Facilitating clear and comprehensive collaboration between industry and government remains a major focus of the National Defense Industrial Association, which represents some 1,600 companies and 85,000 members.
And yet, a century after the nonprofit group was founded, much work remains. “Conference and travel restrictions and added oversight in recent years cost more than the waste they are intended to prevent, hindering market research by the acquisition community and technical exchanges among the scientific and engineering communities,” the organization writes.
“Similarly, early engagement between government and industry in acquisition planning can help develop more affordable and realistic requirements, or help industry to align its research and development with Department of Defense priorities.”
There are many aspects of industry-government collaboration, but perhaps one of the most nuanced is integrated program management. When the DoD hires a major defense industry partner such as Boeing or Booz Allen, for example, for a project, integrated program management helps ensure the needs of all stakeholders are met, and that all working relationships remain as effective and transparent as possible.
In September, the NDIA will host a meeting for its Integrated Program Management Division in San Diego to bring together heads of industry and government to exchange ideas and best practices.
Artemis is proud to sponsor this event. If you intend to to join us in San Diego — or if you aren’t sure whether the event is a good fit for you — here is what you need to know about the IPM Division Meeting.
The objective for this meeting will be to share best IPM practices among both industry and government decision-makers. An important ongoing conversation will be in regard to the EIA-748 Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) Standard. Organizers will spend some time ironing out differences in understandings and interpretations of that standard.
The meeting will be September 12 and 13 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego – Mission Valley. Registration begins Tuesday, September 12, at 7:30 a.m.
Here is the hotel’s address for easy reference:
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego – Mission Valley
7450 Hazard Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92108
For practical information regarding ID badges and appropriate attire (the latter is more important for military personnel), have a look at the event’s Attendee Information page.
Key Events and Speakers
We are excited about the professionals who will be presenting ideas and leading discussions. For those of you who have been to the IPMD meeting before, you will see some familiar faces on the agenda, as well as some new ones.
Here are a handful of the topics and discussions we look forward to:
- On Tuesday morning, Gary Humphreys, CEO of Humphreys & Associates, and Joe Kusick, Director of Raytheon’s EVMS Resource Center, will lead the industry-only clearinghouse. Between those two, there are 60-plus years of high-level project management experience and deep knowledge of earned value management systems.
- Just after lunch, MITRE Corporation Information Systems Engineer Dr. Gina Guillaume-Joseph will speak about the use of predictive analytics in improving software project outcomes. Dr. Guillaume-Joseph is the past-president of the Washington Metro Area chapter of INCOSE and will bring with her extensive knowledge of software development lifecycles.
- On Wednesday, Lockheed Martin’s Pete Wynne will discuss EVM in the United Kingdom. Wynne is a former chairman of the IPMD and currently is responsible for developing and implementing Lockheed Martin’s EVM and program performance management processes.
How to Register
If you have yet to register for the IPMD meeting, you can do so by going here before September 10.
Attendance is free for government employees, $100 for industry members and representatives of academia, and $250 for non-members.
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