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NPR 8600.1
Effective Date: April 22, 2019
Expiration Date: February 28, 2025

Subject: NASA Capability Portfolio Management Requirements

Responsible Office: Office of Strategic Infrastructure

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Table of Contents


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

Chapter 2. Managing Capability Portfolios

2.1 Capability Portfolios and Components
2.2 Capability Portfolios: Establishment, Strategic Management, and Termination
2.3 Key Tenets for Management of Capability Portfolios
2.4 Capability Portfolio Management Oversight
2.5 Reviews

Chapter 3. Capability Portfolio Requirements

3.1 Capability Portfolio Establishment
3.2 Capability Portfolio Strategic Management
3.3 Capability Portfolio Termination

Chapter 4. Capability Portfolio Roles and Responsibilities

4.1 Summary of Specific Roles and Responsibilities

Chapter 5. Dissenting Opinions and Tailoring Requirements

5.1 Process for Handling Dissenting Opinions
5.2 Tailoring Requirements

Appendix A. Definition of Terms
Appendix B. Acronyms
Appendix C. Capability Portfolio Commitment Agreement Template
Appendix D. Capability Portfolio Management Plan Template
Appendix E. NPR 8600.x Waiver Template
Appendix F. Capability Operational Readiness Level
Appendix G. References

List of Tables

Table 2-1 Capability Portfolio Governance and Authorities
Table 3-1 Approval for CPCA
Table 3-2 Approval for CPMP
Table 5-1 Waiver Approval for Capability Portfolios
Table C-1 Sample Capability Portfolio Commitment Agreement Activities Log
Table D-1 Sample Capability Portfolio Management Plan Activities Log
Table F-0 Capability Operational Readiness Level Summary
Table F-1 Capability Operational Readiness Level 1
Table F-2 Capability Operational Readiness Level 2
Table F-3 Capability Operational Readiness Level 3
Table F-4 Capability Operational Readiness Level 4
Table F-5 Capability Operational Readiness Level 5
Table F-6 Capability Operational Readiness Level 6
Table F-7 Capability Operational Readiness Level 7

List of Figures

Figure 2-1 Capability Portfolio Activities
Figure C-1 Capability Portfolio Commitment Agreement Title Page
Figure D-1 Capability Portfolio Management Plan Title Page
Figure E-1 CPM Waiver Template


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