Plan of attack
Aerospace giant Boeing (St. Louis, MO, USA) is the brains behind some of the US military's most effective combat-grade aircraft. To realize its projects, it applies a project and program management approach that the company has internally developed and continuously refined. This article features Boeing's vice president of program management for integrated defense systems discussing Boeing's approach to managing its projects and programs. In doing so, it explains how Boeing works with both its commercial and military customers and how its program management approach supports the organization's effort to achieve its business goals. It also details the critical lessons that Boeing has learned from developing and building the US Navy's F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft.