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An employee development tool used to identify job specific gaps in experience, allow for identification of on-the-job developmental opportunities and capture demonstrated acquisition experience.
How often have you used brainstorming to solve a problem? Chances are, you've used it at least once, even if you didn't realize it. For decades, people have used brainstorming to generate ideas, and to come up with creative solutions to problems. However, you need to use brainstorming correctly for it to be fully effective. In this article, we'll look at brainstorming: what it is, why it's useful, and how to get the best from it.
If you're not getting enough good quality ideas, try using the approaches below to increase the number of ideas that you generate:
These techniques help you in specific brainstorming situations:
Editor’s Note: There are many resources for the tools and techniques presented in this series of articles. A few examples follow:
Mind Tools: http://www.mindtools.com
Learn Out Loud: http://www.learnoutloud.com/Free-Audio-Video/Self-Development
Business Balls: http://www.businessballs.com/
Project Management Guru: http://www.projectmanagementguru.com/index.html
Defense Acquisition Management Information Retrieval (DAMIR) has replaced legacy systems to include CARS. DAMIRS reports all the DAES, SARs and APB's for the MDAP and MAIS programs.
What is DAMIR?
DAMIR is a web-based tool that:
Provides enterprise visibility to Acquisition Program Information to include cost, schedule, performance and contract information. Includes all MDAP and MAIS programs. Allows OSD to perform its oversight role and respond to OMB and Congressional needs. Improves data consistency and timeliness of information. Enables two-way information flow. Promotes net-centric information principles. "Retires the family of legacy acquisition reporting systems (i.e. Consolidated Acquisition Reporting System (CARS))."
DAMIR has been replaced by Enterprise Information (EI), a division of Acquisition Data and Analytics (ADA) within the Acquisition Enablers organization, serves as the Department of Defense (DoD) focal point for policy, guidance, and competency relating to acquisition data management and access.
These Facilitative Questions have been designed by Sharon Drew Morgen specifically to help you begin the process of change and innovation decision-making.
This modern Facilitative approach is central to Sharon Drew Morgen's concepts, which can be applied to all sorts of personal and organizational innovation and change situations.
Specifically, this process sits within the Morgen Buying Facilitation Method® whose method employs Facilitative Questions that can be used to support decision-making for change and innovation.
Ask yourself and answer these questions to determine if you are ready to make a change, or ready to become an innovator. Often as innovators we are not always aware of when it's time to change, what to change, if to change, or how to change. Here are some Facilitative Questions that will help you determine how to make sense of any issues around change that you have been pondering.
Survey Tool from MITRE
NAWCTSD is the Navy’s principal source of a wide spectrum of training solutions for the Warfighter. We have an exceptionally skilled military and civilian acquisition, research and development workforce, which along with our advanced laboratories comprise a center of excellence that produces leading-edge advances in training systems and human performance. Our site in Central Florida gives us the advantage of co-location with other military acquisition, research and development organizations, the University of Central Florida, and close proximity to the center of the simulation-based entertainment industry.
Nudge theory is a flexible and modern concept for:
Nudge theory was named and popularized by the 2008 book, 'Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness', written by American academics Richard H Thaler and Cass R Sunstein. The book is based strongly on the Nobel prize-winning work of the Israeli-American psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky.
Nudge theory can help leaders and managers with:
DAU Program Managers Toolkit. This toolkit for program managers (PMs) contains a graphic summary of acquisition policies and managerial skills frequently required by DoD program managers.
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