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PM Business Management

This page list the PM Career Field Business Management Competencies and related content. Most of the content in the PM CoP is organized into the four major PM competency areas (Acquisition Management, Business Management, Executive Leadership, and Technical Management) as described in detail in the PM Functional Career Field Competencies Memo dated September 6, 2016.

Contract Management
   Market Research
   Pre-Solicitation Planning and Execution
   Source Selection and Negotiations
   Contract Administration
   Contract Closeout
Financial Management
   Financial Planning
   Programming
   Budget Formulation
   Budget Execution
   Cost Estimates 

DoD Communities of Practice
 

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RAND MG296.pdf
  
Contracting; Services AcquisitionArmy; Defense Contract Management Agency; DoDReferenceContract Management
Rand Study for assessing comparative risk in sourcing decisions for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of theAermy for Manpower and Reserve Afairs
5/18/2017 7:45 PM
DCAA Contract Audit Manual.aspx
  
Learning MaterialContract Management
This is a link to the DCAA Contract Audit Manual page on their website.
5/18/2017 7:46 PM
PMA ADDM Template v1.docx
  
Program ManagementAir ForceExampleAir Force Examples; PM Business Management
This Template is courtesy of the Air Force, provided from the Air Force Acquisition Document Development & Management (ADDM) System, which is a restricted DoD site. Please note that this is an Air Force Template provided for your guidance, and that the other services or agencies may have different documentation requirements.
This document is current as of 15 Aug 2012.
ADDM Application link
The Program Management Agreement (PMA) is a jointly developed and formally documented agreement between the PM and the lead command to proactively resolve or de-conflict potential issues to include cost, schedule and performance expectations over the life of the program.
Template
6/27/2017 2:46 PM
Market Research Report ADDM Template v1.1.docx
  
ContractingAir ForceExampleAir Force Examples; PM Business Management; Contract Management
This Template is courtesy of the Air Force, provided from the Air Force Acquisition Document Development & Management (ADDM) System, which is a restricted DoD site. Please note that this is an Air Force Template provided for your guidance, and that the other services or agencies may have different documentation requirements.
This document is current as of 3/9/2016 ADDM template source review.Based on: Defense Acquisition Guidebook15 May 2013
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Guidance:
The Market Research Report is a process for gathering data on product characteristics, suppliers' capabilities, and the business practices that surround them, plus the analysis of that data to make acquisition decisions. Market research has two phases: market surveillance and market investigation.
 
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Template
6/27/2017 2:53 PM
Affordability Assessment ADDM Template DRAFT.docx
  
Program ManagementAir ForceExampleAir Force Examples; PM Business Management; Financial Mgmt
DoD Components (sponsors) of MAIS and MDAP programs are required to submit affordability assessments at Milestones B and C, demonstrating that the program’s projected funding and manpower requirements are realistic and achievable, in the context of the DoD Component’s overall long-range modernization plan. The assessment typically should be conducted by resource analysts in the DoD Component headquarters or supporting organization. All other programs conduct an affordability assessment in the course of an Analysis of Alternatives (AoA).
BofV
6/27/2017 3:09 PM
Cost Analysis Requirements Description CARD ADDM Template v1.3.docx
  
Program Management; Business Financial ManagementAir ForceExampleAir Force Examples; PM Business Management; Financial Mgmt
This Template is courtesy of the Air Force, provided from the Air Force Acquisition Document Development & Management (ADDM) System, which is a restricted DoD site. Please note that this is an Air Force Template provided for your guidance, and that the other services or agencies may have different documentation requirements.
This document is current as of 3/9/2016 ADDM template source review.Based on: Defense Acquisition Guidebook, Section 3.4.4 dated 15 MAY 2013
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Guidance:
The Cost Analysis Requirements Description template is a description of the salient features of the acquisition program and of the system itself. It is the common description of the technical and programmatic features of the program that is used by the teams preparing the Program Office Estimate (POE), Component Cost Analysis (CCA), and independent Life Cycle Cost Estimates (LCCEs).
Template
6/27/2017 3:30 PM
DAG Chp 1 PM Business Mgmt Roles Aug 2016.docx
  
Contracting; Cybersecurity; Earned Value Management; Engineering; Program Management; Purchasing; Services AcquisitionDoDLearning MaterialPM Business Management; PM Career Center; Training Center
PM's Compendium of Business Management Roles, Actions and Activities from Chapter 1 of the Defense Acquisition Guidebook (DAG), August 2016
6/28/2017 9:36 PM
Section-901-FY-2017-NDAA-Report.pdf
  
General Acquisition; Program ManagementDoDReportProgram Management; PM Acquisition Management; PM Business Management; PM Executive Leadership; PM Policies and Guidance; PM Resources and Tools; PM Technical Management
August 2017 - In Response to Section 901 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (Public Law 114 - 328).

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) (Public Law 114-328) contains a provision (Sec. 901) that amends chapter 4 of title 10, United States Code, to establish an Under Secretary of Defense (Research and Engineering) (USD(R&E)), an Under Secretary of
Defense (Acquisition and Sustainment) (USD(A&S)), and a Chief Management Officer (CMO) within the Department of Defense (DoD), effective on February 1, 2018. Section 901 also makes
other modifying and conforming changes, and requires the Secretary of Defense to conduct a review and submit a series of reports to the congressional defense committees on the
organizational and management structure of the Department.
8/2/2017 3:35 PM
No time to lose.aspx
  
Program ManagementArmyCase StudyProgram Execution; Results Driven; Contract Management; PM Business Management
The Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD) has partnered with Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Mission Assistance to sponsor a series of workshops designed specifically to improve acquisition timelines. The curricula are intended for pre-milestone A or B program teams of Acquisition Category (ACAT) III programs but can be tailored to any effort. They focus on understanding contracting and applying that understanding to achieve superior contract vehicles and contractor performance. Other workshops allow credentialed DAU instructors and program teams to immerse themselves in developing exceptional solicitation documentation and finding ways to reduce the administrative burden by eliminating oversight that is appropriate for ACAT I programs but overkill for the ACAT III efforts that make up the bulk of the JPEO-CBD’s portfolio. The JPEO-CBD is in the second year of this program and recently offered the curricula to other PEOs across ASA(ALT).
8/16/2017 8:18 AM
CRS-Multiyear Procurement (MYP) and Block Buy Contracting -8 August 2017.pdf
  
Contracting; Program ManagementDoDLearning MaterialProgram Management; Contract Management; Reports
Congressional Research Service report dated August 8, 2017 by Ronald O'Rourke and Moshe Schwarz.

Multiyear procurement (MYP) and block buy contracting (BBC) are special contracting mechanisms that Congress permits the Department of Defense (DOD) to use for a limited number of defense acquisition programs. Compared to the standard or default approach of annual contracting, MYP and BBC have the potential for reducing weapon procurement costs by several percent.
10/2/2017 4:36 PM
Template Legislative Proposal for DAG 30 Apr 18 - Use This Version.docx
  
Contracting; Program ManagementExamplePM Business Management; Contract Management
Template for Multiyear Procurement Authority for XYZ Program.
6/11/2018 9:59 AM
How Critical is Critical Thinking.pdf
  
General Acquisition; Program ManagementDoDLearning MaterialPM Executive Leadership; PM Business Management
This article by Brian Schultz, Professor of Program Management,  Defense Acquisition University, is from the January-February 2019 edition, of the Defense Acquisition magizine.

CRITICAL THINKING IS ONE OF THE MANY BUZZWORDS WE
hear a lot lately, especially in the context of defense acquisition
reform. Senior leaders suggest the Defense Acquisition Workforce needs to get better at critical thinking in order to develop better strategies and plans and to make better decisions.
1/2/2019 2:49 PM
Rescuing a Failing Program-Can it be Saved or Are we too Late.pdf
  
General Acquisition; Program ManagementDoDLearning MaterialPM Executive Leadership; PM Business Management
This article by Eugene Razzetti, retired Navy Captain, is from the January-February 2019 edition of the Defense Acquisition magazine.

EVERY RELATIONSHIP BEGINS WITH A CONTRACT. Contracts (aka Proposals) can be hundreds of pages long; reflect brilliant ideas and policies; be replete with ambitious goals, objectives and milestones; packed with supercharged people with “walk-on-water” resumés; display nicely designed organizational relationships; deftly cross all t’s and dot all i’s; and (of course) contain a cost proposal dogmatically intent on spending every penny you have—and then some. But what happens when these fanciful literary masterpieces don’t work? Then what do you do, or is it too late to do anything?
1/2/2019 2:49 PM
Program Office Estimate POE ADDM Template v1.2.docx
  
Air ForceExampleAir Force Examples; PM Business Management; Financial Mgmt
This Template is courtesy of the Air Force, provided from the Air Force Acquisition Document Development & Management (ADDM) System, which is a restricted DoD site. Please note that this is an Air Force Template provided for your guidance, and that the other services or agencies may have different documentation requirements.

This document is current as of 3/9/2016 ADDM template source review.Based on: AFI 65-508 dated 6 Jun 2012
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Contractors in the 21st Century Dunn 4 15 05.doc
  
Contracting; Engineering; Information TechnologyAir Force; Army; Defense Contract Management Agency; DoD; NavyLearning MaterialContract Management
Richard L. Dunn
Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise
University of Maryland School of Public Policy
April 2005
 
This study was conducted in collaboration with the Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise and with a grant from The Naval Postgraduate School.  The paper will be presented at the Second Annual Acquisition Research Symposium, Monterey, California, 18-19th May 2005.
 
ABSTRACT
     Victory in the Cold War brought reduced military budgets and lower end-strengths. Contemporaneously, operations' tempo rose dramatically. This, plus government policies favoring outsourcing, led to a growth in importance of contracted support for military operations; and, correspondingly an increasing prevalence of contractor personnel in proximity to combat.
     This paper reviews the legal status of civilian contractors in proximity to combat; control, discipline and force protection of such personnel; and, the impact and cost effectiveness of contract support on combat operations.
 
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