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Procedural
Requirements
NPR 7120.7
Effective Date: November 03, 2008
Expiration Date: December 03, 2014
COMPLIANCE IS MANDATORY

(NASA Only)

Subject: NASA Information Technology and Institutional Infrastructure Program and Project Management Requirements

Responsible Office: Office of the Chief Information Officer


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SPECIAL ATTENTION: ONLY USE NID 7120.99: NASA Information Technology and Institutional Infrastructure Program and Project Management Requirements, as it is the interim directive to NPR 7120.7 and contains the most recent requirements. !DO NOT USE OTHER LINKS ON THIS PAGE!

Table of Contents

Preface

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

Chapter 1. Introduction

1.1 Background
1.2 Overview of Management Processes
1.3 Document Structure

Chapter 2. NASA Life Cycles for Institutional Infrastructure and Information Technology Programs and Projects

2.1 Defining Programs and Projects
2.2 Program/Project Oversight and Decision Authority
2.3 IT Governance
2.4 Program Life Cycle
2.5 Project Life Cycles
2.6 Program and Project Reviews
2.7 Independent Assessment

Chapter 3. Program and Project Management Roles and Responsibilities

3.1 Roles and Responsibilities
3.2 Program and Project Managers
3.3 Process for Handling Dissenting Opinions
3.4 Information Technology Authority

Chapter 4. Information Technology (IT) Program and Project Requirements by Phase

4.1 IT Programs - Formulation Phase
4.2 IT Programs - Implementation Phase
4.3 IT Projects - Pre-Phase A
4.4 IT Projects - Phase A
4.5 IT Projects - Phase B
4.6 IT Projects - Phase C
4.7 IT Projects - Phase D
4.8 IT Projects - Phase E
4.9 IT Projects - Phase F

Chapter 5. Other Mission Support Investment (OMSI) Program and Project Requirements by Phase

5.1 OMSI Programs - Formulation Phase
5.2 OMSI Programs - Implementation Phase
5.3 OMSI Projects - Pre-Phase A
5.4 OMSI Projects - Phase A
5.5 OMSI Projects - Phase B
5.6 OMSI Projects - Phase C
5.7 OMSI Projects - Phase D
5.8 OMSI Projects - Phase E
5.9 OMSI Projects - Phase F

Chapter 6. Required Gate Products at Key Decision Points

6.1 Gate Products
6.2 Waiver Approval Authority

Appendix A. Definitions
Appendix B. Acronyms
Appendix C. Formulation Authorization Document Template
Appendix D. Program Commitment Agreement Template
Appendix E. Program Plan Template
Appendix F. Project Plan Template
Appendix G. Technical Review Entrance and Success Criteria for Information Technology Projects

List of Figures

Figure 2-1 Information Technology and Institutional Infrastructure Program Life Cycle
Figure 2-2 CoF Project Life Cycle
Figure 2-3 ECR Project Life Cycle
Figure 2-4 IT Project Life Cycle Reviews and Requirements
Figure 2-5 Other Mission Support Investment Project Life Cycle
Figure C-1 Program Formulation Title Page
Figure C-2 Project Formulation Authorization Document Title Page
Figure D-1 Program Commitment Agreement Title Page
Figure D-2 Sample Program Commitment Agreement Activities Log
Figure E-1 Program Plan Title Page
Figure F-1: Project Plan Title Page

List of Tables

Table 2-1: Scope of Agency IT PMB vs. Center IT PMB
Table 2-2 IT and Institutional Infrastructure Program Reviews
Table 2-3 IT Project System Engineering Life-Cycle Reviews
Table 2-4 Enterprise Architecture (EA) Reviews for all IT-Related Projects
Table 2-5 IT Security Reviews and Assessments for All Projects with IT Systems
Table 2-6 OMSI Project Reviews
Table 2-7 Information Technology and Institutional Infrastructure Program Approval Review
Table 2-8 Information Technology and Institutional Infrastructure Project Non-Advocate Review
Table 6-1 Program Gate Products Maturity Matrix
Table 6-2 Project Gate Products Maturity Matrix (continued)
Table 6-3 Waiver Approval for Programs and Projects >= $10 million Life-Cycle Cost (LCC)
Table 6-4 Waiver Approval for Programs and Projects >= $1 million but <$10M LCC
Table 6-5 Waiver Approval for Programs and Projects < $1 million LCC
Table G-1 - SCR Entrance and Success Criteria
Table G-2 - SRR Entrance and Success Criteria
Table G-3 - PDR Entrance and Success Criteria
Table G-4 - CDR Entrance and Success Criteria
Table G-5 - TRR Entrance and Success Criteria
Table G-6 - ORR Entrance and Success Criteria
Table G-7 -Project Completion Review
Table G-8 - DR Entrance and Success Criteria


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