Program Management Under Fixed Price Contracts 640328

The concept of Program Management in today’s aerospace business is discussed in relation to the need for an effective management system to cope with a complex management task involving multiple interfaces of business and technical disciplines. Some organizational precepts are put forth as being fundamental to achieving an effective management system in a multi-program company environment of major aerospace programs. The Program Management system evolved by the Aircraft Division of Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc., for its DC-9 Jet Transport Program is described to illustrate the implementation of the concept.


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