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Procedural
Requirements
NPR 7123.1C
Effective Date: February 14, 2020
Expiration Date: February 14, 2025
COMPLIANCE IS MANDATORY FOR NASA EMPLOYEES

(NASA Only)

Subject: NASA Systems Engineering Processes and Requirements

Responsible Office: Office of the Chief Engineer


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Table of Contents

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 Framework for Systems Engineering Procedural Requirements
1.3 Guiding Principles of Technical Excellence
1.4 Framework for Systems Engineering Capability
1.5 Document Organization

Chapter 2. Institutional and Programmatic Requirements

2.1 Roles and Responsibilities Relative to System Engineering Practices
2.2 Tailoring and Customizing

Chapter 3. Requirements for Common Technical Processes

3.1 Introduction
3.2 Common Technical Processes Requirements

Chapter 4. NASA Systems Engineering Activities on Contracted Projects

4.1 Introduction
4.2 Prior to Contract Award
4.3 During Contract Performance
4.4 Contract Completion

Chapter 5. Systems Engineering Life-Cycle and Technical Reviews

5.1 Life-Cycle
5.2 Life-Cycle and Technical Review Requirement

Chapter 6. Systems Engineering Management Plan

6.1 Systems Engineering Management Plan Function
6.2 Technical Team Responsibilities

Appendix A. Definitions
Appendix B. Acronyms
Appendix C. Reserved
Appendix D. Reserved
Appendix E. Technology Readiness Levels
Appendix F. Technical Work Product Maturity Terminology
Appendix G. Life-Cycle and Technical Review Entrance and Success Criteria
Appendix H. Compliance Matrix for Programs/Projects
Appendix I. Standards and Handbooks List
Appendix J. Deleted Requirements
Appendix K. References

Table of Figures

Figure 1-1 - Hierarchy of Related Documents
Figure 1-2 - Documentation Relationships
Figure 1-3 - Technical Excellence - Pillars and Foundation
Figure 1 4 - SE Framework
Figure 3 1 - Systems Engineering (SE) Engine
Figure 3-2 - Application of SE Engine Common Technical Processes Within System Structure
Figure 3-3 - Sequencing of the Common Technical Processes
Figure 3-4 - SE Engine Implemented for a Simple Single-Pass Waterfall-Type Life Cycle
Figure 5 1 - NASA Uncoupled and Loosely Coupled Program Life Cycle
Figure 5-2 - NASA Tightly Coupled Program Life Cycle
Figure 5-3 - NASA Single-Project Program Life Cycle
Figure 5 4 - The NASA Project Life Cycle
Figure A-1 - Enabling Product Relationship to End Products

Table of Tables

Table 5-1 - SE Work Product Maturity
Table G-1 - SRR Entrance and Success Criteria for Programs
Table G-2 - SDR Entrance and Success Criteria for Programs
Table G-3 - MCR Entrance and Success Criteria
Table G-4 - SRR Entrance and Success Criteria
Table G-5 - MDR/SDR Entrance and Success Criteria (Projects and Single-Project Program)
Table G-6 - PDR Entrance and Success Criteria
Table G-7 - CDR Entrance and Success Criteria
Table G-8 - PRR Entrance and Success Criteria
Table G-9 - SIR Entrance and Success Criteria
Table G-10 - TRR Entrance and Success Criteria
Table G-11 - SAR Entrance and Success Criteria
Table G-12 - ORR Entrance and Success Criteria
Table G-13 - MRR/FRR Entrance and Success Criteria
Table G-14 - PLAR Entrance and Success Criteria
Table G-15 - CERR Entrance and Success Criteria
Table G-16 - PFAR Entrance and Success Criteria
Table G-17 - DR Entrance and Success Criteria
Table G-18 - Disposal Readiness Review Entrance and Success Criteria
Table G-19 - Peer Review Entrance and Success Criteria
Table G-20 - PIR/PSR Entrance and Success Criteria
Table G-21 - DCR Entrance and Success Criteria
Table J-1 - Deleted Requirements and Justification


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