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U.S. Military Program Management by Rene G. Rendon, Gregory A. Garrett

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CHAPTER9

Opportunity and Risk Management in the Defense Industry—Processes and Tools

By Gregory A. Garrett

Managing a commercial project within an organization is a challenge. Managing a complex U.S. military major weapon system program involving a military customer, a principal supplier (prime contractor), and numerous supply-chain partners (subcontractors) with a combination of high-technology products and services is a much greater challenge (see Figure 9-1). Many books have been written about managing projects within a single organization; however, few authors have tackled the subject of how to make complex U.S. military programs succeed in an outsourcing business environment. Historically, DoD and its related defense industry have been ...

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