Aerospace Program Management

Instructor: Drex Rutledge
Product ID: 704695
  • Duration: 90 Min
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This aerospace program management training will focus on identifying the critical components that a project or program manager must be aware of and how to develop plans for effectively and efficiently dealing with them. The webinar will include interactive dialogs to ensure participant understanding and to contribute to the content of the offering.

Why Should You Attend:

All projects and programs require effective, efficient management of all resources in order satisfy the project/program requirements and objectives. This management task is much more than just instructing employees – it requires a high degree of overall acumen in understanding the task as well as the know-how to obtain and best utilize the budget, tools, facilities, and personnel.

This webinar will discuss resource allocations such as budgets, tools, facilities, and personnel and analyze the selection and development of meaningful metrics. It will also assist attendees with risk identification, mitigation and management.

Learning Objectives:

  • Clarify and understand the role of a program/project manager
  • Learn to more clearly understand task expectations and how to communicate them to team members
  • Improve communication skills
  • Learn to identify and select appropriate resources to perform the task
  • Learn how to select and effectively use metrics as a tool in managing the program/project
  • Learn the basics relative to risk identification, mitigation and management

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • Discussion of role and responsibilities of a program/project manager.
  • Evaluating and understanding the project or program requirements and expectations.
  • Clarifying and giving identity to tasks: Who are the Stakeholders? What do they want/expect?
  • What are the resource allocations: Budgets, tools, facilities, personnel?
  • What constitutes project/program success?
  • Communication essentials: Elements of effective presentations, appreciation of differing perspectives and how to integrate them.
  • Selection and development of meaningful metrics.

Who Will Benefit:

  • Program Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Individual Contributors
  • Customers
  • Product Line Managers

Instructor Profile:

Drex Rutledge is the president and principal of Rutledge Technical Services, Inc. (RTS), associated with Integrity Engineering, Inc., where he works with several aerospace companies in the area of product support and sustainment. His principal areas of expertise are in program and project management, technical information development and delivery, training/mentorship, and proposal development activities. Most recently, his expertise in performance based logistics, program management, data management, and international support applications have been sought out by several DFW area providers. Prior to joining Integrity Engineering, Inc. and forming RTS, Mr. Rutledge was employed by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company as the systems engineering director in the global sustainment organization responsible for developing and delivering the technical information needed to operate and maintain all aircraft manufactured or supported by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics by all US and foreign operators.

Mr. Rutledge is a certified professional manager, a past chairman of the product support executive board of directors of the Aerospace Industries Association, a past president and chairman of the board of directors of the General Dynamics Management Association, a member of the Air Force Association, a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association, a member of the Defense Acquisition University Life-Cycle-Support Committee, and an Honorary Lifetime Member of the International Office and Professional Employees Industrial Union. He has served as the industry representative and co-chair of multiple Department of Defense and industry project teams, including the Logistics Transformation Initiative.

He has developed multiple aerospace and program management seminars and webinars and has delivered them to multiple companies and organizations throughout the United States. He is the recipient of the 2006 Leonard Ross Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions in the field of Logistics. Mr. Rutledge has studied engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington and has an Associate of Science in Electronics Technology degree. Additionally, he has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management as well as a Master of Business Administration from LeTourneau University. Mr. Rutledge also has been a featured speaker for the Aerospace Industries Association, the Joint Services Working Group, and various industry international customer support conferences.

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