2016 Program Excellence WinnersCarole Rickard Hedden
In today’s aerospace and defense environment, achieving excellence is no easy task. Programs are more complex, their technologies more advanced, their customers ever-more demanding.
Whether it’s guarding the borders, managing air traffic, designing an all-new system or sustaining an aircraft that has flown for decades, program managers continue to push to higher levels of employee engagement, to learn from the experience of others, and to carefully look at data and trends to determine what might happen.
And it is in this cloudy area of what might happen that true program leaders identify unknown risks. Or they see a gap, a glimmer of opportunity to make a system work better, boost a team to improved efficiency, or innovate a process or technology that will keep the program relevant.