Acquisition process - Online Essentials

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This training is a prerequisite to following the full master course on defense acquisition delivered by the DCI Defense Acquisition Management Institute (DAMI). It has been developed by DCI experts based on the most demanding standards of the French Defense Acquisition Agency (DGA).

The training course covers all essentials of the defense acquisition process including the identification of the main milestones, the role of the integrated project team and the interactions between the end-users, the acquisition agency and industry.

Upon completion of this training course, the trainees will have a better understanding of what is at stake and will improve their abilities in project management and produce better quality work and deliverables. This course is a fast track to improve the capacity of a team to work together, sharing the same best practices.

This course is 100% online and benefits from the best advantages of this modern teaching approach. It includes tests and exercises that provide the trainees with the ability to continuously evaluate their learning progress.

Audience & Prerequisites

This training is specially designed for all category of people involved in a defense acquisition process, staff officers, program directors, project leaders, managers, subject matter experts and assistants. A fair knowledge of the English language is a prerequisite.

Course content

Overview of the whole defense acquisition process from program initiation to equipment disposal

Description of three essential phases of the process:

1. Collection of the need: capture of the operational needs through the development of concept of operations (CONOPS).

2. Definition of technical requirements: translation of the operational needs into technical specifications in preparation for procurement.

3. Equipment acceptance: implementation of the acceptance process of the equipment prior to their transfer to the armed forces.