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More than my share of it all – Skunk Works I. Kelly Johnson With Maggie Smith. More than my share of it all. 1. SW mgr “total” authority & report to very top executive 2. Strong small SPOs…ind & gov 3. SW…10% size of typical org 4. Simple drawing release system

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more than my share of it all
More than my share of it all
  • 1. SW mgr “total” authority & report to very top executive
  • 2. Strong small SPOs…ind & gov
  • 3. SW…10% size of typical org
  • 4. Simple drawing release system
  • 5. Minimum reports, but important work must be recorded
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More than my share of it all
  • 6. Monthly cost reviews of past and predicted future
  • 7. Use commercial bid process
  • 8. Push inspection down and do not repeat inspections
  • 9. Vehicles must be flight tested
  • 10. Agree on specs prior to contracting
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More than my share of it all
  • 11. Timely funding from gov
  • 12. Trust and close cooperation
  • 13. Very limited access by outsiders
  • 14. Pay based upon performance and not how many supervised
skunk works ii

SKUNK WORKS II

Ben Rich & Leo Janos

drawing the right conclusions
Drawing the Right Conclusions
  • 1. Need for SW inversely proportional to funding.
  • 2. Trend is to more oversite.
  • 3. Specific Objectives…the heart of the SW.
  • 4. Team Mustang…30% less.
  • 5. Off the shelf components.
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Drawing the Right Conclusions
  • 6a. Why build a Rolls-Royce?
  • 6b. Final 10% costs 40%.
  • 7. Components…throw away.
  • 8. “No-handed” parts.
  • 9. Affordability greater than Technology.
  • 10. Leader-follower Stinks.
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Drawing the Right Conclusions
  • 11. Tremendous value of prototypes.
  • 12. Concurrency.
  • 13. Stick with reliable suppliers.
  • 14. Potential cost reduction is security.
  • 15. No substitute for astute management.
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Drawing the Right Conclusions
  • 16. Talented people, top pay, motivation, work environment, responsible for quality.
  • 17. Encouraged to work imaginatively, improvise, unconventional, trust, and cooperation.
  • 18. Strong leader/highly motivatedemployees.
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Drawing the Right Conclusions
  • A. What can you do NOW to improve your performance?
  • B. What can your company do NOW to improve productivity?
  • C. What can you do NOW for future gains?
  • D. What can your company do NOW for future gains?
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