Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE Course Number:
DAU-0312
Organization Course Number:
DAU-0312
Location:
Online
Length:
13 hours
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 2 acquisition management
Credit may only be received for this course by additionally completing ACQ 1650 (DAU-0311). The total number of hours recommended for the completion of both courses is 2 semester hours at the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category.
Description

Objective:

The course objective is to provide an awareness of management tools and best practices to plan, develop and execute an acquisition, thus providing our warfighters with the most effective and efficient services they need to accomplish their mission. This course also provides an opportunity for experienced acquisition personnel to improve their understanding of the Service Acquisition process, approval levels and reporting requirements.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Analyze the current services acquisition environment
  • Identify the processes and procedures for establishing an effective services acquisition team
  • Determine the appropriate assigned service portfolio or portfolio group and decision level within an agency, or Military Department, in the Department of Defense (DoD)
  • Determine the appropriate assigned service portfolio or portfolio group and decision level within an agency, or Military Department, in the Department of Defense (DoD)
  • Use market research to discover how government and civilian agencies acquire similar services
  • Describe a Requirements Roadmap
  • Describe specific tools within the Acquisition Requirements Roadmap Tool (ARRT) Suite
  • Construct a Statement of Objectives (SOO) or a Performance Work Statement (PWS), using the Acquisition Requirements Roadmap Tool (ARRT) Suite, after determining which one is appropriate
  • Develop a Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP)
  • Describe the importance of schedules and choose the appropriate scheduling tool for a services acquisition program
  • Describe a program Integrated Master Plan (IMP) and Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) and their relationship to the Acquisition Strategy (AS)
  • Describe the key concepts of a program schedule and interpret the schedule elements correctly
  • Develop solutions to common scheduling problems
  • Describe key elements of risk management (RM)
  • Describe risk management (RM) roles, responsibilities, and methods to control risks
  • Describe the risk management (RM) factors and techniques
  • Identify the benefits associated with risk management (RM) software and identify when and how to use RM software
  • Devise an Acquisition Strategy (AS)
  • Prepare acquisition planning documents
  • Develop a Draft Request for Proposal (RFP)
  • Describe a source selection
  • Choose and use a source selection tool
  • Describe post-award contracting activities
  • Recognize the purpose, roles, and responsibilities of performance management
  • Describe performance management tools and techniques.
  • Analyze the current services acquisition environment
  • Identify the processes and procedures for establishing an effective services acquisition team

General Course Topics:

  • Service acquisition process
  • Management tools
  • Best practices to plan, develop and execute acquisition services
  • Market research
  • Requirements roadmap
  • Program schedule concepts and managing program schedules
  • Risk management
  • Tools and techniques for source selection and performance management
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Computer Based Training

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations

Minimum Passing Score:

80%
Supplemental Materials