Chief executives of 141 companies polled … say they want to spend more time on planning and development but less on administrative duties.

Joann S. Lublin, The Wall Street Journal, 12 July, 1983.

From the earliest days we saw that our assignment [The USAF Ballistic Missile Program] would demand a new kind of specialized planning to coordinate the myriad elements involved in our program. This specialized planning provided us with the foundation of our newer management concept, the concept of concurrency … moving ahead with everything and everybody, all together and all at once, toward a specific goal.

Major General Bernard A. Schriever, USAF, The United States Air Force Report on the Ballistic Missile, 1958.