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dc.contributor.advisorRoberts, Nancy C.
dc.contributor.advisorNaegle, Brad
dc.contributor.authorStinson, Benjamin P.
dc.dateMarch 2001
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-22T15:33:45Z
dc.date.available2012-08-22T15:33:45Z
dc.date.issued2001-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/10817
dc.description.abstractSenior DoD leadership, under the banner of acquisition reform, seek change in the acquisition process and within acquisition programs to reduce program cycle-time and total ownership cost. Key to achieving acquisition reform is the program manager (PM). PMs are tasked with the overall responsibility for their program's cost schedule and performance goals. The DoD 5000 Series encourages PMs to, "continually search for innovative practices that reduce cycle-time, reduce cost, and encourage team-work", yet little is contained in the DoD 5000 Series or any other acquisition documents to assist the PM in understanding or achieving innovation. In this exploratory study, the author chose five previous PMs known for successful innovation and interviewed them about their innovations. In an effort to aid future PMs, interview data are compared and analyzed to produce preliminary acquisition innovation "best practices".en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/understandinghow1094510817
dc.format.extentxvi, 95 p. ; 28 cm.en_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleUnderstanding how program managers successfully manage innovation in Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAPs): an exploratory studyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentManagement
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineManagementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)en_US


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