Essential Program Management Skills for Government Space Acquisition Professionals

Below are the ten areas that space acquisition professionals need to learn and gain experience with that will allow them to drive acquisition speed, deliver programs on cost and schedule, and be successful in their career.

1) Master the Fundamentals of Acquisition

2) Develop Expertise in Satellite Development and/or Ground Software Development

3) Relentlessly Manage Your Program Baseline

4) Utilize Critical Thinking and Effective Communication Skills

5) Understand How Industry Operates and What Motivates Them

6) Team with Mission Operations

7) Share, Collaborate, and Help Each Other

8) Know Your Mission Area and Drive the Future

9) Become Proficient with the Budget Cycle and Working with Congress

10) Ensure Your Program Integrates End to End and Works as a System

To view the original memorandum dated 18 December 2023, click here.