Developing a Missile: The Power of Autonomy and Learning

Read the case study titled “Developing a Missile: The Power of Autonomy and Learning.” before starting this assignment.

Write a 6 page paper in which you:

  1. Formulate a one (1) paragraph vision statement for the team project as project leader for the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile program.
  2. Analyze key actions that Terry Little took to foster higher levels of performance, and recommend, in retrospect, a new course of action for a comprehensive organizational change as if you were in his position.
  3. Describe the fallacies, consistencies, and inconsistencies that emerged from Terry Little’s leadership tactics, geared toward inspiring the team to greater heights. Construct an argument for how you would have acted differently than Terry Little and support the position.
  4. Recommend at least three (3) strategies to the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile program management team with a view to improving its operational performance. Provide three (3) specific examples to support the response.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Analyze differences in how people communicate across different cultures, and use effective communication strategies to foster positive and productive project team communication.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in project management leadership.
  • Write clearly and concisely about project management leadership using proper writing mechanics.

Preview of the answer..

The Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) program was aimed at creating a defense weapons system. The initial leadership of the program saw the project report massive overheads without actual and tangible results. There is the palpable notion of not understanding the gravity of that reality.  This necessitates a change of tact. The vision of the program at this juncture has to incorporate the exigencies that we face. These are the little time available to get on contract and the change of organizational culture necessary to achieve the desired outcome on time. Thus the vision, to have an acceptable and functional program on contract..

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