Vipul Dave wrote:Krishnakg wrote:Delay in LCA FOC, is due to time taken for Cobham, in developing both IFR probe and the Quartz nose Radome, low rate of production & delivery and subsequent test flights to be done.
Interesting reads below.
Development of Tejas is an example of poor project management. All in charge need to ask whether they knew the Nose cone issue just before they ordered it or a long time ago? If they knew that a long time ago than why did they not ordered it in time. An ordering of Nose come and air furling probe just 6 months ago would have pushed FOC 6 months ahead since the both activity lies on critical path. (For those who have studied Project management). These all are simply eye wash. It is very much understandable that do develop some thing may take some time since it involves R & D challenges. However in-spite of knowing the problem, if you can not act in time and do a simple thing like identifying and ordering a party, yo are not a good project manager though you may be a very good technologist, engineer or designer. What we need is some good project managers to head the project.
They gave the FOC date(Dec. 2014) based on delivery date promised by the vendor, if vendor couldn't deliver on time, how can we blame project management?