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Guidelines for Successful Acquisition and Management of Software-Intensive Systems: Weapon Systems, Command and Control Systems, Management Information Systems - Condensed Version 4.0 February 2003

The U.S. Air Force's Software Technology Support Center is excited to provide an updated and condensed version of the Guidelines for Successful Acquisition and Management of Software Intensive Systems (GSAM).

We are pleased that prior editions have been so well received and that many individuals and programs have worked hard to implement the principles contained therein. These users also repeatedly requested a more streamlined version of the content. Our goal for this project has been to provide a usable desk reference that would give a brief but effective overview of important software acquisition and development topics, provide checklists for rapid selfinspection, and provide pointers to additional information on the topics covered.

NOTE: The Word file "GSAM Handbook Checklist" is included in all the zip files.

Download a Chapter:
Entire GSAM Handbook V4.1/ ZIP fileZIP file [1.6MB]
Condensed GSAM Handbook Checklists/ MS Word fileMS Word document [89KB]
Preface/ PDF filePDF file [93KB] |ZIP fileZIP file [116KB]
Table of Contents/ PDF filePDF file [6KB] |ZIP fileZIP file [29KB]
Chapter 1 - Overview of Project Management/ PDF filePDF file [1.02MB] |ZIP fileZIP file [349KB]
Chapter 2 - Software Life Cycle/ PDF filePDF file [116KB] |ZIP fileZIP file [113KB]
Chapter 3 - Project Planning/ PDF filePDF file [85KB] |ZIP fileZIP file [86KB]
Chapter 4 - Requirements Management/ PDF filePDF file [88KB] |ZIP fileZIP file [87KB]
Chapter 5 - Risk Management/ PDF filePDF file [118KB] |ZIP fileZIP file [126KB]
Chapter 6 - Cost Management/ PDF filePDF file [72KB] |ZIP fileZIP file [80KB]
Chapter 7 - Time and Schedule Management/ PDF filePDF file [121KB] |ZIP fileZIP file [120KB]
Chapter 8 - Measurement and Metrics/ PDF filePDF file [75KB] |ZIP fileZIP file [77KB]
Chapter 9 - Configuration Management/ PDF filePDF file [98KB] |ZIP fileZIP file [101KB]
Chapter 10 - Software Engineering Processes/ PDF filePDF file [136KB] |ZIP fileZIP file [136KB]
Chapter 11 - Assessing Project Health/ PDF filePDF file [83KB] |ZIP fileZIP file [87KB]
Chapter 12 - Testing/ PDF filePDF file [102KB] |ZIP fileZIP file [103KB]
Chapter 13 - Systems Engineering/ PDF filePDF file [147KB] |ZIP fileZIP file [121KB]
Chapter 14 - System Integration/ PDF filePDF file [63KB] |ZIP fileZIP file [75KB]
Chapter 15 - Software Design/ PDF filePDF file [75KB] |ZIP fileZIP file [80KB]
Chapter 16 - Sustainment and Product Improvement/ PDF filePDF file [68KB] |ZIP fileZIP file [76KB]
Chapter 17 - Acquisition Environment and Regulations/ PDF filePDF file [97KB] |ZIP fileZIP file [96KB]
Appendix/ PDF filePDF file [85KB] |ZIP fileZIP file [96KB]



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