Course Summary
Credit Type:
Organization's ID:
SAM 101
8 weeks
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 2 Software Systems Procurement Management

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify relevant laws and defense policies that apply to software-intensive systems
  • Choose an appropriate acquisition strategy and software development paradigm for a given software-intensive system
  • Explain how software, quality, and process management are used describe the most common software merits
  • Identify critical requirements (software safety, security, and privacy) that are related to the acquisition and development of a software-intensive system
  • Identify the best practices that should be used in software acquisition management
  • Describe DoD major software-intensive systems and the role that software plays in the performance of current defense systems
  • Describe the systems engineering process and software development life cycle

General Topics:

  • Software acquisition policy guidelines
  • Architectural fundamentals for software acquisition management
  • Acquisition strategies and development paradigms
  • Software quality for software acquisition management
  • Software acquisition measurement
  • Risk management for software-intensive systems
  • Critical requirements - safety, security, privacy
  • Software in the systems engineering process
  • Requirements and design
  • Estimation process overview
  • Contracting for software-intensive systems, and best practices
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials