Accession Number : ADA562705

Title :   Principles of Rapid Acquisition and Systems Engineering

Descriptive Note : Research paper Oct 2011-Jun 2012

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s) : Ford, Jennifer S ; Colburn, Ryan M ; Morris, Yosef A

PDF Url : ADA562705

Report Date : 14 Jun 2012

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : The purpose of the research was to explore and develop a set of principles common to rapid acquisition and expedited engineering programs utilizing grounded theory and qualitative research methodologies. To accomplish this goal, the research team interviewed over 30 organizations from across the DoD which focus on less traditional acquisition approaches such as rapid prototyping, mature technology integration, or extensive platform engineering. A set of standardized questions grouped by taxonomy of people, product, and process was used to guide open discussions. The responses from the interview notes were analyzed for trends. A set of 12 principles were identified from repeatedly emerging concepts in the systems engineering or acquisition processes of these organizations. While rapid acquisition offices often have unique attributes and permissions, these principles may be applicable to traditional acquisition programs.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE