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Drain the Defence Swamp: A Blueprint for Weapons Acquisition Reform - How to FIX Every Product Development to be More Affordable, Producible, and Problem Free
Gary D. Stewart
Gary D. Stewart has decades of experience in transforming complex business systems encountering first hand the unaffordability of incompetent product design and development processes then mastering and teaching reproducible excellence and competency in this area. He worked at the world’s most effective company alongside the leading thinkers in this field. Gary’s style is direct, his honesty compelling. “If your goal is to make the complex simple and the simple compelling, you need to bluntly identify problems, ruthlessly eliminate them and - above all - rigorously implement best practices in a competent manner.”
Drain the Defence Swamp addresses life’s perennial struggle between good and evil in the context of Defence Weapons Acquisition. The competency issues it raises are also directly applicable to many other organisational and bureaucratic dilemmas. The EVIL: As you read you will discover the why and how our Weapons Acquisition programs continue to deliver completely unaffordable cost blowouts and time delays and fail to deliver the promised capability. The GOOD: This book offers a blueprint of reform that will overcome the ineptitude and deliver affordable and easily producible Defence Weapons Systems and drain the swamp. Would you like to discover how the taxpayer and the warfighter can finally overcome the excuses and "this-is-as-good-as-it-gets" mantras from the Defence establishment? If so, read on and prepared to add your voice to the discussion.
This is a technical non-fiction book that is a critique of defense procurement processes and other large investment purchases. CEOs, Operations Managers, and decision makers in government and large corporations who deal with complex, multi-year projects and large budgets and are open to improving on the current process.
Book cover type
Don’t know yet
This is book 1 in a series of 4-7 non-fiction, technical books – all to be released over the next 12 months We’re looking for a cover that is a powerful ‘hook’ to pique interest and has strong design elements that could be carried across the entire series so that viewed from the front or the spine there is a clear connection. The other books cover: Inovation, Bureaucracy, and a Vision for Australia and have a similar focus: a critique of what is wrong now and a blueprint for moving formward. Overall theme: Conflict between good and evil Angle There is a strong preference for covers that convey the opportunity this presents rather than the threat of doom if nothing changes. Design that says: “Pick me up”
What to avoid
Not too fussy, cluttered, gloomy or depressing.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at $299.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their book cover.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
debraAX collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
Recently completed contests:
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Everything you need is in this Google doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bFy8AHmHX7yBu3Q1AIs674kO1eE7eb_igjjsBWk0G
Sales managers, Salesmen, Saleswomen, Entrepreneurs
More like teenagers, young adults and adults who love fiction.
Literary, and speculative fiction readers would find this novel enticing. Some urban fantasy folks will appreciate it.
Women 30 - 60 and those dealing with Borderline Personality Disorder or knows someone who is.