Rules of the road: a guide for leading successful Integrated Product Teams: Oct 99

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Under Secretary of Defense for
Acquisition and Technology

Assistant Secretary of Defense for
Command, Control, Communications
& Intelligence (C3I)


This guide is designed to assist the program manager and supporting acquisition community in developing and executing high performance integrated product teams (IPTs).

The guide is divided into five chapters. Chapter II addresses the mandatory policy and guidance for IPT structures supporting ACAT ID programs. Chapter III defines fundamental Operating Principles for Effective IPTs at any level within the DoD, and Chapter IV defines the process of putting IPTs into practice. Chapter V provides an operational toolkit to assess and improve the effectiveness of any IPT.

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