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U.S. Military Program Management

Book Description

An indispensable resource for all defense industry professionals—governmental and commercial!

Introducing the only book on the market offering valuable best practices and lessons learned for U.S. military program management
The U.S. Department of Defense and the related defense industry together form the largest and most powerful government and business entity in the world, developing some of the most expensive and complex major systems ever created.
U. S. Military Program Management presents a detailed discussion, from a multi-functional view, of the ins and outs of U.S. military program management and offers recommendations for improving practices in the future. More than 15 leading experts present case studies, best practices, and lessons learned from the Army, Navy, and Air Force, from both the government and industry/contractor perspectives.
This book addresses the key competencies of effective U.S. military program management in six comprehensive sections:
• Requirements management
• Program leadership and teamwork
• Risk and financial management
• Supply chain management and logistics
• Contract management and procurement
• Special topics

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. About the Authors
  5. Dedications
  6. Table of Contents
  7. Foreword
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. Introduction
  10. 1: Toward Centralized Control of Defense Acquisition Programs: A Comparative Review of the Decision Framework from 1987 to 2003 (John T. Dillard)
    1. The Challenges of Defense Program Management
    2. Organizational Control Theory and Defense Acquisition
    3. An Examination of Project Management Life-Cycle Models
    4. The Evolving Defense Acquisition Framework
    5. Toward Centralized Control of Acquisition Programs
    6. Conclusions
  11. 2: The New Joint Capabilities Integration Development System (JCIDS) and Its Potential Impacts on Defense Program Managers (David F. Matthews)
    1. Historical Background
    2. Joint Capabilities Integration Development System (JCIDS)
    3. Analysis from the Program Manager’s Perspective
    4. Conclusions and Recommendations
  12. 3: Recent PPBES Transformation in the Defense Department (L.R. Jones and Jerry L. McCaffery)
    1. PPBS History and Development
    2. Laird Reforms
    3. The Goldwater-Nichols Act of 1986
    4. PPBES Process Overview
    5. Four Phases of PPBES
    6. PPBES by Year
    7. Conclusions
  13. 4: Integrated Project Management (IPM) Life-Cycle and Model in the Defense Industry (Gregory A. Garrett)
    1. Awakening Phase
    2. Implementing Phase
    3. Professionalizing Phase
    4. Enterprising Phase
    5. Integrating Phase
    6. Case Study: Lockheed Martin
    7. Case Study: IBM
    8. Case Study: NCR
    9. Case Study: Hewlett-Packard
    10. Integrated PM Life-Cycle: Lessons Learned
    11. Summary: The Integrated Project Management (IPM) Life-Cycle and Model
  14. 5: What the DoD Chief Acquisition Officer and Defense Industry Executives Should Know and Do to Improve Performance (Gregory A. Garrett)
    1. Industry—Senior Executives’ Challenges
    2. DoD—Senior Executives’ Challenges
    3. Case Study—Defense Contract Management Agency
    4. Ways to Improve Performance
    5. Responsibilities for Improving Performance Results
    6. Summary
  15. 6: Defense Acquisition Teamwork: Roles, Responsibilities, and More (Gregory A. Garrett)
    1. Time to Build a High-Performance Team
    2. Complex Program Phases and Control Gates
    3. U.S. Department of Defense Acquisition Management Framework
    4. Acquisition Teamwork Process
    5. Summary
  16. 7: The Contracting Manager versus the Program Manager (Leslie S. Deneault and Bryan Stambaugh)
    1. The Contracting Officer
    2. The Program Manager
    3. What Authority Is Blurred
    4. The PM Role versus the CO Role
    5. How Can We Work Together Effectively?
    6. Conclusion
  17. 8: A Guide to DoD’s Earned Value Management System (Gregory A. Garrett)
    1. New Application Thresholds for EVM
    2. Contract Implementation of EVM
    3. Understanding the Earned Value Management System (EVMS)
    4. DoD Performance Reviews and Reports
    5. Acronyms
  18. 9: Opportunity and Risk Management in the Defense Industry—Processes and Tools (Gregory A. Garrett)
    1. Integrating ORM into Project Management
    2. The Opportunity and Risk Management Process
    3. Inputs
    4. Tools and Techniques
    5. Contract-Related Tools & Techniques
    6. Outputs
    7. Summary
  19. 10: Cost as an Independent Variable: Front-End Approaches to Achieve Reduction in Total Ownership Cost (Michael W. Boudreau)
    1. Background
    2. Scope
    3. Definitions
    4. Methodology
    5. Data and Analysis
    6. Conclusions and Recommendations
  20. 11: Understanding Risk Management in Department of Defense (Mike Bolles)
    1. Choosing an Appropriate Contract Type Given the Results of a Risk Assessment
    2. The Role of the Contracting Officer
    3. Conclusion
  21. 12: Military Outsourcing: Observations, Opportunities, Conflicts, and Recommendations (Olin O. Oedekoven)
    1. Trends and Observations
    2. Opportunities
    3. Potential Conflicts
    4. Recommendations
  22. 13: Commodity Sourcing Strategies: Processes, Best Practices, and Defense Initiatives (Rene G. Rendon)
    1. From Purchasing to Supply Management
    2. Strategic Sourcing and Commodity Strategies
    3. Best Practices in Strategic Sourcing
    4. Conclusions and Recommendations for Further Research
  23. 14: U.S. Military Contract Negotiations—Best Practices (Gregory A. Garrett)
    1. Planning Contract Negotiation—Best Practices
    2. Conducting Contract Negotiation—Best Practices
    3. Documenting Contract Negotiation—Best Practices
    4. Summary
  24. 15: The Evolution of Contracting in Iraq, March 2003—March 2005 (Jack L. Cunnane)
    1. Phase One—Pure Contingency (March 2003–February 2004)
    2. Phase Two—Joint Contingency Contracting (March 2004–Present)
    3. Conclusion
  25. 16: The Contract Management Maturity Model (CMMM©) (Rene G. Rendon)
    1. Developing an Organization Contract Management Process Capability Maturity Model for Buyers and Sellers
    2. Developing the Basic Structure of the Contract Management Maturity Model
    3. Developing an Appropriate Assessment Tool for Buyers and Sellers for Measuring Contract Management Maturity
  26. 17: CMMM©—A Case Study Application (Rene G. Rendon)
    1. Applying the Maturity Model and Assessment Tool to an Organization’s Contract Management Process
    2. Use the Assessment Results as a Guide for Improving the Organization’s Contract Management Process Capability
    3. Conclusion
  27. 18: Capability-Based Acquisition in the Missile Defense Agency and Implications for DoD Acquisition (William L. Spacy II)
    1. Abstract
    2. Capability-Based Acquisition and the Missile Defense Agency
    3. Strategy and Best Practices
    4. Acquisition Development
    5. Capability Development
    6. A Shift in Emphasis
    7. New Ideas Always Come Along
    8. Technology Readiness Levels
    9. Knowledge Points
    10. Expected Benefits
    11. Applicability to Other Programs
    12. Implications
    13. Implementing across the DoD
    14. Six Problems
    15. Refocusing Defense Acquisition
    16. Improving Efficiency
    17. Transformation Boards
    18. The Transformation Board Process
    19. Obstacles to Acceptance
    20. Conclusion
  28. 19: Contracting for Open Systems-Based Defense Programs (Rene G. Rendon)
    1. Open Systems and Modular Open Systems Approach
    2. Contractual Implications
    3. Summary
    4. Conclusion
  29. 20: Total Ownership Cost Considerations in Key Performance Parameters and Beyond (Michael Boudreau and Brad Naegle)
    1. TOC—What Is It?
    2. The Best Effect—Up Front and Early
    3. The Next Best TOC Opportunity—Early in Sustainment
    4. Operating and Supporting Costs
    5. A High-Payoff Example of the Use of the TOC
    6. Tools, Techniques, and Concepts Supporting Efficient TOC Solutions
    7. Ownership Cost Databases
    8. Contractor and Government R-TOC Incentives
    9. Reduction in Total Ownership Cost
    10. Conclusions
  30. References
  31. Appendix A: Defense Acquisition Performance Assessment Project: Executive Summary
  32. Appendix B: A Framework for Assessing the Acquisition Function at Federal Agencies: Executive Summary
  33. Appendix C: DoD Has Paid Billions in Award and Incentive Fees Regardless of Acquisition Outcomes: Executive Summary
  34. Appendix D: Better Support of Weapon System
  35. Appendix E: DoD Acquisition Outcomes: A Case for Change
  36. Index