In this episode, Novak discusses misaligned incentives, misaligned people incentives in software acquisition programs, and how the wrong incentives can undermine acquisition programs and produce poor outcomes.
Categories: Acquisition Support
As a senior researcher in the SEI Acquisition Support Program, Bill Novak works to support and improve the acquisition, engineering, and sustainment of software-reliant systems by working with acquisition program offices to assist and advise on software acquisition issues. He also conducts research into current software acquisition issues, with a focus on the governance, incentives, and dynamic organizational behaviors of software-reliant acquisition programs. He also provides education to the broader software acquisition community on both the technical and organizational aspects of conducting software-reliant acquisition programs.