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Course Code: DEFM310 Course ID: 3443 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is an introduction to the requirements of successful program management in the DOD. The course will look at the entire systems acquisition cycle from the point of view of government requirements and the efforts of the civilian contractor to bring the system to Full Operational Capacity.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
05/21/2021 - 10/29/2021 11/01/2021 - 12/26/2021 November Fall 2021 Session I 8 Week session
07/27/2021 - 12/31/2021 01/03/2022 - 02/27/2022 January Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
09/28/2021 - 03/04/2022 03/07/2022 - 05/01/2022 March Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives (LO):

LO-1 Describe the roles and responsibilities of the Executive Branch, Congress, and defense industry in Defense Acquisition, and where defense acquisition authority is derived

LO-2 Describe several historical legislative acts that have institutionalized better business practices within the DoD acquisition community.

LO-3 Characterize the roles and responsibilities of the Lead Component, Participating Component, and Joint Program Manager

LO-4 Explain how DoD acquisition takes place, including who is responsible for DoD acquisition.

LO-5 Create a Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) capability scenario.

LO-6 Identify events that trigger/define Initial Operational Capability (IOC), Full Operational Capability (FOC), and Milestone A, B, & C.

LO-7 Describe the four phases of the resource allocation process.

LO-8 Summarize the program and acquisition management process and key concepts.

NameGrade %
Forums 32.00 %
Forum 1 4.00 %
Forum 2 4.00 %
Forum 3 4.00 %
Forum 4 4.00 %
Forum 5 4.00 %
Forum 6 4.00 %
Forum 7 4.00 %
Forum 8 4.00 %
Assignments 1-7 35.00 %
Week 1 Assignment 1 5.00 %
Week 2 Assignment 2 5.00 %
Week 3 Assignment 3 5.00 %
Week 4 Assignment 4 5.00 %
Week 5 Assignment 5 5.00 %
Week 6 Assignment 6 5.00 %
Week 7 Assignment 7 5.00 %
Final Paper 33.00 %
Final Paper 33.00 %

After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives (LO):

LO-1 Describe the roles and responsibilities of the Executive Branch, Congress, and defense industry in Defense Acquisition, and where defense acquisition authority is derived

LO-2 Describe several historical legislative acts that have institutionalized better business practices within the DoD acquisition community.

LO-3 Characterize the roles and responsibilities of the Lead Component, Participating Component, and Joint Program Manager

LO-4 Explain how DoD acquisition takes place, including who is responsible for DoD acquisition.

LO-5 Create a Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) capability scenario.

LO-6 Identify events that trigger/define Initial Operational Capability (IOC), Full Operational Capability (FOC), and Milestone A, B, & C.

LO-7 Describe the four phases of the resource allocation process.

LO-8 Summarize the program and acquisition management process and key concepts.

Book Title:Introduction to Defense Acquisition Management, August 2010 - link provided inside the classroom
ISBN:9780160862885
Publication Info:United States Government Printing Office
Author:Cochrane
Unit Cost:$11.68
 
Book Title:Joint Program Management Handbook, July 2004-Available online-Links provided in classroom
ISBN:DEFM310-NTMO
Publication Info:Defense Acquisition University
Author:DAU
Unit Cost:$7.00
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.