Aviation Week's Program Excellence was created in response to repeated concerns about the complexity and difficulty associated with managing and leading the aerospace and defense programs that make up the industry's work.
An integral part of the A&D Programs conference, Program Excellence finalists provide first-hand insight into best practices, benchmarking and what it took to make their programs a success. Hear about the choices they made and the tradeoffs they faced.
- Improve the performance of your program
- Create tools to improve program leadership
- Increase the velocity of developing future program leaders
- Identify and recognize best practices
Program Excellence Records 31 Qualified Nominations for 2015
From an original field of 72 programs, Aviation Week has narrowed the 2015 Program Excellence Nominations to 31 different programs. The programs include commercial, space and defense efforts that are divided into sub-system and system level efforts.
Aviation Week will alert program leaders on April 21 of those that qualify to move on to Phase II. During Phase I, the programs' leaders provide a narrative on the elements of their program that go beyond "good" to qualify as "excellent" through unique processes and business practices.
In Phase II, program leaders provide a deep look at those processes and practices, as well as how well they have executed against them over the past 36 months. Their customers must agree with that assessment before the Program Excellence Evaluation Team begins scoring.
To review criteria for Phase I and Phase II please review the information below: