WSM 025 Defense Business System Workshop
There are two versions of the Defense Business System (DBS) Workshop (DBSW). The first is a one day introduction to the Defense Business System Acquisition Path and intended for those that have Acquisition experience, but are new to the DBS Acquisition Pathway. The second is a DAU-facilitated workshop that builds on foundational material, but tailored to a specific DBS program following the Business Capability Acquisition Cycle (BCAC). The workshop steps team members through the BCAC process, familiarizes team members the handoff of responsibilities between the Functional and Acquisition Communities, with a focus on the responsibilities of the Acquisition community (Program Office staff) and creation of a Capability Implementation Plan (CIP). This generic version of the workshop (still in development) addresses the same content areas and include practical exercises to develop skills relevant to a DBS acquisition, such as tailoring, contracting strategies, and application of Agile methodologies to the DBS pathway.
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Target Attendees
One Day Overview: Acquisition workforce members new to Defense Business Systems and Functional/Domain Leads and Sponsors supporting a DBS program. Tailored: Team members of the Acquisition team should participate, including program manager, contracting officer, chief engineer, test manager, logistics manager, and financial manager. Staff functions and business owner representatives are also encouraged to participate. Workshop should not be scheduled without a commitment to have members attend.
  • ACQ 2030 Intermediate Systems Acquisition
Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable substitutes for meeting current course prerequisite and certification standards)
Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Accepted Until
None None None None
Course Length
1-3 Days (tailored to size and complexity of the program)
Additional Course Information
Delivery Mode  Workshop
Equivalent Courses  None
ACE Recommended Credits  None
PDS Code  None
Walk-ins Authorized  N/A
Pre-work required   No
First Offering  3/14/2022
Continuous Education Units  0
Continuous Learning Points 24 
Reservist Retirement Points 0  
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Fulfillment Eligible   N/A
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  • Workshop may be conducted virtually via MS Teams or in-person
  • CLPs will be adjusted according to the length of the workshop. 7 CLPs for a one-day workshop and 1 CLP for every additional hours.
  • Fee-For-Service arrangement may be required.