve Lewis and Kris Smith, 6 th Global Congress on Process Safety , American Institute of Chemical Engineers, March 22?24, Norton, The Systems Engineering Process Office, MITRE Corporation, 6 June 1999. An Integrated Risk Management Process, J.

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