I'm working on a presentation and discussion for the Joint Space Cost Council that is happening in September. Our topic is about the integration of multiple IPT (Integrated Product Teams) and how to coordinate all the work into an Integrated Master Schedule. This type of business structure is typical for large space and defense programs as well as large construction and infrastructure projects.
For the success of an IPT Master Schedule, we have to assume that the individual schedules are credible. So how can we do that? Here's a start