MN3361 Software Acquisition Management

Advanced Acquisition Program. This course concentrates on the management of software products and software intensive systems. It is intended to focus essential program management techniques on the software element to ensure successful and timely system development. The course provides the student with knowledge of software acquisition management control processes and tools. Current software acquisition articles and caselets are analyzed for application of program leadership, software development techniques, and management tools applied. Topic areas include: DoD software environment; software acquisition strategies; impediments to successful software intensive system development; software oriented requirements development; contracting for software, software discriminate proposals; software test and evaluation management; Post Deployment Software Support; risk management; and software costing and budgeting. Integrative exercises involving software managerial problem solving and decision making in the program management environment are used.


MN3331 or consent of instructor

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  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer