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Defense AT&L (Volume 37, Number 2, March-April 2008)

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Transforming the Future of Business Processes is an interview with Elizabeth McGrath, Principal DUSD for Business Transformation -- DoDs leader in implementing the departments continuous process improvementLean Six Sigma efforts talks about business transformation efforts. Enlisting Lean Six Sigma in the Army Acquisition Process, by Leon Smith, et al. -- The Army is using Lean Six Sigma to standardize financial processes and reduce cycle time. Avoiding the Army of Professional Amateurs Paradox, by Doug McCallum -- DoD experts know their jobs, then may be reassigned and have to learn other jobs from scratch. By developing effective knowledge management as a core leader competency, DoD can end this paradox of employing professional amateurs. Opportunity Management, by Edmund H. Conrow, et al. -- A deeper examination of OM indicates a number of limitations and concerns that may not only lessen its potential effectiveness, but may cause more problems than are solved. Business Systems Modernization, by David J. Falvey, et al. -- The program management office, the designated operational test agency, and the Office of the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation formed a successful partnership that brought the Business Systems Modernization to operational form. Krogs New Weapon, by Maj. Dan Ward, et al. -- Join Krog as he explores problems with weapon systems designs and evokes the power of AWESOME. The Abiding Cultural Problem, by Gary E. Christle -- Despite numerous studies conducted on the defense acquisition process, and calls for change, there has been no real progress in improving the acquisition process. There needs to be better trust and accountability and a new business model that includes an annual operating plan. How Healthy is Your Project by Wayne Turk -- The author provides tips on how a good project management assessment should proceed.

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  • Administration and Management
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

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