Accession Number:

ADA460479

Title:

Managing Virtual Networks on Large-Scale Projects

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

BOEING CO SEATTLE WA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The complexity of Boeings 787 Program is too great for the formal planned information and communication network structure to fully meet the needs of companies, managers, and employees located throughout the world. By observing the 787 program it became apparent that identification, creation, and nurturing of networks are an important new skill set for managers. In this large-scale systems integration environment, Process Integration Teams and the Partner Working Group were networks designed by managers to fill communication gaps. Employees also responded by forming learning networks to help them acquire knowledge they need to be successful. This is compounded by the evolving nature of the 787 program, which can make todays networks obsolete and require new networks to be created in the future. Managers must continue to ensure that current networks add value and identify potential new communication and information gaps that will need networks to fill them.

Subject Categories:

  • Civilian Aircraft
  • Administration and Management
  • Computer Systems
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE