Obsolescence Project Manager
Lockheed Martin Space
San Jose State University
B.S. Computer Engineering2013
Santa Clara University
M.S. Engineering Management2019
790: What an Obsolescence Project Manager Does at Lockheed Martin With Stephen Lu, Lockheed Martin Space [Main T4C Episode]
Stephen Lu is a project manager and systems engineer at Lockheed Martin Space. He started out at Lockheed in 2014 right out of college as a systems engineer associate. Now, as the Obsolescence Project Manager, Stephen focuses on managing multi-million dollar supply chain projects -- in the US military’s Missile..
“I started as a, as a shy introvert from that engineering background where you’re sort of awkward and in conversations, awkward and public, what you’re using, you’re a smart person and you just don’t like, and also coming from a background where you’re taught to be respectful, be quiet, don’t speak up. So that’s a tight altogether being a shy, introverted, and in 2020. And actually it started in 2017. I started developing as a growth mindset and I wanted to share my goals to that as many people as possible to hold myself accountable to them. So I started writing monthly articles on LinkedIn.”
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“Join a club or organization and go through a lot of those leadership skills.”
One time Stephen was rejected from an engineering leadership program that he really wanted. He knew many of the people who were selected and felt as though he should have been selected too. He went back to ask the interviewers what he did wrong and used that feedback to apply again for a second time and was accepted into the program.
Project Management, Public Speaking, Technical Leadership, Agile Project Management, Systems Engineering, Integration, Aerospace, Team Leadership, Communication, Coaching & Mentoring
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