The Acquisition Strategy: A Roadmap to Program Management Success
Defense Acquisition University Fort Belvoir United States
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Obtaining major milestone approval challenges DoD program managers PMs to create programs that satisfy numerous stakeholders and address requests from multiple constituencies. Another feature of the DoD acquisition system is the requirement to create a mountain of documentation to assist the review process current regulations require up to 60 documents 32 regulatory and 28 statutory to pass a single milestone review Each of these documentsconstituencies seeks clarity on specific aspects of the program and zealously works to obtain the satisfaction of its unique concerns. Along the milestone pathway, its easy for the PM to get overwhelmed by this blizzard of paperworkrequests and adopt a mindset of Ill do whatever it takes to obtain your concurrence to complete the milestone review checklist.