Chapter 1: Space Activities - A Peculiar Economical, Political, and Industrial Sector.- Chapter 2: Space Programs Management.- Chapter 3: Marketing of Space Programs.- Chapter 4: Methods and Tools of Space Programs Management.- Chapter 5: Risk Management of Space Programs.- Chapter 6: Cost Management in Space Programs.- Chapter 7: Financial Management of Space Programs.- Chapter 8: Management of Small, Low Cost Space Programs - A New Paradigm.- Chapter 9: Examples of Management Applied to Different Space Programs.- Acronyms.- Bibliography.- Websites.- Index.
Beginning with the basic elements that differentiate space programs from other management challenges, Space Program Management explains through theory and example of real programs from around the world, the philosophical and technical tools needed to successfully manage large, technically complex space programs both in the government and commercial environment. Chapters address both systems and configuration management, the management of risk, estimation, measurement and control of both funding and the program schedule, and the structure of the aerospace industry worldwide.
Presents a systematic treatment of all management aspects of large complex space programs
Covers every element of the management environment including program planning, industry structure, cost estimation and management
Provides detailed information expressly for professionals in the aerospace industry and graduate management programs