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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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