Accession Number:

ADA317765

Title:

Acquisition Review Quarterly. Vol. 3, No. 2, Fall 1996

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT COLL FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-11-02

Pagination or Media Count:

112.0

Abstract:

Contents --- CYCLE TIME - A MILITARY IMPERATIVE Emphasis on minimum cycle time and Integrated Product Teams can produce striking improvements for DoD in product quality, significant reduction in product cost, and more rapid new product introduction THE SYSTEM ARCHITECT ROLE IN ACQUISITION PROGRAM INTEGRATED PRODUCT TEAMS Appointing overall system architects as leaders to IPTs in DoD acquisition programs would ensure design flexibility, use of advanced technology, enhanced system functionality, and improved tradeoffs between cost and performance. DAWIA AND THE PRICE OF PROFESSIONALISM Professionalism, created by DAWIA, has built an acquisition workforce that is expert and specialized, yet insular and careerist. Since professionalism comes at a price, how can we keep this price as low as possible DODS 5000 DOCUMENTS EVOLUTION AND CHANGE IN DEFENSE ACQUISITION POLICY an historical review of the 5000 documents and likely changes in the near future due to recent reform efforts TRANSATLANTIC COOPERATIVE WEAPONS DEVELOPMENT HOW CAN WE BETTER ENSURE SUCCESS evaluates and compares two multinational weapons development efforts-the MLRS Terminal Guidance Warhead and the Medium Extended-Range Air Defense System especially their varied political and management issues SPECIFICATION, HARMONIZATION AND LINKAGE OF TEST PARAMETERS describes how to best specify what to test parameters, and maintain linkage and harmonization among key acquisition documents. IMPLEMENTING INTEGRATED PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT A PROJECT MANAGERS PERSPECTIVE A first-hand account of an IPT experience from the Program Managers experience, how the PM Office implemented an Integrated Product Development approach, and some concerns about establishing a new organizational culture that will use IPD in the future and BLINDING SPEED EQUALS COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Information Science
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE