You have only one chance for a successful mission. The architecture, the design, the engineering – and only one chance to get it right. That is why serious space companies choose ARES to provide their mission assurance services. We help you get it right the first time.
When NASA chose a contractor to lead program integration and control for the largest most complex space systems development in history, the International Space Station, they chose ARES. ARES brings the knowledge, the processes, and the skilled personnel for world class program planning and control.
ARES provides expert engineering support throughout the project lifecycle. Whether these services are in direct support of a product team, or as oversight and review as a customer representative, ARES engineers will help you in successful system development.
ARES uses tools and methodologies to help manage the aging facilities infrastructure challenges facing many government agencies today. We provide logical and risk based approaches to ensure budget allocation decisions are well informed and targeted for mission needs.
Information Technology is changing the way you think, the way you operate, the way you work; it is changing the world. ARES is on the forefront of cloud based information technology, delivering solutions to your complex needs every day.
Imagine all of your mentors, and even their mentors, all in one virtual room helping you solve your organizations challenges. ARES enables this by capturing and transferring critical knowledge to program teams, thereby, harnessing the power of the organizational culture and experience helping you achieve their toughest goals.
ARES mission assurance engineers are first and foremost systems engineers. We assess the system and the interfaces between the various hardware, software, and human components, and then we apply best practices in mission assurance. We navigate the complex risks and critical systems to ensure your assurance activities are optimized based on your budget. We provide first time quality, because we know you have only one shot to get it right.
Well planned integration of the assurance disciplines across the project lifecycle is fundamental to first time quality and resource optimization. With ARES, you will know where assurance is being applied, where it is not being applied, and the associated rationale and residual risk to your operation.
Program, Planning and Control
Successfully managing the development, integration, and operations of complex programs requires disciplined program planning and control. ARES is on the cutting edge of these methodologies and will provide you with a strong program baseline – a foundation for program success. We will develop your integrated master schedule, identify associated risks and mitigations, and establish a strong Performance Measurement Baseline. For projects that require it we develop the Earned Value Management requirements and analyses to provide the Program Management Team integrated cost and schedule performance insight. We also develop the Joint Confidence Level analysis which is an integrated look at cost and schedule risk and identifies the associated risk drivers. These products when coupled with strong operating processes form the basis of strong program planning and control. Round this out with a skilled team and you have a strong probability of executing a successful program.
ARES, with our trained facilitators, will ensure your processes are tightly integrated with these products such that your program management office has the information they need, when they need it, to support timely program decisions. We provide these services for NASA’s largest missions and can also provide these for your projects, keeping you on the road to programmatic success!
Integrated Master Scheduling
Earned Value Management
Joint Confidence Level Analysis
Engineering, Integration, & Operations
ARES has skilled engineers that can support you at many different stages of your projects life cycle. From requirements development through launch, we bring an assortment of skills to ensure strong systems design, well thought out integration and test, fabrication support, and launch support.
System Design and Development
Flight Hardware Fabrication, Integration and Tes
Your facilities are one of your biggest assets. They help define you as an organization and are fundamental to your successful operations. Over the years, they evolve to meet your mission needs and sometimes are even completely repurposed to support very different emerging needs. Over the years, they also become more expensive to maintain. This is where ARES comes in and can help you manage the allocation of your Operations, Maintenance, and Construction of Facilities budgets to ensure they are focused on optimizing facility availability to support your mission needs.
Supply and Demand Forecasting
Think about all of the data repositories in your organization. Now think data integration. You have a powerful resource waiting to be tapped, and ARES can help you do that. Instead of just creating new databases, we are using commercial and cloud based approaches to integrate data to provide you with unprecedented information, tailored to your mission needs. The examples of this are many and include; integrating risks across multiple projects to provide common cause insight into your organizations largest or most prominent risks; Portfolio Management, and integration of development and supply chain insights with operational problems.
ARES is also on the cutting edge of website development, server administration, and IT security. We are expert at applying our skills in these areas to meet an organizations mission needs. Having run IT for many of NASA most interesting and complex programs and organizations, we are confident that we can bring technology solutions to meet your emerging needs.
Good knowledge management practices are an important element of Learning Organizations. They enable individuals to grow in their capabilities and to work more effectively in teams focused on meeting your mission needs. ARES is expert at capturing an organizations critical knowledge and transferring it into your work processes such that your team shares these experiences and knowledge, and makes better decisions because of it. We employ various techniques tailored to your needs to ensure you have the data you want, when you want it, and how you want it.
Knowledge Based Risks
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