Accession Number : ADA604983


Title :   Valuing Flexibility. Phase 2


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : SYSTEMS ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER HOBOKEN NJ


Personal Author(s) : Deshmukh, Abhijit ; Boehm, Barry ; Housel, Tom ; Jacques, David ; Koolmanojwong, Supannika ; Lane, Jo Ann ; Levin, Alan ; Pope, Brandon ; Ryan, Erin ; Wortman, Martin


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a604983.pdf


Report Date : 29 Oct 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 163


Abstract : This report provides findings from research conducted under the RT-18a; Valuing Flexibility project. The primary goal of this research project is to identify, develop, and validate sound quantitative methods, processes, and tools (MPTs) that will enable DoD leadership and program managers to make a convincing case for investments in system flexibility when acquisition decisions are made. The research conducted during the first phase of this project focused on identifying current quantitative MPTs for valuing flexibility in DoD contexts, critically evaluated the theoretical underpinnings of these MPTs, and delivered initial capabilities to value investments in flexibility to handle unforeseen sources of change. The current phase of the project focused in three areas: developing a taxonomy for evaluating MPTs for valuing flexibility in DoD contexts (including an overview of a software implementation), extending existing methods by developing new tools for valuing flexibility through life cycle costs, and using real and illustrative scenarios as examples for applying methods to value flexibility, including a detailed case study of flexibility in Ship Maintenance.


Descriptors :   *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , ACQUISITION , CASE STUDIES , COST ESTIMATES , LIFE CYCLE COSTS , METHODOLOGY , QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE