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Hollywood Secrets of Project Management Success by James Persse

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Case in Point: Palter-Taft Technologies

Palter-Taft Technologies (PTT) designs and manufactures navigation controls for specialized avionic systems. A big part of that work is developing software and then configuring it within hardware components. In some ways, PTT may have an advantage over typical corporate IT shops. The configurability of its product line is limited to some extent. On the other hand, the complexity and sophistication of its development demands—how to guide multimillion-dollar airplanes in flight—mandate broad control over every detail of the work. PTT’s project management methodology is designed to help with that charge. One tool of the method is the use of work authorization forms (WAFs) as a way to describe and authorize ...

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