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Title: Factors Limiting the Speed of Software Acquisition
Authors: David Tate
John Bailey
Keywords: Speed
Required Functionality
Technology Maturity
Issue Date: 30-Mar-2020
Publisher: Acquisition Research Program
Citation: Published--Unlimited Distribution
Series/Report no.: Speed of Software Acquisition;SYM-AM-20-032
Abstract: The factors limiting the speed of software acquisition and enhancement fall into these principal categories, in rough order of importance, 1) Required functionality – what you need the software to do (and not do); 2) Architecture – the organizing structure of the software and its operating environment; 3) Technology maturity – to what extent the intended design uses novel solutions; 4) Resources – the people, skills, funds, data, and infrastructure needed to do the work; 5) Testing strategy – acquiring the information to fix defects early in development; 6) Contract structure – the alignment of contractor incentives with DoD satisfaction; 7) Change management – the processes for trading-off performance, schedule, cost, and sustainability This paper considers this taxonomy and examines how each category affects the pace of development.
Description: Acquisition Management / Defense Acquisition Community Contributor
Appears in Collections:Annual Acquisition Research Symposium Proceedings & Presentations

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