Oracle to host NDIA Integrated Program Management meeting

July 25, 2023 | 3 minute read
Rick Bell
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The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) will host its fall 2023 Integrated Program Management Division (IPMD) meeting at the Oracle conference center in Redwood City, California, on Sept. 13 and 14. The IPMD provides an open forum for industry, defense, and civilian agency leaders, as well as educators to promote IPM best practices.

The IPMD is the primary forum for exchanging views and information to promote and communicate integrated program management best practices. The theme for this year’s meeting is “Future of Integrated Program Management: The Impact of Tools and Technology.”

An IPMD meeting provides attendees an opportunity to:

  • Interact with government policymakers to gain a better understanding of their mission. Gain first-hand information on current topics such as impending policy, leadership, regulatory, or process changes that can affect programs.
  • Broaden your professional network working with industry leaders, organization leaders from a variety of sectors such as civilian agencies and DoD services, as well as other related program management disciplines such as systems engineering.
  • Meet and seek advice from experts or share program management best practices with industry and government counterparts.

Alison Roccia, sales consulting manager, says Oracle Construction and Engineering has been a regular participant over the past several years. Hosting the event at Oracle creates a deeper engagement with the people who are part of the IPMD.

“We want to give back and demonstrate our commitment to providing solutions for this space,” Roccia says. “A lot of the people who attend this event are our customers, so it's great to get an opportunity to connect, get feedback, and engage with them in person again.”

“It's an opportunity to hear the discussion and provide solutions in our toolset that can serve the industry better, so that they can meet the needs and challenges that they're addressing.”

—Alison Roccia, sales consulting manager, Oracle Construction and Engineering

In past gatherings, presenters discussed initiatives occurring within the agencies related to integrated program management. Contractors also have discussed challenges that they are facing or have solved.

Discussions also can include adherence to integrated program management policies—what's working, what's not working, and how to tackle those challenges.

“It's an opportunity to hear the discussion and provide solutions in our toolset that can serve the industry better, so that they can meet the needs and challenges that they're addressing,” Roccia says.

Meeting participants will include representatives of large contractors, aerospace and defense contractors, and government agencies, among others. There also are partners that provide services around program management including Oracle, which provides valued, well-known tools such as Oracle Primavera Cloud, Primavera Unifier, and Primavera P6 that are used across multiple industries and government.

The program management that happens in this space is generally with large engineering organizations managing very large projects, most of which are related to US defense, Roccia says. Oracle provides tools that help them manage those massive projects. The goal is to deliver projects on time and within budget and Oracle has the tools that can help solve both of those things.

“Part of what we do at Oracle is work with our high-compliance customers,” Roccia says. “We have a commitment to delivering products that are FedRAMP certified, to meet the security needs of these high compliance types of programs that we're managing.”

To learn more and to register for “Future of Integrated Program Management: The Impact of Tools and Technology,” go here.

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