Toward Realistic Acquisition Schedule Estimates

Report Number: SYM-AM-16-029

Series: Acquisition Management

Category: Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAPs)

Report Series: Symposium Proceedings

Authors: Raymond Franck, Gregory Hildebrandt, Bernard Udis

Title: Toward Realistic Acquisition Schedule Estimates

Published: 2016-05-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: Other Research Faculty

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Keywords: Acquisition schedule, schedule estimating


Time needed to develop and field new military capabilities is becoming an increasingly serious problem. Among other things, development times have steadily increased. In this paper, we attempt to structure the schedule estimating problem, present some initial results, and propose a research agenda to improve schedule estimating. Accordingly, we seek preliminary answers to the following questions.