Stages of Life Cycle Development

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Stages of Life Cycle Development Raytheon I believe that Raytheon is in the elaboration stage of life cycle development. The elaboration stage is described as mature stage of the life cycle in which red tape crisis is resolved through the development of a new sense of teamwork and collaboration. Raytheon employs a process of Integrated Product Teams. IPTs are focused on improving communication amongst team members. This structure creates an atmosphere where each employee is within close proximity and everyone knows what is being discussed at every stage in their area of responsibility. IPTs are broken down into four tiers that are integrated but independent with a customer support leader, production program leader, design…show more content…
We intend to link our engineering groups and our performance excellence groups with our supplier base as early as we can in the process when building relationships with our suppliers. We need our suppliers to be an extension of ourselves. When dealing with our suppliers was focused on costs quality and schedule. (Bernstein 2005) Raytheon employs a process of Integrated Product Teams. IPTs are focused on improving communication amongst team members and keeping them up to speed on their area of concern while also fostering a sense of responsibility for a given function or step. These teams are located adjacent to their production areas and reside in an open room to foster close interaction. This structure creates an atmosphere where each employee is within arms’ reach and everyone hears what’s being discussed at every stage in their area of responsibility. IPTs are broken down into four tiers that are integrated but independent with a customer support leader production program leader design engineering leader and value stream leader that keep things flowing smoothly and with all of those facets in mind. (Reinke 2007) Raytheon vision strategy goals and values is defined as comment to driving strategic growth establishing an inclusive culture improving productivity and providing our customers with Mission Systems Integration Mission Support and Mission Assurance for each and
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