DOD Rapid Fielding Projects: A Project Manager’s Perspective

DOD Rapid Fielding Projects: A Project Manager’s Perspective


Phil Stockdale, PMP

Senior Research Fellow
National Defense University

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Location

McCormick and Schmick’s
11920 Democracy Drive
Reston, VA, 20190

Agenda and Cost:

11:30 am: Networking
12:00 pm: Program

PMIWDC Members $30
Non-Members: $30
*Lunch will be served 

Over the past ten years Mr Phil Stockdale has managed a series of rapid fielding projects for the Department of Defense. His presentation will address the process that distinguishes these projects from non-government projects, and the compressed timeline that distinguishes rapid fielding projects from the normal acquisition process in Defense. Mr Stockdale will focus on the challenges and rewards of managing these projects. The views expressed will be his own; they are not intended to represent the Department of Defense.
PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Speaker

Phil Stockdale, PMP

National Defense University
Senior Research Fellow

Phil Stockdale is a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Technology and National Security Policy (CTNSP) at the National Defense University (NDU).  Prior to joining NDU he worked as a Defense consultant specializing in Technology Demonstration projects for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD).

Phil is a native of Perth, Western Australia.  He joined the Royal Australian Air Force in 1975 and served as an Intelligence specialist until his retirement in 1996.  His Air Force career included service with strike and reconnaissance units, service as a UN weapons inspector in Iraq, and service as a strategic intelligence analyst at the Defense Intelligence Organization.  He also served as the senior Air Force instructor at the School of Military Intelligence.

After retiring from the Air Force he worked as a strategic policy analyst in the Australian Defense Force Headquarters.  His roles included two years as the coordinator of Defense input to the National Security Committee, and three years as a senior manager in the Defense Imagery and Geospatial Organization.

Phil has two teenage children and he is a keen sailor in his leisure time.  He has a BA (Politics), MA (Strategic Studies), MA (Defense Studies) and Graduate Diploma in Defense Management.  He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a member of the Project Management Institute.

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