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iCatalog Home WSM 014 Acquisition Strategy Development Workshop (ASDW)
(Last Modified:03-Apr-2017)


The Acquisition Strategy Development Workshop (ASDW) is a DAU-facilitated workshop built around a specific acquisition* and its multi-functional integrated product team (MFIPT). The workshop walks the team through the key content areas of the acquisition strategy. For more complex, large dollar value, or high interest acquisitions, the ASDW could also be conducted as a multi-phase consulting engagement over the course of the initial strategy and updates preceding major milestones and contracting actions. The duration of less complex ASDWs will generally take between 2-4 days to complete. The DAU facilitation team mentors and guides the MFIPT in developing initial acquisition strategy content. *Note: The ASDW can also be delivered to support staff or organizations that include multiple teams working on different programs. This generic version of the workshop will address the same content areas and include practical exercises to develop critical thinking skills relevant for acquisition strategy development.
  • - Understand key elements, inter-relationships and decision tools appropriate for developing an acquisition strategy
  • - Apply program management methods and critical thinking skills to develop an initial top-line strategy or approach
  • Target Attendees
    The key members of the acquisition team should participate, including program manager, contracting officer, chief engineer, test manager, logistics manager, and financial manager. Staff functions, user representatives, operational test managers, and PEO staff are also encouraged to participate. Workshop should not be scheduled without a commitment to have members attend.
    Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable as a substitute for this course until the acceptance date specified below.)
    Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Accepted Until
    None None None None
    Course Length
    3-4.5 days
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode Workshop
    Equivalent Courses N/A
    ACE Recommended Credits N/A
    PDS Code N/A
    DAU Public (material/prework) N/A
    Continuing Education Units  
    Continuous Learning Points  
    Reservist Retirement Points  
    Historical Allocations Mouse Over for Past CEU/CLPs
  • Fee-For-Service arrangements may be required.