Lockheed Secret Projects Inside the Skunk Works

Lockheed Secret Projects   Inside the Skunk Works
Author: Dennis R. Jenkins
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9781610607285
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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75 years of the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works

75 years of the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works
Author: James C. Goodall
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-05-13
ISBN: 1472846451
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

75 years of the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works Book Excerpt:

The Lockheed Martin Skunk Works was founded in the summer of 1943 to develop a jet-powered high-altitude interceptor for the USAAF, and ever since it has been at the forefront of technological development in the world of aviation. From the XP-80 to the U-2, SR-71, F-117, F-22 and now the F-35, the Skunk Works team has designed aircraft that are the pinnacle of innovation and performance. 75 years of the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works takes us through the history of this legendary facility from its foundation at the height of World War II under the talented engineer, Clarence “Kelly” Johnson, through to the present day. Illustrated with over a thousand photographs and drawings, it details the 46 unclassified programmes developed by the Skunk Works, following them through prototype build-up, first flight and, if they reached the frontline, operational service.

The Projects of Skunk Works

The Projects of Skunk Works
Author: Steve Pace
Publsiher: Voyageur Press (MN)
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-12-01
ISBN: 0760350329
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Projects of Skunk Works Book Excerpt:

The stories behind more than 50 secret projects undertaken by the famed Lockheed Martin Skunk Works on behalf of the US Armed Forces, DARPA, and the CIA - all illustrated with official Skunk Works photography and commissioned artworks. Hatched in June 1943 after a special request of the US Army Air Forces to develop a turbojet-powered fighter to counter growing German threats, Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works has gone on to develop remarkable aeronautical and space technologies, including stealth. Some have made it into production, while others never quite made it off drafting boards and computer screens, but proved fascinating nonetheless. This generously illustrated history tackles Skunk Works programs ranging from jet fighters and jet engines to missiles and rockets, helicopters, research aircraft, airships, unmanned aerial vehicles and recon drones, and even the seagoing stealth ship Sea Shadow - more than 50 in all. Author Steve Pace examines the historical context which led government organizations to approach the Skunk Works, as well as the technologies and projects developed there (often on a handshake and unburdened by bureaucracies), and the anecdotes and legends associated with each program. Pace includes official Skunk Works photography of the projects taken both at its headquarters and at test facilities such as Area 51. In addition, commissioned color artworks help further illustrate many of these projects featured herein. In addition to profiling legendary aircraft like the F-80, F-94, F-104, U-2, SR-71, F-117, and F-35, Pace takes on more obscure projects from the past as well as those still to come, such as the hypersonic SR-72 and High Speed Strike Weapon, and even offers a peak into what the future might hold with the proposed TR-X.

Lockheed Martin s Skunk Works

Lockheed Martin s Skunk Works
Author: Jay Miller
Publsiher: Specialty Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lockheed Martin s Skunk Works Book Excerpt:

The first and only official history of the worlds most famous advanced aircraft design bureau youve been waiting for! In a major pulling back of the veil of secrecy, official histories of such noteworthy products as the U-2, A-12, D-21, SR-71 and F-117 are finally brought to light, authentically described by the company and the men who designed and built them. Lists all production quantities, serial numbers, build numbers, significant personalities and technical data. Exceptional!

Innovation to the Core

Innovation to the Core
Author: Peter Skarzynski,Rowan Gibson
Publsiher: Harvard Business Press
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1422102513
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovation to the Core Book Excerpt:

Building on the work of strategy guru Gary Hamel, this guide shows organizations how to move innovation from a buzz word to a core competency. Skarzynski, a consultant on international growth and strategy, and Gibson, a global business strategist, draw on a wealth of examples from real companies including GE, Procter & Gamble, Nokia, and IBM. They provide frameworks, step-by-step action lists, and other practical tools for improving an organization's capacity for innovation by mobilizing the imagination of employees, customers, and business partners.

Marketing of High technology Products and Innovations

Marketing of High technology Products and Innovations
Author: Jakki J. Mohr,Sanjit Sengupta,Stanley F. Slater
Publsiher: Pearson Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 538
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9780136049968
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marketing of High technology Products and Innovations Book Excerpt:

This title provides a thorugh overview of the issues high-tech marketers must address, and provides a balance between conceptual discussions and examples; small and big business; products and services; and consumer and business-to-business marketing contexts.

Sustaining Change in Organizations

Sustaining Change in Organizations
Author: Julie Hodges,Roger Gill
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2014-12-01
ISBN: 1473911001
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustaining Change in Organizations Book Excerpt:

Indispensable to understanding change, this unique text provides a comprehensive examination of how change can be sustained within organizations today. Featuring critical insights into theoretical concepts and current international examples, the book provides an accessible way for students to enhance their understanding and develop the crucial skills need to be successful when managing and leading change in organisations. Key Features: Synthesizes what is known about change in organizations and then provides practical ways of sustaining it Contains an international range of case studies and interviews which link theory to practice throughout Explores key contemporary topics such as power, politics, ethics and sustainability for an enhanced understanding of current debates and issues Activities, discussion questions and further reading in each chapter test your understanding of the key concepts and reinforce your learning End of book Glossary defines key terms, for those new to studying change. Comes with access to additional resources for students and lecturers including relevant SAGE journal articles to encourage wider reading

Software Development for Small Teams

Software Development for Small Teams
Author: Gary Pollice,Liz Augustine,Chris Lowe
Publsiher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780321199508
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Software Development for Small Teams Book Excerpt:

I highly recommend this book for anyone who's ever tried to implement RUP on a small project. Pollice and company have demystified and effectively scaled the process while ensuring that its essence hasn't been compromised. A must-have for any RUPster's library! Chris Soskin, Process Engineering Consultant, Toyota Motor SalesDo you want to improve the process on your next project? Perhaps you'd like to combine the best practices from the Rational Unified Process (RUP) and from agile methodologies (such as Extreme Programming). If so, buy this book! Software Development for Small Teams describes an entire software development project, from the initial customer contact through delivery of the software. Through a case study, it describes how one small, distributed team designed and applied a successful process. But this is not a perfect case study. The story includes what worked and what didn't, and describes how the team might change its process for the next project. The authors encourage you to assess their results and to use the lessons learned on your next project. Key topics covered include: Achieving a balance between people, process, and tools; recognizing that software develo

Skunk

Skunk
Author: Alyce L. Miller
Publsiher: Reaktion Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-11-15
ISBN: 1780235577
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Skunk Book Excerpt:

Solitary, nocturnal creatures, skunks generally go about their business unnoticed. But then there’s that thing they do . . . and oh, boy, when they do it, no one can ignore them. But there’s far more to skunks than their stench, and with this beautifully illustrated entry in Reaktion’s Animal series, Alyce Miller gives these furry scavengers their due. More than being unappreciated, skunks, Miller reveals, have a long history of persecution: killed off as smelly nuisances, they have also been hunted for their fur and, yes, their unique musk, which has found a perhaps unexpected use in perfume. Moving from nature to culture, Miller delves into the long line of skunks that have played parts in literature, film, and folklore, from the antics of Pepe Le Pew to the role of skunks in Native American spiritual beliefs. As growing urban wildlife populations bring humans and skunks ever closer, Miller’s book will help us understand—and appreciate—these beautiful, intriguing, and wholly distinct animals.

All Corvettes Are Red

All Corvettes Are Red
Author: James Schefter
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 1998-01-01
ISBN: 0671685015
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All Corvettes Are Red Book Excerpt:

The inside story behind the legendary automobile chronicles its development from drawing board to production vehicle, offering additional insight into the inner workings of the U.S. automotive industry. Reprint.

Conceptualizing Security for India in the 21st Century

Conceptualizing Security for India in the 21st Century
Author: National Centre of International Security and Defence Analysis (Pune, India). Conference,Gautam Sen
Publsiher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9788126907885
Category: India
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conceptualizing Security for India in the 21st Century Book Excerpt:

The Present Volume Is An Anthology Of Papers Presented In The First Nisda Security Conference In 2005 With Interdisciplinary Contributions From A Variety Of Professionals From Government Organization, Academics And Researchers On The Common Theme Of Conceptualizing The Notion Of Security In The 21St Century. It Entails A Multi-Pronged Input From Organizational, Bureaucratic And Academic Perspectives To Look At In A Focused Way The Indo-Centric View Towards The National And International Security Matters. It Is Hoped That The Volume Will Be Useful To The Policymakers As Well As The Students Of International Relations And International Security.

Exploiting Agility for Advantage

Exploiting Agility for Advantage
Author: David L. Francis
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-09-07
ISBN: 3110637456
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploiting Agility for Advantage Book Excerpt:

Many argue that all organisations should strive to be agile. Exploiting Agility for Advantage takes a radically different view. The author’s research shows that requisite agility is required, meaning ‘not too much, not too little, of the right type and delivering wanted agility deliverables’. This is a book for managers who want their enterprise to be intelligently agile but don’t know how to achieve this. Part One shows why agility is a strategic option for commercial and not-for-profit enterprises. Part Two describes, in detail, a seven-step agility-orientated development programme for work-groups or entire organisations. Part Three provides academic underpinning on organisational agility for researchers and students of management. "Agility isn’t easy and developing it is going to need much more than a simple slogan. This book offers very helpful insights into the detailed mechanisms that underpin this capability, and practical guidance around how to build and embed them." (Prof. John Bessant) Author videos: https://vimeo.com/449735611 https://vimeo.com/461491774

Organizational Behaviour in a Global Context

Organizational Behaviour in a Global Context
Author: Albert J. Mills,Jean C. Helm Mills,John Bratton,Carolyn Forshaw
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 599
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN: 9781551930572
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organizational Behaviour in a Global Context Book Excerpt:

"At last there is a lucid, well-written OB book, which covers key issues required in OB teaching, but which has a mind of its own. Students and faculty will recognize this is more than standard fare." - Bill Cooke, Manchester Business School

Visualizing Project Management

Visualizing Project Management
Author: Kevin Forsberg,Hal Mooz,Howard Cotterman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2005-11-11
ISBN: 0471746746
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Visualizing Project Management Book Excerpt:

THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT CLASSIC-REVISED AND EXPANDED Now Includes Downloadable Forms and Worksheets Projects are becoming the heart of business. This comprehensive revision of the bestselling guide to project management explains the processes, practices, and management techniques you need to implement a successful project culture within your team and enterprise. Visualizing Project Management simplifies the challenge of managing complex projects with powerful, visual models that have been adopted by more than 100 leading government and private organizations. In this new Third Edition, the authors-leading thinkers and practitioners in the field-keep you on the cutting edge with a sophisticated approach that integrates project management, systems engineering, and process improvement. This advanced content can help take your career and your organization well beyond the fundamentals. New, downloadable forms, templates, and worksheets make it easy to implement powerful project techniques and tools. Includes references to the Project Management Institute Body of Knowledge and the INCOSE Handbook to help you pass: The Project Management Professional Certification Exam The INCOSE Systems Engineer Certification Exam (CSEP) "I recommend this book to all those who aspire to project management [and] those who must supervise it." —Norman R. Augustine, former chairman and CEO Lockheed Martin Corporation "The importance of this excellent book, able to encompass these two key disciplines [systems engineering and project management], cannot be overemphasized." —Heinz Stoewer, President, INCOSE

Project Management for Business Engineering and Technology

Project Management for Business  Engineering  and Technology
Author: John M. Nicholas,Herman Steyn
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 707
Release: 2008
ISBN: 0750683996
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Project Management for Business Engineering and Technology Book Excerpt:

Appropriate for classes on the management of service, product, and engineering projects, this book encompasses the full range of project management, from origins, philosophy, and methodology to actual applications.

Space Transportation

Space Transportation
Author: Walter Edward Hammond
Publsiher: AIAA
Total Pages: 707
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9781600861109
Category: Astronautics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Space Transportation Book Excerpt:

Annotation This practical book gives young professionals all the information they need to know to get started in the space business. It takes you step-by-step through processes for systems engineering and acquisition, design and development, cost analysis, and program planning and analysis. You'll find the systems engineering and design process that applies to all space transportation systems, then the overall system architecture considerations that also apply to all space transportation systems. There is also detailed coverage of space launch vehicles by class, including the current space shuttle, other manned reusable systems, expendable systems, and future systems. A companion CD-ROM contains the Operations Simulation and Analysis Modeling System software.

Innovation Management

Innovation Management
Author: Shlomo Maital,D. V. R. Seshadri
Publsiher: SAGE Publications India
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2012-09-11
ISBN: 8132110757
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovation Management Book Excerpt:

Innovation Management: Strategies, Concepts and Tools for Growth and Profit is a unique book in the rapidly growing discipline of Innovation Management. It seeks to build on the experience from an earlier discipline—Competitive Strategy. It took more than two decades for practitioners to realize that successful strategy is driven by implementation, not by formulation. Similarly, successful innovation—the key to growth and profit—rests on disciplined management and implementation of the innovation process from start to finish. This book first answers the key questions: Why innovate? How to innovate? Who innovates? It then provides 10 essential and practical tools to help innovators guide their ideas to marketplace success. Following the publication of the successful first edition, and in response to many readers' positive feedback for its case studies, the second edition contains a large number of new mini case studies about innovative start-ups, businesses, and ideas in the period of 2007–12 Innovation Management shows how companies and individuals can transform creative ideas into powerful, sustainable, change-the-world businesses and emphasizes the crucial role of execution in implementing inspiring ideas.

The Management of Technological Innovation

The Management of Technological Innovation
Author: Mark Dodgson,David M. Gann,Ammon Salter
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2008-02-07
ISBN: 0191622621
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Management of Technological Innovation Book Excerpt:

The management of technological innovation (MTI) is one of the most important challenges facing businesses today. Innovation has become the fundamental driver of competitiveness for firms of all sizes in virtually all business sectors and nations. The first edition of this book has become one of the most popular texts for students of innovation and technology management. This new edition sees David Gann and Ammon Salter join Mark Dodgson as authors, drawing on their combined experience of 60 years of researching and teaching MTI. It combines the most relevant theoretical analysis with contemporary and historical empirical evidence to provide a comprehensive, yet concise and readable, guide to the challenges of MTI. By explaining the innovation process the book reveals the broad scope of MTI and its importance for company survival, growth and sustainability. It describes how MTI has to be managed strategically and how this is successfully achieved by formulating and implementing strategy and delivering value. Chapters provide frameworks, tools and techniques, and case studies on managing: innovation strategy, communities, and networks, R&D, design and new product and service development, operations and production, and commercialization. Based on robust analysis, the book provides a wide range of empirical evidence from a huge diversity of case studies, with around fifty case studies newly written for this edition. It analyses MTI in all parts of the world, in companies large and small, and in services, manufacturing, and resource-based business sectors. This new edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect the latest teaching and research, and to ensure its continuing relevance to the contemporary world of MTI. It will be an important resource for academics, students, and managers throughout the world, is a recommended text for students of innovation and technology management at postgraduate and undergraduate level, and is particularly valuable for MBA courses.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Author: Charles H. Matthews,Ralph Brueggemann
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2015-03-12
ISBN: 1317802101
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Book Excerpt:

This book presents a new model, the competency framework, for students, innovators, entrepreneurs, managers, and anyone who wants to better understand the dynamic world of innovation and entrepreneurship. Focused on both the individual and strategic organizational level, this book is about people and the competencies each person needs to learn to be successful in creating a more dynamic future. Matthews and Brueggemann’s framework for innovation and entrepreneurship competencies empowers individuals to excel at innovation and new venture creation. It provides a practical guide and clear and concise understanding of the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and experiences that are needed to increase imagination, creativity, innovation and new venture creation capability. Innovation and Entrepreneurship will be attractive for students of entrepreneurship, innovation, management and cross-disciplinary classes, such as design thinking. Presented in a modular format, Innovation & Entrepreneurship informs the future direction of people and technology, as well as the educational systems producing the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs. Based on extensive academic research, this book is organized into two sections: Twelve innovation elements and twelve competency categories. The elements are the foundation and the competency categories are the building blocks that inform our path toward a more precise understanding of how innovation and entrepreneurship plays an important role in economic development and our daily lives.

Managing and Leading for Science Professionals

Managing and Leading for Science Professionals
Author: Bertrand C. Liang
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-09-26
ISBN: 0124166962
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing and Leading for Science Professionals Book Excerpt:

Can technical paradigms help managers lead technical companies? In Managing and Leading for Science Professionals, Bertrand Liang explains that they can, as he explores real issues of importance for technical students and managers who want to move into leadership positions. A CEO with an MBA, Liang originally trained as a neurology and oncology clinician and later earned a PhD in molecular biology and genetics. In this book, he emphasizes what he wishes he had known as he advanced through the organization. His practitioner's point of view is perfectly suited to those who are moving, or want to move, from the technical side to the business side. Focusing on the experiences of scientists and engineers, he teaches ways to speak top management's language. His insights deliver essential knowledge, empowering technical staff to succeed using the skills they know best. Describes "what I wish I’d known" as a manager with a technical background Focuses on using skills other than risk analysis to make decisions Explores ways to lead and manage innovation, particularly in relation to executives' responsibilities, skills, and tolerance for risk