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dc.contributor.advisorMcCaffrey, Martin J.
dc.contributor.advisorWoods, W. Max
dc.contributor.authorDolloff, Scott C.
dc.dateDecember 1995
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-29T22:49:25Z
dc.date.available2013-04-29T22:49:25Z
dc.date.issued1995-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/31302
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the issues faced by the Program Manager in providing for Post Deployment Software Support (PDSS) of the U.S. Army's Special Operations Aircraft, MH-60K and MH-47E. PDSS of Department of Defense weapon systems is becoming increasingly important for several reasons. First, weapon systems functions are migrating from hardware to software. Second, these functions are migrating to software because it is flexible. Third, because software is flexible, it continues to evolve throughout its lifecycle. Finally, this evolution accounts for approximately 70 percent of the lifecycle cost of software. This thesis presents a case study of PDSS of the U.S. Army's Special Operations Aircraft. The case analysis identifies significant management issues in the following areas: acquisition management, project management, and software engineering. Conclusions drawn from the analysis reveal that the success of PDSS is dependent on effective program management. Effective management of a software acquisition involving PDSS requires the following: planning; a cooperative buyer-seller relationship; selection of the proper contract type; technical support resources; and the use of proven software management techniques such as metrics and process maturity assessments. Implementing the recommendations included in this thesis should improve the future management of PDSSen_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/postdeploymentso1094531302
dc.format.extent136 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_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.titlePost deployment software support of the U.S. Army's Special Operations Aircraft: a software acquisition management case studyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentManagement
dc.description.funderNAen_US
dc.description.recognitionNAen_US
dc.description.serviceU.S. Army (USA) authoren_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineManagementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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