Accession Number : ADA589798

Title :   Systems Engineering Technical Leadership Development Program

Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Personal Author(s) : Gavito, Valentin ; Dominick, Peter ; Pennotti, Michael ; Robinson, William ; Giffin, Ralph ; Guth, William ; Hutchison, Nicole

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Report Date : 01 Feb 2012

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : In 2009, the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) contracted with the Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC) for Research Task (RT 4) to develop an extension of the DAU Systems, Programming, Research, Development, and Engineering (SPRDE) program that specifically focuses on Systems Engineering (SE) technical leadership. This Systems Engineering Technical Leadership Program (TLP) specifically will provide leadership insights into SE activities and issues at the system, business, and enterprise levels. In the first year of the project (the Base Year), the team developed a competency model for systems engineering technical leadership, a high-level architecture for approaching technical leadership in the classroom, and an allocation of competencies within this architecture. In Year 2 (Y2) of RT-4, the team developed the SE TLP curriculum architecture which serves as the proposed architecture for a future DAU SYS 350 SE Technical Leadership course. The SYS 350 architecture is comprised of three loosely coupled lenses the systems (SYS 350A), business (SYS 350B), and enterprise (SYS 350C) lenses. Each of these lenses contains technical leadership focus areas, which reflect the key leadership learning areas believed critical in the context of defense systems acquisition. Additional Systems lens architectural detail was developed which included SYS 350A Syllabus storyboards, specific learning modules for each focus area, lecture topics, case studies leadership threads focusing on personal and group effectiveness , and group-based in-class project work. Full summaries of each of these elements and a mapping between the storyboards and the systems engineering technical leadership competency model were developed. The preceding artifacts were used to support the development of a baseline SYS 350A Instructor Pilot course which was conducted with OSD and DAU professionals from 26-30 September 2011 at DAU Ft Belvoir, VA.


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