Accession Number : ADA259747


Title :   An Assessment of AFIT SYS200, 'Acquisition Planning and Analysis', as a Broadening Course under APDP


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS


Personal Author(s) : Hauck, Daryl J ; Manship, Charles A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a259747.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 187


Abstract : This study assessed AFIT's SYS200 course, 'Acquisition Planning and Analysis,' to determine whether it serves adequately as a broadening course under the Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP). APDP certification requires persons in eight acquisition functional disciplines (Acquisition Logistics, Systems R and D/ Engineering, Program Management, etc.) to complete SYS200. Three complementary measures (assessing knowledge, self- efficacy, and a supervisor assessment) were used to determine whether SYS200 conveyed its curriculum effectively to members of all functional disciplines. The results showed that SYS200 attendance produced substantial increases in acquisition-related knowledge, self-efficacy, and supervisor assessments for all functional disciplines. In all three measures, no significant differences in increases between functional disciplines were found. These results indicate that SYS200 is functioning well as a broadening course. This study also identified three areas (Risk Management, Personal/Leadership Skills, and Sustainment) which could enhance course performance relative to APDP goals. In addition, years of acquisition experience was found to be a negligible factor in predicting course performance, indicating experience waivers may be inappropriate.


Descriptors :   *ACQUISITION , *PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT , *MANAGEMENT TRAINING , *PLANNING , RISK , LEADERSHIP , LOGISTICS , PERSONNEL , ADDITION , WAIVER , PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT , SUPERVISORS , ENGINEERING , THESES , SKILLS , TRAINING


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE