PROGRAM MANAGER PREPARATION AND ACQUISITION OUTCOMES
Updike, Andrew R.
Dunlap, Jeffrey R.
Cisneros, Ruth, Marine Corps Systems Command
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The purpose of this project was to compare the program manager preparation of uniformed officers in United States Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marine Corps, and then analyze acquisition outcomes. Entry-level requirements to become a program manager in the four branches were identified and similarities and differences were established. Cost and schedule performance datasets from 2017-2019 were analyzed using select acquisition reports managed by uniformed personnel. The Air Force ranked best in cost and schedule performance. Reviewing the preparational process of each branch and comparing cost and schedule performance over a three-year period identified a correlation between early exposure to acquisition and better outcomes in cost and schedule.
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