Accession Number : ADA483481
Title : Correct Requirements, A Factor for Success in Major Acquisition Programs
Descriptive Note : MBA professional rept.
Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
Personal Author(s) : Reich, Holger
Report Date : Jun 2008
Pagination or Media Count : 75
Abstract : This MBA project investigates the importance of correctly deriving requirements from the capability gap and operational environment, and translating them into the processes of contracting, software and hardware design, system engineering, the acquisition cycle, and program management. The research also examines inefficiencies in hardware and software development, acquisition management, and problems caused by organizational, systemic and stakeholder interferences. The primary goal is achieving the acquisition process to deliver the best quality system that is prompt, technically available, affordable, and meets the user's requirements. The work addresses commonalities and differences of software and hardware development, inefficiencies, and a variety of influential factors for a new program from a more general perspective. The conclusions and recommendations illustrate the present difficulties of implementing constructive change. These recommendations are provide the reader with alternative approaches to consider. Suggestions for further research are included at the end of this research.
Descriptors : *ACQUISITION , *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , MILITARY BUDGETS , THESES , USER NEEDS , ARCHITECTURE , REQUIREMENTS , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , VERIFICATION
Subject Categories : Administration and Management
Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE