This workshop introduces key concepts for acquisition in the context of systems of systems. The focus is on how to integrate classical program management activities, system development practices, operational activities, and sustainment into an effective set of practices to attain interoperable capability enabled by systems exchanging information and operating on that information according to specified, agreed-to operational semantics across systems of systems. Through a combination of lecture, group exercises, and class discussions, a set of practices collectively referred to as "interoperable acquisition" is introduced and shown to provide the foundation for effective acquisition in a systems-of-systems environment.
Participants should be familiar with problems related to acquiring and managing systems that are part of a system of systems or multiple systems of systems. In addition, they should have some acquisition experience (e.g., project engineer, program manager, etc.). Membership in the "acquisition professional community" (or equivalent) is not required.
Participants will receive a course notebook with copies of the course slides.
Delivered at the customer's site, Interoperable Acquisition Overview is a 1/2-day workshop, with the option to have an additional 1/2-day consulting session with the instructor. For more information or to arrange delivery of this workshop at your site, please contact Linda Shooer at email@example.com or at 412-268-7622.