Read: Contract Management Body of Knowledge, 5th or 6th Edition, Chapter 9 plus read/watch the documents/videos below.
Discussion Topic: How do people and organizations learn from a difficult or complicated acquisition? Not all procurements are home runs. Some start out going in one direction and end up in another. Others like the F-35 take decades before starting to meet the minimum requirements. Also, annotate two points of interest from chapter 9 reading.
Links to help with this are:
Bradley Fighting Vehicle
This video offers a perspective on the Bradley Fighting Vehicles design and development. It offers a perspective on how a program can start in one manner but end up as something completely different.
Videos about Programs that have achieved IOC:
Video about the Trusted Traveler Program
Ted Talk about Difficult Negotiation
Congressional Research Report on Defense Acquisitions: How DOD acquirers weapon systems and recent efforts to reform the process.
Research on the web as well to find material that could support your position.
Instructions: Your initial post should be at least 300 words.