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dc.contributor.authorDukes, Alexandra
dc.contributor.authorParrigon, Scott
dc.contributor.authorDavendralingam, Navindran
dc.contributor.authorWoo, Sang Eun
dc.contributor.authorDeLaurentis, Daniel
dc.date2017-03
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-13T17:11:02Z
dc.date.available2018-06-13T17:11:02Z
dc.date.issued2017-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/58942
dc.description.abstractResearch suggests that product designs tend to reflect the structure of the organization in which they are conceived (i.e., Conway's Law). Prior works on this topic, especially in the context of acquisitions, have been largely descriptive without prescribing tangible ways to reduce the inefficiencies resulting from possible misalignments between a productメs structure and the structure of the organization that builds the product. We present a mathematical modeling framework that enables the optimal selection of an organizationメs structure (here, the different ways that various types of program managers are allocated) and its product structure (here, a modular, complex system structure). We leverage quantitative and qualitative methods from areas of organizational sciences, systems engineering, and operations research in a unified manner. We demonstrate application to a defense acquisition concept problem that seeks to maximize overall performance of a complex system (the モproductヤ) being developed, while minimizing risks associated with mismatches between program manager competencies and system development ("the organizational structure").en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNaval Postgraduate School Acquisition Research Programen_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. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleOptimal Selection of Organizational Structuring for Complex Systems Development and Acquisitionsen_US
dc.typeReporten_US
dc.identifier.npsreportSYM-AM-17-066


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