Date of Original Version



Technical Report

Abstract or Description

This report analyzes a survey that the Software Engineering Institute conducted on behalf of the Army Strategic Software Improvement Program (ASSIP). The survey was directed to Army program managers (PMs) and covered four areas of the acquisition system: the acquirer's environment, the developer's environment, communication between the acquirer and developer, and external factors that could affect the acquisition system. The study aimed to discover how PMs perceived major acquisition-related problem areas and to provide preliminary data upon which to base future data-gathering activities. Although the survey results were not conclusive, they indicated that requirements management was a primary area of concern among those who responded to the survey.