Acquisition Investment & Program Management

Our researchers combine their knowledge of technology, business and program management practices/systems, government contracts, and sponsor domains to develop better processes and tools that will, for example, help sponsors manage costs, schedules, and requirements. For each problem, we apply new technologies and best practices—such as agile acquisition and challenge-based engineering. We look for patterns of success and better ways to measure success.

We also develop new tools and methodologies to address specific sponsor concerns. For example, our Enhanced Scenario-Based Method software tool generates measures of budget risk in a government acquisition program.

Our research topics include:

  • Acquisition strategy, planning, and management
  • Investment management
  • Financial and cost analysis
  • Program management, strategy, planning, and governance