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Programmatic and Constructive Interdependence: Emerging Insights and Predictive Indicators of Development Resource Demand

Technical Report
This 2010 report describes a series of ongoing research efforts that investigate the role of interdependence in the acquisition of major defense acquisition programs.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-2010-TR-024
DOI (Digital Object Identifier)
10.1184/R1/6582572.v1

Abstract

The challenges program managers encounter in attempting to deliver programs on time and on budget are well substantiated. A significant driver of the turbulence experienced by acquisition programs today is the transformation to joint capabilities. This report describes a series of ongoing research efforts, sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), that investigated the role of interdependence in the acquisition of major defense acquisition programs. 

The overall goal of the research was to identify, quantify, and assess the degree of programmatic and constructive interdependence and to assess the effects of interdependence on program risk. A number of important findings and noteworthy insights were discovered as programs were examined in light of their interdependencies with other programs. The results indicate that an expanded definition of interdependencies along with the incorporation of network analysis tools may provide important insights into program performance in a joint capability arena.

Cite This Technical Report

Flowe, R., Kasunic, M., Brown, M., Hardin, III, P., McCurley, J., Zubrow, D., & Anderson, W. (2010, July 1). Programmatic and Constructive Interdependence: Emerging Insights and Predictive Indicators of Development Resource Demand. (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2010-TR-024). Retrieved February 26, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6582572.v1.

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title={Programmatic and Constructive Interdependence: Emerging Insights and Predictive Indicators of Development Resource Demand},
month={Jul},
year={2010},
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howpublished={Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library},
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Flowe, Robert, Mark Kasunic, Mary Brown, Paul Hardin, III, Jim McCurley, David Zubrow, and William Anderson. "Programmatic and Constructive Interdependence: Emerging Insights and Predictive Indicators of Development Resource Demand." (CMU/SEI-2010-TR-024). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, July 1, 2010. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6582572.v1.

R. Flowe, M. Kasunic, M. Brown, P. Hardin, III, J. McCurley, D. Zubrow, and W. Anderson, "Programmatic and Constructive Interdependence: Emerging Insights and Predictive Indicators of Development Resource Demand," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Report CMU/SEI-2010-TR-024, 1-Jul-2010 [Online]. Available: https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6582572.v1. [Accessed: 26-Feb-2024].

Flowe, Robert, Mark Kasunic, Mary Brown, Paul Hardin, III, Jim McCurley, David Zubrow, and William Anderson. "Programmatic and Constructive Interdependence: Emerging Insights and Predictive Indicators of Development Resource Demand." (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2010-TR-024). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 Jul. 2010. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6582572.v1. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Flowe, Robert; Kasunic, Mark; Brown, Mary; Hardin, III, Paul; McCurley, Jim; Zubrow, David; & Anderson, William. Programmatic and Constructive Interdependence: Emerging Insights and Predictive Indicators of Development Resource Demand. CMU/SEI-2010-TR-024. Software Engineering Institute. 2010. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6582572.v1