WSM 027 Multi-Functional Acquisition Challenge
The Multi-Functional Acquisition Challenge is a DAU-facilitated workshop built around a challenging and realistic acquisition scenario. This workshop involves a multi-day acquisition scenario that enables multi-functional members to address difficult acquisition situations (a dirty acquisition battlefield) that will further develop their critical thinking and cross-discipline team skills, while obtaining valuable feedback. The scenario involves a MFT detailed to Special Operations Command to acquire a multi-mission combatant craft for platoon-size maritime mobility in maritime denied environments. The workshop is available to both intact teams and individual workforce members.
  • Exercises critical thinking skills in a multi-functional environment with challenging scenarios
  • Participants are able to experiment in a safe environment and provide/receive feedback on individual and team behaviors
  • Exercise out brief to DOD Senior leader provides experiential learning and feedback
  • Training emphasizes key acquisition tools and topics and relevant topics
  • Scenario provides an opportunity to see the results of early decisions over the life cycle of the system
  • Objectives
    The objectives of this workshop include:
  • Interpret and apply program acquisition critical thinking expertise in a multi-functional team environment.
  • Assess the suitability and comprehensiveness of r acquisition program information and the assumptions used to make informed decisions.
  • Utilize team effectiveness abilities based on the situation and multi-functional team behaviors to achieve the desired outcomes.
  • Apply acquisition acumen skills to prepare a program strategy to develop, produce, field, and support a weapon system by tailoring applicable statutory and regulatory requirements to meet a vital short-term warfighter need.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills to modify an acquisition strategy due to changing circumstances while still continuing to meet user affordability, performance, and schedule requirements.
  • Target Attendees
    Target audience includes all of the six functional areas: Program Management, Contracting, Business Financial Management and Cost Estimating, Engineering and Technical Management, Life Cycle Logistics, and Test and Evaluation
    • Level II certification in the legacy career fields or Practitioner/Advanced or Professional Tier in the current Back to Basics functional areas
    • Minimum of four years of acquisition experience desired in current functional area
    Predecessor Course(s)
    Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Expires On
    None None None None
    Course Length
    2 days / can be conducted in-person or virtual
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode Workshop
    Equivalent Courses  None
    Availability All
    PDS Code  None
    Walk-ins Authorized  N/A
    Pre-work required   No
    First Offering  
    ACE Recommended Credits  None
    Continuous Education Units  0
    Continuous Learning Points 16 
    Reservist Retirement Points 0  
    Historical Allocations Mouse Over for Past CEU/CLPs
    Fulfillment Eligible   N/A
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    • Fee-For-Service arrangements may be required.