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Procedural
Requirements
NPR 7120.8
Effective Date: February 05, 2008
Expiration Date: February 05, 2018
COMPLIANCE IS MANDATORY

(NASA Only)

Subject: NASA Research and Technology Program and Project Management Requirements (w/change 3 dated 04/18/13)

Responsible Office: Office of the Chief Engineer


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Table of Contents

Change History

Preface

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

Chapter 1. Introduction

1.1 Background
1.2 Overview of Management Process
1.3 Document Structure

Chapter 2. NASA Life Cycles for Managing Research and Technology

2.1 Programs
2.2 Research and Technology Projects
2.3 R&T Program, Technology Development (TD) Project, and R&T Portfolio Project Oversight and Approval
2.4 Program and Project Reviews

Chapter 3. R&T Program Requirements

3.1 Overview Of Roles And Responsibilities
3.2 Specific Roles And Responsibilities
3.3 R&T Program Management Process
3.4 R&T Program Status Reviews and Independent Assessments (IA)
3.5 Cross-Program Research Management
3.6 Process for Handling Dissenting Opinions
3.7 Technical Authority (TA)
3.8 Research Practices
3.9 Unsolicited Proposals
3.10 R&T Misconduct
3.11 Waiver Approval Authority

Chapter 4. Technology Development (TD) Project Requirements

4.1 Overview
4.2 Project Pre-Formulation
4.3 Project Formulation
4.4 Project Approval
4.5 Project Implementation
4.6 Project Transition/Closure
4.7 Evaluation
4.8 Requirements Flow Down For Project Elements

Chapter 5. R&T Portfolio Project Requirements

5.1 Overview
5.2 R&T Portfolio Project
5.3 Requirements Flow Down For Project Elements

Appendix A. Definition of Terms

Appendix B. Acronyms

Appendix C. R&T Program Formulation Authorization Document (FAD) Template

Appendix D. R&T Program Commitment Agreement (PCA) Template

Appendix E. R&T Program Plan Template

Appendix F. Cross-Program Research Plan Template

Appendix G. R&T Project Formulation Authorization (FAD) Document Template

Appendix H. Technology Development Project Plan Template

Appendix I. R&T Portfolio Project Plan Template

Appendix J. Technology Development Terminology

Appendix K. Research And Technology Project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

Appendix L. References


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