Identification of Critical Roles of Program Managers and Contracting Officers - Daniel R Shingledecker - Books - Biblioscholar - 9781288315789 - November 19, 2012
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Identification of Critical Roles of Program Managers and Contracting Officers

Daniel R Shingledecker

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Identification of Critical Roles of Program Managers and Contracting Officers

Publisher Marketing: The purpose of this research was to identify current disagreement among acquisition professionals in regards to their role and authority; and to identify benefits and risks associated with combining program management and contracting officer roles into a single position. The research questions were answered through a literature review and use of the Delphi technique. The literature review indicated that the Department of Defense has been operating with multiple conflicting perceptions of authority among its key acquisition professionals. The literature also identified the need for complex organizations, such as Department of Defense acquisition offices, to pair high levels of responsibility with equally high levels of authority. Ten program manager and contracting experts, representing the Air Force and industry, participated in four cycles of the Delphi technique. The research identified critical overlaps in perceptions of the roles and authority between a program manager and a contracting officer. The program manager was noted as having a lack of sufficient authority to guide the program. The contracting officer's roles were noted as shifting towards that of a business advisor. The culmination of this research effort was a discussion and presentation of recommendations for the future of the relationship.

Media Books     Paperback Book   (Book with soft cover and glued back)
Released November 19, 2012
ISBN13 9781288315789
Publishers Biblioscholar
Pages 94
Dimensions 189 × 246 × 5 mm   ·   181 g