The Pentagon’s Missing Whiteboards

The Pentagon’s Missing Whiteboards

Disrupting Acquisition Blog The Pentagon’s Missing Whiteboards One day as I sat in a meeting in a Pentagon conference room, it hit me. There are no whiteboards in this room. In fact, most of the conference rooms lack a whiteboard. While individual offices and...
What Have You Delivered?

What Have You Delivered?

Disrupting Acquisition Blog What Have You Delivered? Last year, the Air Force Secretary and Acquisition Executive published a great Air Force Acquisition Annual Report for 2018. It covered a wide range of content, profiling the programs, enterprise level stats, with...
You Should Make A Video

You Should Make A Video

Disrupting Acquisition Blog Innovation By Dan Ward & Deb ZidesHardware assembly instructions are notoriously difficult to follow. Sometimes it’s because the words and pictures on the page were badly written, poorly labeled, or visually ambiguous. Other times the...
Training in Caves, Not Silos

Training in Caves, Not Silos

Disrupting Acquisition Blog Training in Caves, Not Silos As an acquisition professional, I wasn’t trained in a silo: I was trained in a cave. I got all the right certifications and then some, yet only now do I understand how much I missed—and how little I understood...