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Procedural
Requirements
NPR 7120.5E
Effective Date: August 14, 2012
Expiration Date: August 14, 2017
COMPLIANCE IS MANDATORY

(NASA Only)

Subject: NASA Space Flight Program and Project Management Requirements w/Changes 1-10

Responsible Office: Office of the Chief Engineer


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NASA Space Flight Program and Project Management Handbook and the Standing Review Board Handbook

Table of Contents

Change History Log

Preface

P.1 Purpose
P.2 Applicability
P.3 Authority
P.4 Applicable Documents and Forms
P.5 Measurment/Verification
P.6 Cancellation

Chapter 1. Introduction

1.1 Key Policy Changes in this NPR
1.2 Background
1.3 Overview of Management Process
1.4 Acquisition
1.5 Document Structure

Chapter 2. NASA Life Cycles for Space Flight Programs and Projects

2.1 Programs and Projects
2.2 Program and Project Life Cycles
2.3 Program and Project Oversight and Approval
2.4 Approving and Maintaining Program and Project Plans, Baselines, and Commitments

Chapter 3. Program and Project Management Roles and Responsibilities

3.1 Governance
3.2 Roles and Responsibilities
3.3 Technical Authority
3.4 Process for Handling Dissenting Opinion
3.5 Principles Related to Tailoring Requirements
3.6 Reimbursable Space Flight Work
3.7 Use of the Metric System

Appendix A. Definitions
Appendix B. Acronyms
Appendix C. Compliance Matrix
Appendix D. Program Commitment Agreement Template
Appendix E. Formulation Authorization Document Template
Appendix F. Project Formulation Agreement Template
Appendix G. Program Plan Template
Appendix H. Project Plan Template
Appendix I. Program and Project Products by Phase
Appendix J. References

List of Tables

Table 1-1 Programmatic Requirements Hierarchy
Table 2-1 Project Categorization Guidelines
Table 2-2 Convening Authorities for Standing Review Board
Table 2-3 Expected Maturity State Through the Life Cycle of Uncoupled and Loosely Coupled Programs
Table 2-4 Expected Maturity State Through the Life Cycle of Tightly Coupled Programs
Table 2-5 Expected Maturity State Through the Life Cycle of Projects and Single-Project Programs
Table 2-6 Objectives for Other Reviews
Table 3-1 Waiver Approval Authority for NPR 7120.5 Requirements
Table D-1 Sample Program Commitment Agreement Activities Log
Table I-1 Uncoupled and Loosely Coupled Program Milestone Products Maturity Matrix
Table I-2 Tightly Coupled Program Milestone Products Maturity Matrix
Table I-3 Tightly Coupled Program Plan Control Plan Maturity Matrix
Table I-4 Project Milestone Products Maturity Matrix
Table I-5 Project Plan Control Plan Maturity Matrix
Table I-6 Single-Project Program Milestone Products Maturity Matrix
Table I-7 Single-Project Program Plan Control Plans Maturity Matrix

List of Figures

Figure 1-1 Institutional Requirements Flow Down
Figure 2-1 Programmatic Authority Organizational Hierarchy
Figure 2-2 NASA Uncoupled and Loosely Coupled Program Life Cycle
Figure 2-3 NASA Tightly Coupled Program Life Cycle
Figure 2-4 NASA Single-Project Program Life Cycle
Figure 2-5 NASA Project Life Cycle
Figure 2 6 Example of Agreements and Commitments in Terms of Cost for Projects
Figure D-1 Program Commitment Agreement Title Page
Figure E-1 Program Formulation Authorization Document Title Page
Figure E-2 Project Formulation Authorization Document Title Page
Figure F-1 Formulation Agreement Title Page
Figure G-1 Program Plan Title Page
Figure H-1 Project Plan Title Page
Figure H-2 Standard Level 2 WBS Elements for Space Flight Projects


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