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Unformatted text preview: roject, and developing methods for capturing the information acquired during the interview. Initial interviews may yield only qualitative information, which should be verified in follow-up rounds. Expert interviews are also used to solicit quantitative data and information for those risk issues that qualitatively rank high. These interviews are often the major source of inputs to risk analysis models built using the techniques described in Section 4.6.3. Independent Assessment. This technique can take several forms. In one form, it can be a review of project documentation, such as Statements of Work, acquisition plans, verification plans, manufacturing plans, and the SEMP. In another form, it can be an evaluation of the WBS for completeness and consistency with the project's schedules. In a third form, an independent assessment can be an independent cost (and/or schedule) estimate from an outside organization. Risk Templates. This technique consists of examining and then applying a series of previously developed risk templates to a current project. Each template generally covers a particular risk issue, and then describes methods for avoiding or reducing that risk. The most-widely recognized series of templates appears in DoD 4245.7-M, Transition from Development to Production ...Solving the Risk Equation. Many of the risks and risk responses described are based on lessons reamed from DoD programs, but are general enough to be useful to NASA projects. As a general caution, risk templates cannot provide an exhaustive list of risk issues for every project, but they are a useful input to risk identification. NASA Systems Engineering Handbook Management Issues in Systems Engineering Lessons Learned. A review of the lessons learned files, data, and reports from previous similar projects can produce insights and information for risk identification on a new project. For technical risk identification, as an example, it makes sense to examine previous projects of similar function, architecture, or technological approach. The lessons learned from the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) project might be useful to the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF) project, even though the latter's degree of complexity is significantly greater. The key to applying this technique is in recognizing what aspects are analogous in two projects, and what data are relevant to the new p...
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