MN3331 Principles of Acquisition and Program Management

This course provides the student with an understanding of the underlying concepts, fundamentals and philosophies of the Department of Defense systems acquisition process and the practical application of program management methods within this process. The course examines management characteristics and competencies, control policies and techniques, systems analysis methods and functional area concerns. Techniques for interpersonal relationships will be examined in team exercise settings. Topics, from a program management perspective, include the evolution and current state of systems acquisition management, the system acquisition life cycle, requirements analysis, systems engineering, contract management, resource management, test and evaluation, user-producer acquisition management disciplines and activities; and program planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling. Case studies are used to analyze various acquisition issues. MN3331 is offered both in resident and in a non-resident mode (distance learning), and is equivalent to MN3221/MN3222 and GE3221/GE3222. MN3331 contributes to program management (PM) practitioner level fulfillment for Defense Acquisition University (DAU) training DAWIA requirements. PREREQUISITE: None.

Cross Listed Courses

MN3221/MN3222 and GE3221/GE3222

Lecture Hours

5

Lab Hours

1