Now here come the "loggies" with another big ball to throw at th juggler: PM responsibility for total life cycle systems management
as mandated in DoD Directive 5000.01, paragraph El.29.
To meet the demands of developing, fielding, and sustaining weapon systems with increasingly long life cycles and to successfully provide effective total life cycle systems management
, the Air Force chartered a team to "develop and right-size the life cycle logistics workforce engaged in systems acquisition, with the competencies, skills, and management support necessary to translate and design warfighter performance requirements into tailored, affordable, effective product support spanning the entire system life cycle.
Under total life cycle systems management
, the PM must balance traditional acquisition responsibilities for cost, schedule, and performance with life cycle support and sustainment (including DMSMS planning and management).
NAVICP is the Navy's Center of Excellence for PBLs and is actively pursuing a strategy to increase the scope of PBLs, with the ultimate goal to move toward Total Life Cycle Systems Management
* Total life cycle systems management
. This initiative primarily targets DOD program managers.
management (LCM) and total life cycle systems management
(TLCSM), the Manual for the Operation of the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) defines the term as "the implementation, management, and oversight, by the designated Program Manager (PM), of all activities associated with the acquisition, development, production, fielding, sustainment, and disposal of a DoD system across its life cycle."
Total Life Cycle Systems Management
emphasizes an early focus on sustainment in the program management office, making the program manager responsible for all activities associated with the acquisition, development, production, fielding, sustainment, and disposal of a weapon system across its life cycle.
The program builds upon the successes of the original programs and still retains many of its features; however, the objective of the new program is to expose participants to all aspects of strategic logistics including total life cycle systems management
, end-to-end customer support, and enterprise integration.
Program management should not need a specific policy to steer a more comprehensive total systems life cycle management perspective, such as is now warranted by DoD's Total Life Cycle Systems Management
DoDD 5000.1, The Defense Acquisition System, May 12, 2003, designates the PM as the life cycle manager for Total Life Cycle Systems Management
(TLCSM), responsible not only for effective and timely acquisition of the system, but also for sustainment of a system throughout its life cycle.
* Provides supportability planning and procedures in support of total life cycle systems management
and the acquisition process
* Adds concept of total life cycle systems management