Round 3 voting finished 28 July 2014 - thank you players!

take me to the bii mmowgli game!       

Now complete: bii MMOWGLI Game Round 3!

If you work for the Navy, or for a company supporting the Navy, then
we're looking for your help with the Business Innovation Initiative (bii).  

Our motivating game theme is exploring the contracting trade space for
Intellectual Property (IP) and Data Rights. What are they worth to you?

bii MMOWGLI Round Three game ran 14-28 July 2014.

We're excited about these topics, and think you will be motivated too!
The bii game blog and i
nvitation flyer have the latest game information.

      

Intellectual Property and Technical Data Rights: What is it Worth to You?

Welcome Naval Acquisition Experts. The Business Innovation Initiative (bii) game has arrived - again!

The bii MMOWGLI game is for Navy and industry professionals exploring incentives and motivations on how to best improve the Navy's new Open Systems Architecture (OSA) Strategy. You must be a U.S. citizen to play.  Together, we're proposing and publishing new Idea Card Chains and Action Plans on how industry and the Navy can work together more effectively.

In this game, we are exploring how to incentivize Industry and motivate the Acquisition Work Force to use OSA principles in their acquisition strategies. The Government needs to be a smarter buyer, getting the best products for the warfighters at the best price for the taxpayers.

We need your thinking and creative ideas. Please share them with us by playing this game. You can be a part of shaping the future of Naval Acquisition. 

 

Why We are Playing the Game

Aligning the Naval acquisition community to the new Open Systems Architecture strategy presents a complex set of problems with many stakeholders. We need to better understand the challenges and identify incentives in order to successfully meet the future demands of our Naval force.

We have successfully crowd-sourced ideas for the Navy Acquisition Community before.

  • During January 2013, the bii MMOWGLI game opened for Navy and industry players with Round 1, Identify and Explore OSA Business Challenges.  Of particular interest for broad OSA-driven improvement is Payloads over Platforms: Charting a New Course. One major driver is the emerging ability to separate the acquisition life cycles of rapidly evolving unmanned systems from expensive, long-lifetime ships and aircraft.
  • During July 2013, Round 2 explored how to incentivize Industry and motivate the Acquisition Work Force to use OSA principles in their acquisition strategies. The Government needs to be a smarter buyer, getting the best products for the warfighters at the best price for the taxpayers.
  • Rounds 1 and 2 are complete... interested in seeing what happened?  Crowd sourcing can be a powerful tool for innovation.  Everyone is welcome to use our Game Reports or Guest Login to see all of the ideas and plans that have been created.

You are invited to play.  New ideas remain essential - so please sign up for notification when to join us. 

All feedback is welcome.  This bii portal is a shared information resource supporting game players. 

Thanks for all contributions.  Play the game, change the game!

Access and Game Dates

The bii MMOWGLI game is intended for Navy acquisition professionals and industry companies supporting the Navy.

  • Round 1: 14-25 January 2013,  Identify and Explore OSA Business Challenges
  • Round 2: 15-31 July 2013,  Incentives and Motivations of the Acquisition Work force to use OSA principles in acquisition strategies
  • Round 3:  14-28 July 2014, Intellectual Property and Technical Data Rights: What is it Worth to You?

If you want to review everything done so far, here are the Idea Card Chain Report and Action Plan Report links.  They are updated hourly.

Press Interest

 

Information Resources

 

USNI Proceedings Articles of Interest

The United States Naval Institute (USNI) mission is to provide an independent forum for those who dare to read, think, speak, and write in order to advance the professional, literary, and scientific understanding of sea power and other issues critical to national defense.

 

Workshops for Open Architecture Business Innovation Initiative (OA-BII)

Our second group-planning workshop was 13 December 2012 at SBG in Alexandria, Virginia.

Our first group planning workshop was 20 September 2012, summarized in the workshop overview presentation.