Program lifecycle management
Weapons programs, satellites, transportation systems, and programs are becoming a complex command chain made of hardware, software and electronic components. These components have their own individual life but still need to share information in order to build a coherent and efficient system.
This is extremely challenging for these industries which are characterized by highly complex products with long lifecycles (over 40 years), distributed supply chain, extended customer relationships.
Program lifecycle management has grown so complex that the implementation of management tools that track and support the program lifecycle (from design to roll out and maintenance phases) is becoming a necessity.
Program and technical managers with responsibility for the program lifecycle management of large equipment and weapons systems, including aircraft, ships, and land-based vehicles, are continually looking for ways to improve readiness. Success in this endeavor requires broad insight across the portfolio of programs as well as a clear view into the details of any particular piece of equipment at any given time. Such a richly detailed picture across the entire inventory will help managers make better and informed decisions toward improving force readiness, expand precious resources, plan activities for the program, and help extend the service life of a program.