Spiral Development

Report Number: NPS-AM-05-026

Series: Acquisition Management

Category: Spiral Development

Report Series: Proceedings Paper

Authors: Aruna Apte

Title: Spiral Development

Published: 2005-05-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: NPS Faculty

Full Text URL: http://acquisitionresearch.net/files/FY2005/NPS-AM-05-026.pdf

Keywords: Phalanx Weapon System (CIWS)


In the view of many, the Acquisition process for the Department of Defense is ripe for repair. Some of the signs illustrating this can be found in cost overruns, late deliveries, and unfulfilled expectations. These necessary adjustments could be due to reasons such as misunderstanding the ultimate need of warfighters and/or ever-changing budgets. Re-evaluation is especially needed in the acquisition of weapon systems and shipbuilding. A research study conducted by the researcher regarding the Phalanx Weapon System (CIWS) is the origin of this abstract.