My presentation on weapon system sustainment at the AIAA SciTech 2016 in San Diego went very well.
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It was a gratifying experience.
Just as I was about to start, the room filled. Attention was high. Questions afterwards were insightful. Discussion continued afterwards.
Much passion was focused on the slide about motivating people.
It is difficult to understand what was said by simply reading the slides.
So I will fill in the numerous gaps on subsequent posts.
I have been invited to present my paper at the January 2016 SciTech Conference in San Diego. This is the abstract:
For managers and all weapon system sustainers, this paper provides a summary and rationale for the critical actions required for effective and efficient management of weapon system sustainment activities. Successful weapons system sustainment is the continuous, effective support of the weapon system to ensure continued mission capability. In today’s austere climate of fewer new program starts and continued used of older weapon systems, sustainment is not only increasingly “the only game in town”, but it must be carried out as economically as possible. Often lacking is the overall understanding of what it takes as a sustainment manager to keep the weapon system sustainment processes moving forward as affordably as possible. Managers and team leaders can use this practical model to add additional actions to their “real-life” daily required actitivies to help improve the chances that successful sustainment will happen.
If you are interested in these concepts, check out my other blog: Weapon System Sustainment.