Accession Number : ADA624052


Title :   Reducing Work Content in Early Stage Naval Ship Designs (Briefing Charts)


Descriptive Note : Briefing charts


Corporate Author : SHIP DESIGN USA INC KEEDYSVILLE MD


Personal Author(s) : Keane, Jr, Robert G ; Deschamps, Laury ; Maguire, Steve


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a624052.pdf


Report Date : 14 May 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 32


Abstract : The Problem: AT&L (2013) analyses of cost and schedule growth on Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAPs) over last 20 years: Premature contracting without understanding design issues greatly affects contract work content and cost growth. Early work content stability predicts lower total cost, work content, and schedule growths. Contract work content growth dominates total cost growth. Cost over target reflects poor performance, poor estimation, or faulty framing assumptions.


Descriptors :   *ACQUISITION , *NAVAL VESSELS , COSTS , DEFENSE SYSTEMS , DESIGN CRITERIA , LIFE CYCLES , PRODUCTIVITY , SCHEDULING , SHIPBUILDING , STABILITY


Subject Categories : Marine Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE