||DAU PM Toolkit: DAU Program Manager's Toolkit
The Program Manager's Bill of Rights and Responsibilities
THE PROGRAM MANAGER'S BILL OF
Program Managers have the RIGHT
A single, clear line of authority from the
Defense Acquisition Executive.
Authority commensurate with their
Timely decisions by senior leadership.
Be candid and forthcoming without fear of personal
Speak for their program and have their judgments
The best available training and experience for the
Adequate financial and personnel
Program Managers have the RESPONSIBILITY
Accept program direction from acquisition
executives and implement it expeditiously and
Manage their programs to the best of their
abilities within approved resources.
Be customer-focused and provide the user
with the best, most cost-effective systems or
Innovate, strive for optimal solutions,
seek better ways to manage, and provide
lessons-learned to those who follow.
Be candid about program status, including
risks and problems as well as potential solutions
and likely outcomes.
Prepare thorough estimates of financial and
personnel resources that will be required to manage
Identify weaknesses in the acquisition
process and propose solutions.