Program Management Corner


For more than a decade, Aviation Week has united leaders from across aerospace and defense companies together to gain valuable insight. 

Shay Assad will open the 2017 Aviation Week Program Excellence Symposium. The Pentagon pricing czar is one of the holdover leaders in the Pentagon, and as Aviation Week reported, he probably feels like he’s in heaven.
   This year’s one-day symposium will provide:
   •    Requirements for commercial, space and defense programs
   •    Innovation and technology challenges
   •    Two major program reviews
   •    Three lessons every program/project leader needs to know
   •    Creating agility and adaptability to deal with volatility, cost pressures, changing requirements

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Program Excellence Initiative

Gather, analyze, learn, apply.

Aviation Week’s annual Program Excellence Symposium unites leaders from across aerospace and defense companies, from program/project leaders and engineers to the IT experts, supply chain managers and strategic planning executives who together create performance success. This year’s program —to be held Oct. 23 in McLean, Virginia — will include: 

Insight about the future of critical programs
Analyze where the industry stands in setting strategies for the near and long term
Three best practices that will improve your program performance today 


Program Excellence Evaluation Team

Past Program Excellence Submissions

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Program Excellence Resources

View summaries, photos, supplier information and recent articles about important aircraft, engine, satellite, UAV and other programs.


Gain an inside look at the processes and methods used by the industry’s top programs.

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