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Defense Program Management

Defense Program Management

Our experts leverage years of management experience with current requirements to improve performance and motivate teams. We bring a range of integrated tools and processes for managing cost, schedule, performance, and risk. Our tools are tailorable to your individual effort and can be adapted to measure progress that matters. We specialize in integrating all elements of program management to achieve customer’s objectives and efficiently and effectively manage programs and can help your team craft required program documentation, such as a Program Protection Plan (PPP), Acquisition Strategy (AS), Capability Production Document (CPD), and others.

We offer a range of integrated tools and processes for successfully managing cost, schedule, performance, and risk on defense programs of all types and sizes.

No two engagements are alike. Our support spans a variety of tasks that support optimum program management solutions.

Related Capabilities

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An IMS that incorporates earned value metrics and risk mitigation provides the visibility and leverage you need in today’s competition for limited budgets.

Dayton Aerospace experts were there when the integrated master plan/integrated master schedule (IMP/IMS) concept was both conceived and first deployed on the F-22 program, creating a legacy of Dayton Aerospace IMP/IMS expertise. That legacy continues as authors and contributors to current Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and US Air Force (USAF) official IMP/IMS guidance. As a leader in IMP/IMS planning, development, maintenance, and processes, we help programs get over the hurdle faster—and with fewer false starts. Working closely with program managers, engineers, cost/financial managers, subject matter experts (SME), and customers, when necessary, to capture all program related events, goals, resources, and critical paths. Our comprehensive risk management process facilitates an integrated approach to identify, plan, and link risk mitigation with the program IMS.

Our experts were involved in incorporating and refining the IPT concept into DOD program management. We know the critical factors that are essential for making IPTs work for your organization.

The Department of Defense (DOD) adopted integrated product teams (IPTs) as the preferred approach for development, review, and oversight of the acquisition process. Finding the right balance between functional and product leaders is key to an effective IPT. This balance, coupled with the right leadership, is essential in making IPTs work for your organization. Dayton Aerospace consultants have extensive experience in actually working within and leading both government and contractor IPTs. We also have a deep understanding of an integrated management framework and the tools for making IPTs efficient. Our experts will listen and tailor our approach specifically for your organization and desired outcome. We have the people who can assist, mentor, and train your industry or government team, answering questions vital to your success.

The Sustainment Acquisition Composite Model (SACOM) provides consistent manpower requirements and frees program offices from providing additional Program Objective Memorandum (POM) justification.

Dayton Aerospace’s SACOM, originally developed for Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), accurately forecasts manpower requirements using a balanced qualitative and quantitative approach designed for broad applicability across all program office organizations in any phase of a program’s life cycle. It has been validated on over 300 diverse programs, including aircraft, electronics, munitions, hardware, software, space, and others. SACOM has been employed at every AFMC product center, logistics center and program office, as well as numerous other Department of Defense (DOD) and government program management organizations including USSOCOM, USTRANSCOM, USSTRATCOM, NAVAIR/CV-22, NAVPEO C4I & Space, NAVSEA, DISA, DHS, USCG, Army TACOM and USMC. The model calculates manpower requirements by assessing five key Workload Interfaces, each containing five scored Workload Drivers. The results predict the combined military, civilian, support contractor, and home office functional personnel, as well as a breakout by functional specialty. SACOM can also be used to predict manpower requirements for a program’s future states. Implementation is simple and annual scoring effectively accommodates programmatic changes which often impact manpower requirements.

We can help you understand the government marketplace and navigate the sometimes-complex relations surrounding contract performance and administration.

Because of our contracting experts’ broad and deep experience, Dayton Aerospace is able to de-mystify doing business with the US Government. We understand the differences between the commercial and government marketplaces and can guide clients through a comprehensive review of their internal processes to assess readiness to undertake and successfully perform government contracts. We also provide clients with easy to implement guides and templates to directly assist them in reviewing and responding to government-unique terms and conditions in solicitations. Most importantly, we ensure senior management fully understands the risks and potential pitfalls of doing government business. Our support is valuable well before your first government contract, as we help companies examine Federal Government business opportunities and develop fully compliant and successful responses to government requirements. After contract award, we can help resolve business system compliance issues that may arise during contract performance.

We help clients maximize their personal and professional potential through creative coaching, thought-provoking exercises, and client-driven mentoring.

Dayton Aerospace experts have a unique perspective on Department of Defense (DOD) leadership and professional development environments. Today’s leaders face daunting programmatic, organizational, and personnel challenges. The demands on senior leaders’ time make it challenging to reflect, identify, and chart a course to enhance overall leadership and management skills. Our experts have been where you are, and, with a client-driven mindset that is distinct from counseling or training, we help create a space for active exploration and collaboration to improve your capabilities as a senior leader. We start with a discovery process that helps identify areas for improvement and then distill those areas into an action plan. We can also help you think through leadership challenges, strategy and vision, and organizational change management. Dayton Aerospace’s executive coaching and mentoring provides you with the unique opportunity to actively explore better ways to succeed at the highest level.

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