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Astute Submarine - Lessons Learned - 05 April 2017

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On April 5th Retired Admiral Tim Chittenden gave a lively and engaging talk about his experiences from the Royal Navy and BaE Systems - especially from his last big programme: the new Astute submarine.

He stressed the importance of requirements gathering and prioritisation, especially in the areas of Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) where last minute changes to specifications were commonplace because of the rapid development of these technologies in recent years. He stressed the importance of managing ‘scope creep’ by using Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to prioritise the large number of potential changes that could be approved down to those that were most important.

Over 100 people attended the meeting at the Westlakes Science Park in Whitehaven, this the first of a new series of events in West Cumbria facilitated by a group from the APM North West Branch.

The APM North West branch is celebrating it's 30th anniversary this year. Come and join the celebrations at their annual conference on 10th October 2017.

Brian Wernham

Cumbria group volunteer



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