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Political economy insights into the defense acquisition process : lessons from the Joint Strike Fighter Program

Hitchings, Sean, 1975-
Fonte: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Publicador: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: 107 leaves; 7222086 bytes; 7221895 bytes; application/pdf; application/pdf
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The military aircraft industry is a cornerstone of national security and of the economic health of the United States. The Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program was sold as a solution to a host of needs, from advancing the capabilities of each Service, modernizing an aging fleet, countering sophisticated threats, enhancing inter-service cooperation, and implementing acquisition reform, all in a revolutionarily cost-effective way. Because of this tantalizing promise, the early JSF program was able to navigate through budgetary pressures while other aircraft programs were cancelled. This thesis argues that the JSF program is a manifestation of a collective action problem, wherein stakeholders, who should be providing a check on each other, are cooperating, even as the stakeholder who should be participating, remains uninvolved. Consequently, the acquisition policies brought in with the JSF program are not improving acquisition policy, but are exacerbating the inefficiencies to which the U.S military acquisition system has historically been prone. This analysis provides insight into how to improve the technology policies governing military aircraft acquisition, and the supply of aircraft to other nations. This analysis is geared for senior policy makers in both government and industry...

Enterprise integration strategies across virtual extended enterprise networks : a case study of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program enterprise

Glazner, Christopher G
Fonte: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Publicador: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: 184 p.; 8847878 bytes; 8855606 bytes; application/pdf; application/pdf
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Over the last decade, many companies in industries that produce complex and technologically-advanced products have begun to integrate their operations along the value chains of the primary products they design, produce or sustain. Increasingly, integration efforts have moved beyond the boundaries of the core or focal enterprise serving as the prime contractor or system integrator to span the entire value chain, to form virtual extended enterprises. These structures allow the members of the virtual extended enterprise to focus on their core competencies in order to collaboratively deliver a world-class product at a competitive price. While integration offers many benefits to enterprises, a high degree of integration is not always desirable or advantageous in a limited duration virtual extended enterprise composed of autonomous companies. Virtual extended enterprises must find a balance between decoupled collaboration and highly coupled integration, balancing the need to closely coordinate their efforts with the need protect the autonomy of their members. The objective of this research is to explore the extent to which a focal enterprise, such as a prime contractor or system integrator, should consider integration across its virtual extended enterprise...

Developing and managing organizational capabilities to meet emerging customer needs : insights from the Joint Strike Fighter program

Moon, Hee Sung
Fonte: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Publicador: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: 82 leaves; 3942482 bytes; 3946149 bytes; application/pdf; application/pdf
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This research examines the development and management of dynamic organizational capabilities. These capabilities include, among other things, how enterprises generate and integrate knowledge, understand and respond to customer needs, manage technological interdependencies, create interorganizational alliance networks, and solve complex technical problems as they design and build complex engineering systems. Enterprises must meet emerging customer needs by combining, integrating and deploying their organizational capabilities. The Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program, which represents the largest defense acquisition program in history, provides an excellent natural experiment for an exploration of the link between the technological solutions offered to meet the emerging customer needs and dynamic organizational capabilities. This research focuses on the early Concept Demonstration Phase (CDP) of the JSF program, when the two competing teams led by Lockheed Martin and Boeing, respectively, offered their best possible technological solutions in response to a common set of customer requirements.; (cont.) This research examines these competing technological solutions in some detail in order to gain some new insights into the set of organizational capabilities the two competitor teams pulled together in order to win the big JSF contract. An expected contribution of this research...

Product and program management : battling the strangler trees of system and social complexity in the software market jungle

Hempe, John A. (John Alan)
Fonte: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Publicador: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: 147 p.
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An exploration of Software Product and Program Management as recently emergent roles in the information technology sector is presented. The exploration is presented in six sections divided into two major parts. The first part, in four sections, explores Product Management from a primarily anthropological and managerial perspective, while the second part, in two sections, explores major engineering issues related to the role. The first part gives a synopsis of the history and economics of software products, demonstrating the rapid evolution of a field facing unprecedented problems with product complexity and motivating the need for Product Management. The role of Product Manager is explored in detail using both extant literature and interviews conducted with current practitioners in industry. The related role of Program Manager is briefly discussed. Finally, an extended historical case study is presented demonstrating the struggles and pitfalls of Product Management in software product companies. The second part explores two major engineering issues related to the Product Management role: Project Management and Requirements Engineering.; (cont.) A survey of major Software Project Management methods in use is given along with critiques of their effectiveness. Finally...

Implementing a time- and location-differentiated cap-and-trade program : flexible nitrogen oxide abatement from power plants in the eastern United States

Martin, Katherine C
Fonte: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Publicador: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: 227 p.
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Studies suggest that timing and location of emissions can change the amount of ozone formed from a given amount of nitrogen oxide (NOx) by a factor of five (Mauzerall et al. 2005). Yet existing NOx cap-and-trade programs require stationary sources in the Eastern U.S. to reduce emissions without reference to timing or location. This work is part of a larger study on whether a NOx cap-and-trade program that differentiates across emissions by time and location could reduce ozone concentrations more cost-effectively than simple aggregate reductions in the NOx cap in the Eastern United States. To gauge possible gains relative to existing regulations, this work examines compliance data from coal power plants in 2002 and 2005 to estimate the effectiveness of existing un-differentiated regulations. It finds that some plant operators chose to remain under aggregated caps by emitting less NOx during early summer months when effects on ozone formation are low and emitting more NOx during late summer months when effects on ozone formation are great. This behavior was at once individually rational, environmentally damaging, and perfectly legal. To evaluate potential challenges to implementation, the study assesses the technical feasibility and the distributional effects of spatially and temporally differentiated regulatory systems. * Are power plants in the Eastern U.S. technically capable of reducing NOx emissions in response to incentives that changed in time and by location given network constraints? To address these questions...

HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT- Sustainable Physical Activity Program Development and Evaluation for Youth with Special Needs: An Evaluative Case Study

Lappano, Elyse
Fonte: Brock University Publicador: Brock University
Tipo: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
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The purpose of my research was to contribute to the improvement and sustainability of the Special Needs Activity Program, and develop program implementation strategies that had practical outcomes. I conducted an evaluative case study of S.N.A.P in order to determine what a quality adapted physical activity (APA) program is, why S.N.A.P is considered a quality APA program, and what institutional policies and practices exist to support it. Data was collected via interviews, questionnaires, and observations. Data analysis involved inductive and deductive methods, and a SWOTAR evaluation. Results indicate that quality APA programs include: ‘people’, ‘environment’, and ‘expectations’; there are benefits of experiential learning; activity stations that promote creativity are valuable; several stakeholders do not know the details about S.N.A.P but recognize its value; the institution values what S.N.A.P provides, yet, there is nothing being done to sustain it. Future research should investigate the feasibility of implementing S.N.A.P in various contexts.

SITREP: The NPS Maritime Defense and Security Research Program Newsletter ; v. 2 (March 2004)

Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School; Maritime Defense and Security Research Program Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School; Maritime Defense and Security Research Program
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This issue highlights the upcoming Threat and Vulnerability Assessment Symposium to be hosted by NPS. "Organized as a symposium vice a conference, this event is designed to facilitate an exchange of ideas on where we are regarding vulnerability and threat assessment, both in forward areas and at home."; SITREP, a monthly e-news brief covering the spectrum of maritime domain defense and security research. SITREP is produced by the Maritime Defense and Security Research Program as part of the National Security Institute—a cooperative research institute whose members include the Naval Postgraduate School, University of California at Santa Barbara, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The purpose of the Maritime Defense and Security Research program is to conduct, coordinate and collaborate Maritime defense and security research, experimentation, and information exchange between partnership universities; federal, state, and local agencies; national laboratories; maritime industry, and international partners through the National Security Institute. Each month SITREP will introduce at least two on-going maritime security research projects either from the National Security Institute or other research institutions or agencies. This month we provide a glimpse at a world-wide MIO at sea experimentation program and a library repository for issues related to maritime security. In addition...

SITREP: The NPS Maritime Defense and Security Research Program Newsletter ; v. 4 (May 2004)

Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School; Maritime Defense and Security Research Program Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School; Maritime Defense and Security Research Program
Tipo: Periódico
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This issue includes the article "Applied At-Sea Technology Research: Estimation of Atmosphere and Ocean Surface Influence on Radar and IR Sensor Performance for MDP". This article addresses research on the "variations on radar and IR surveillance sensor performance caused by lower atmosphere and ocean surface conditions, emphasizing low radar cross section and low thermal cross section targets." This issue also announces that the MDP Task Force is to host two symposia, one on threat and vulnerability assessment and a Mini-MDP Symposium on Maritime Domain Protection.; SITREP, a monthly e-news brief covering the spectrum of maritime domain defense and security research. SITREP is produced by the Maritime Defense and Security Research Program as part of the National Security Institute—a cooperative research institute whose members include the Naval Postgraduate School, University of California at Santa Barbara, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The purpose of the Maritime Defense and Security Research program is to conduct, coordinate and collaborate Maritime defense and security research, experimentation, and information exchange between partnership universities; federal, state, and local agencies; national laboratories; maritime industry...

SITREP: The NPS Maritime Defense and Security Research Program Newsletter ; v. 9 (October 2004)

Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School; Maritime Defense and Security Research Program Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School; Maritime Defense and Security Research Program
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In this issue: "The Naval Postgraduate School Maritime Domain Protection Task Force Threat and Vulnerability Symposium Report was completed 30 September. The report summarizes findings from the 15-17 June Threat and Vulnerability Assessment Symposium held at the Naval Postgraduate School." The article "Library Support of the Maritime Domain Protection Task Force" highlights a number of resources readily available through the Dudley Knox Library.; SITREP, a monthly e-news brief covering the spectrum of maritime domain defense and security research. SITREP is produced by the Maritime Defense and Security Research Program as part of the National Security Institute—a cooperative research institute whose members include the Naval Postgraduate School, University of California at Santa Barbara, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The purpose of the Maritime Defense and Security Research program is to conduct, coordinate and collaborate Maritime defense and security research, experimentation, and information exchange between partnership universities; federal, state, and local agencies; national laboratories; maritime industry, and international partners through the National Security Institute. Each month SITREP will introduce at least two on-going maritime security research projects either from the National Security Institute or other research institutions or agencies. This month we provide a glimpse at a world-wide MIO at sea experimentation program and a library repository for issues related to maritime security. In addition...

SITREP: The NPS Maritime Defense and Security Research Program Newsletter ; v. 5 (June 2004)

Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School; Maritime Defense and Security Research Program Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School; Maritime Defense and Security Research Program
Tipo: Periódico
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This special edition outlines the two symposia scheduled during the month of June. The first event is the "Maritime Domain Protection Mini-Symposium," scheduled for June 10-11. The second event is a "Threat and Vulnerability Assessment Symposium", scheduled for June 15-17.; SITREP, a monthly e-news brief covering the spectrum of maritime domain defense and security research. SITREP is produced by the Maritime Defense and Security Research Program as part of the National Security Institute—a cooperative research institute whose members include the Naval Postgraduate School, University of California at Santa Barbara, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The purpose of the Maritime Defense and Security Research program is to conduct, coordinate and collaborate Maritime defense and security research, experimentation, and information exchange between partnership universities; federal, state, and local agencies; national laboratories; maritime industry, and international partners through the National Security Institute. Each month SITREP will introduce at least two on-going maritime security research projects either from the National Security Institute or other research institutions or agencies. This month we provide a glimpse at a world-wide MIO at sea experimentation program and a library repository for issues related to maritime security. In addition...

SITREP: The NPS Maritime Defense and Security Research Program Newsletter ; v. 6 (July 2004)

Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School; Maritime Defense and Security Research Program Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School; Maritime Defense and Security Research Program
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"Recent events have highlighted the importance and necessity of developing Maritime Domain Protection (MDP) and homeland security. Essential components of this development include the evolution of new doctrine, capabilities, and policies. Each of these components requires analysis and research in order to understand the second and third order effects, as well as the discovery of best practices to accelerate their successful implementation."; SITREP, a monthly e-news brief covering the spectrum of maritime domain defense and security research. SITREP is produced by the Maritime Defense and Security Research Program as part of the National Security Institute—a cooperative research institute whose members include the Naval Postgraduate School, University of California at Santa Barbara, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The purpose of the Maritime Defense and Security Research program is to conduct, coordinate and collaborate Maritime defense and security research, experimentation, and information exchange between partnership universities; federal, state, and local agencies; national laboratories; maritime industry, and international partners through the National Security Institute. Each month SITREP will introduce at least two on-going maritime security research projects either from the National Security Institute or other research institutions or agencies. This month we provide a glimpse at a world-wide MIO at sea experimentation program and a library repository for issues related to maritime security. In addition...

SITREP: The NPS Maritime Defense and Security Research Program Newsletter ; v. 7 (August 2004)

Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School; Maritime Defense and Security Research Program Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School; Maritime Defense and Security Research Program
Tipo: Periódico
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This publication looks at several of the security and sweeping issues applicable to the Naval Postgraduate School and all related personnel. This issue highlights the accomplishments of the June Threat and Vulnerability Assessment Symposium and provides some information on the upcoming 18-19 August MDP Symposium.; SITREP, a monthly e-news brief covering the spectrum of maritime domain defense and security research. SITREP is produced by the Maritime Defense and Security Research Program as part of the National Security Institute—a cooperative research institute whose members include the Naval Postgraduate School, University of California at Santa Barbara, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The purpose of the Maritime Defense and Security Research program is to conduct, coordinate and collaborate Maritime defense and security research, experimentation, and information exchange between partnership universities; federal, state, and local agencies; national laboratories; maritime industry, and international partners through the National Security Institute. Each month SITREP will introduce at least two on-going maritime security research projects either from the National Security Institute or other research institutions or agencies. This month we provide a glimpse at a world-wide MIO at sea experimentation program and a library repository for issues related to maritime security. In addition...

SITREP: The NPS Maritime Defense and Security Research Program Newsletter ; v. 8 (September 2004)

Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School; Maritime Defense and Security Research Program Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School; Maritime Defense and Security Research Program
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This issue includes the article "NPS and the MDP Task Force Host Inaugural Maritime Domain Protection Symposium". The symposium "brought together over 50 commands, departments, agencies, local law enforcement, and academic institutions involved in maritime security. During the two day event, numerous briefs were delivered on Maritime Domain Protection, the status of MDP Task Force research projects and related efforts, providing a unique opportunity for members of the MDP community to learn about ongoing projects and share ideas."; SITREP, a monthly e-news brief covering the spectrum of maritime domain defense and security research. SITREP is produced by the Maritime Defense and Security Research Program as part of the National Security Institute—a cooperative research institute whose members include the Naval Postgraduate School, University of California at Santa Barbara, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The purpose of the Maritime Defense and Security Research program is to conduct, coordinate and collaborate Maritime defense and security research, experimentation, and information exchange between partnership universities; federal, state, and local agencies; national laboratories; maritime industry, and international partners through the National Security Institute. Each month SITREP will introduce at least two on-going maritime security research projects either from the National Security Institute or other research institutions or agencies. This month we provide a glimpse at a world-wide MIO at sea experimentation program and a library repository for issues related to maritime security. In addition...

SITREP: The NPS Maritime Defense and Security Research Program Newsletter ; v.11 (December 2004)

Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School; Maritime Defense and Security Research Program Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School; Maritime Defense and Security Research Program
Tipo: Periódico
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Articles in this issue include "Using a Standardized Planning and Execution System to Improve Maritime Homeland Security", "The Maritime and Port Security Summit: Getting to Best Practices", and "Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Multiple Threat Alert Center (MTAC)".; SITREP, a monthly e-news brief covering the spectrum of maritime domain defense and security research. SITREP is produced by the Maritime Defense and Security Research Program as part of the National Security Institute—a cooperative research institute whose members include the Naval Postgraduate School, University of California at Santa Barbara, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The purpose of the Maritime Defense and Security Research program is to conduct, coordinate and collaborate Maritime defense and security research, experimentation, and information exchange between partnership universities; federal, state, and local agencies; national laboratories; maritime industry, and international partners through the National Security Institute. Each month SITREP will introduce at least two on-going maritime security research projects either from the National Security Institute or other research institutions or agencies. This month we provide a glimpse at a world-wide MIO at sea experimentation program and a library repository for issues related to maritime security. In addition...

SITREP: The NPS Maritime Defense and Security Research Program Newsletter ; v.14 (March 2005)

Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School; Maritime Defense and Security Research Program Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School; Maritime Defense and Security Research Program
Tipo: Periódico
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This volume of the SITREP newsletter includes articles on the U.S. Coast Guard's Maritime Domain Awareness Program and the Atmospheric Detection Effects Prediction Tool (ADEPT).; SITREP, a monthly e-news brief covering the spectrum of maritime domain defense and security research. SITREP is produced by the Maritime Defense and Security Research Program as part of the National Security Institute—a cooperative research institute whose members include the Naval Postgraduate School, University of California at Santa Barbara, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The purpose of the Maritime Defense and Security Research program is to conduct, coordinate and collaborate Maritime defense and security research, experimentation, and information exchange between partnership universities; federal, state, and local agencies; national laboratories; maritime industry, and international partners through the National Security Institute. Each month SITREP will introduce at least two on-going maritime security research projects either from the National Security Institute or other research institutions or agencies. This month we provide a glimpse at a world-wide MIO at sea experimentation program and a library repository for issues related to maritime security. In addition...

SITREP: The NPS Maritime Defense and Security Research Program Newsletter ; v.15 (2005)

Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School; Maritime Defense and Security Research Program Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School; Maritime Defense and Security Research Program
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This issue of the SITREP includes information about a presentation that will take place on the NPS study entitled "Countering Terrorism from the Sea," as well as an article on Lt. Bruce Martin from the Department of Public Safety in the City of Marina. Lt. Martin provides information about what first responders deal with. This document also includes information on a "Requirements, Capabilities and Technology Forum, held by the U.S. Coast Guard's Maritime Domain Awareness Program Integrations Office and the NPS Maritime Domain Protection Research Group, that will take place on May 2, 2005.; SITREP, a monthly e-news brief covering the spectrum of maritime domain defense and security research. SITREP is produced by the Maritime Defense and Security Research Program as part of the National Security Institute—a cooperative research institute whose members include the Naval Postgraduate School, University of California at Santa Barbara, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The purpose of the Maritime Defense and Security Research program is to conduct, coordinate and collaborate Maritime defense and security research, experimentation, and information exchange between partnership universities; federal, state, and local agencies; national laboratories; maritime industry...

Improving the future of the Army's future combat systems program

Pettus, William; Lazar, Arbi
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2009. Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2009.
Formato: xii, 67 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
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Approved for public release, distribution unlimited; Joint Applied Project; The Future Combat Systems (FCS) program is the U.S. Army's ambitious attempt to modernize its forces in a systematic way, so that everything interoperates properly. This "system of systems" approach contrasts with the "stove-pipe" solutions of the past in which individual systems were designed to meet specific requirements, but with much less thought about how they would interact in the overall force. The "stove-pipe" approach has worked well enough in the past because the self-contained requirements were more important than how well a platform could interact with other platforms. But as we move further in the digital age where information superiority and speed of action are such key enablers of the force, it has become increasingly critical to tie the entire force together. The Army has gambled that the best way to do this is to design the future force holistically, fielding a sum that is greater than its parts. However, the enormity of the task was not originally apparent to its designers. This fact is becoming increasingly clear to Congress as the Army has been forced to increase funding requests and extend timelines several times. In reaction...

Transaction Costs from a Program Manager's Perspective

Diane Angelis; Raymond Franck; John Dillard; Francois Melese
Fonte: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval Publicador: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval
Tipo: Relatório
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Sponsored Report (for Acquisition Research Program); This study analyzes results from a survey of US Air Force Program Managers undertaken in 2008 by the National Research Council. The theoretical foundations of our supporting inquiry come from Transaction Cost Economics (TCE) and Agency Theory. In particular, we are concerned with the complications and costs of dealing with partners both outside DoD (TCE) and within (Principal-Agent Problem). The number of oversight reviews has steadily increased, with increasingly higher-level involvement. Accordingly, the resources and management attention devoted to these reviews has also increased. The NRC study attempted to assess program reviews with respect to value added and various costs incurred. Our analysis of the survey results distinguishes between technical and programmatic reviews. Technical reviews are conducted by the program manager (as principal) to monitor technical progress of the system contractors (agents). Programmatic reviews provide management oversight of the program manager (as agent) by higher-level authorities in DoD or Congress (principals). Our results suggest that program managers found some real value in some of their programmatic reviews, despite the common perception that reviews create excessive and burdensome levels of oversight. In addition...

Successes of collaborative decision making at the Traffic Flow Management Program Office and the advantages of adopting toolkits

Osuri, Vaynu
Fonte: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Publicador: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: 79 leaves; 4495712 bytes; 4499077 bytes; application/pdf; application/pdf
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Manufacturers, product designers and developers of products that have a large and diverse user base are consistently trying to produce products that satisfy as many users as possible. Manufacturers and product developers have found that it is extremely difficult to do so. The closer the manufacturer or developer gets to meeting all user needs, the higher and more prohibitive the cost gets. The Traffic Flow Management (TFM) Program Office, within the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has the task the do just that. To its credit the TFM program office has come quite close to achieving this. The goal of this thesis is to identify and document the practices that have made the TFM program office successful and to find ways that can help them achieve even greater end user satisfaction. To do this TFM's complete product development cycle was analyzed. Special attention was given to user interaction and user innovation.; (cont.) The research found that the TFM program office does a good job of identifying user requirements, it also does a good job in incorporating user innovations but despite this, they are not able to meet all the user needs. The toolkit model is then used to demonstrate how the TFM program office can overcome some challenges that are inherent to the processes it currently follows.; by Vaynu Osuri.; Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology...

Organizational structure : management techniques and lessons learned in aligning technical and program management resources in engineering-intensive organizations; Management techniques and lessons learned in aligning technical and program management resources in engineering-intensive organizations

Siddiqui, Talha, 1969-
Fonte: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Publicador: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: 120 p.; 7285987 bytes; 7301127 bytes; application/pdf; application/pdf
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The roles of systems engineering, program and project management, and engineering management are continuously blurred and challenged in complex engineering organizations. The demands made of each of these functions can lead to increasing role confusion in otherwise historically well-defined functions. It is important to understand the reasons for existing practices in defining and utilizing these roles and the functions they perform in today's engineering systems. It is the goal of this thesis to show the motivation for current practices in systems and program management, and to shed light on some of the lessons learned in managing both the technology as well as the encompassing technology programs. We look specifically at existing practices in the aerospace industry as our case-study to understand matrix organizational structures, as well as gain insights from the commercial industry and academic literature on the practices deployed in innovation and new product development and management. keywords: product development, matrix organization, systems engineering, program and project management, engineering management, managing innovation; by Talha Siddiqui.; Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, System Design & Management Program...