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Accession Number ADA562705
Title Principles of Rapid Acquisition and Systems Engineering.
Publication Date Jun 2012
Media Count 48p
Personal Author J. S. Ford R. M. Colburn Y. A. Morris
Abstract The purpose of the research was to explore and develop a set of principles common to rapid acquisition and expedited engineering programs utilizing grounded theory and qualitative research methodologies. To accomplish this goal, the research team interviewed over 30 organizations from across the DoD which focus on less traditional acquisition approaches such as rapid prototyping, mature technology integration, or extensive platform engineering. A set of standardized questions grouped by taxonomy of people, product, and process was used to guide open discussions. The responses from the interview notes were analyzed for trends. A set of 12 principles were identified from repeatedly emerging concepts in the systems engineering or acquisition processes of these organizations. While rapid acquisition offices often have unique attributes and permissions, these principles may be applicable to traditional acquisition programs.
Keywords Acquisition processes
Expedited systems engineering
Grounded theory
Mature technology integration
Military procurement
Planning programming budgeting
Principles of rapid acquisition
Project management
Rapid prototyping
Systems engineering

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 70B - Management Practice
74E - Logistics, Military Facilities, & Supplies
Corporate Author Air Force Inst. of Tech., Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. School of Engineering and Management.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Research paper Oct 2011-Jun 2012.
NTIS Issue Number 1225
Contract Number N/A

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