BCF 275 Applied Business Analysis Techniques
 Description
The active learning experience designed in this course gives a DoD acquisition professional a better understanding of the federal government marketplace from a defense industry perspective. Through case based scenarios, attendees learn to apply analysis techniques employed by industry to fill the role as a program office’s chief business advisor. Graduates will be prepared to: evaluate the financial responsibility of defense suppliers; assist in managing contractors’ profit expectations by comparing commercial to defense markets; discuss profit/cash-flow tradeoffs in commercial versus government markets; detect potential distortions in a contractor’s cost allocations; determine program risk of a supplier resulting from other defense programs’ budget decisions; evaluate funding requirements considering the government’s rate cycle and the mix of a contractor’s contract types; and evaluate the realism of contractor proposals in a competitive acquisition environment.
Objectives
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Target Attendees
Level II acquisition professionals in the BUS-FM career field. Recommended for those in the CON and PM career fields.
Prerequisite(s)
Required:
  • ACQ 2030, Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part B
  • Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable substitutes for meeting current course prerequisite and certification standards)
    Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Accepted Until
    BCF 205 Contractor Business Strategies Q2A 30-Sep-2020
    N/A INDEF
    Course Length
    4 class days
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode  Resident
    Equivalent Courses  None
    ACE Recommended Credits  YES
    PDS Code  ZB6
    Current CEU, CLP and RRP      Click here for Previous Allocation
    Continuous Education Units  2.7
    Continuous Learning Points 27 
    Reservist Retirement Points 0  
    Notes
  • Participants must provide and be familiar with a basic four function calculator.