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Unformatted text preview: duled event (either a review or an audit) that NASA
management will use to make program or project
go/no-go decisions. A control gate is a management
event in the proProject Termination
It should be noted that project termination, while
usually disappointing to project personnel, may be a
proper reaction to changes in external conditions or to
an improved understanding of the system's projected
cost-effectiveness. ject life cycle that is of sufficient importance to be identified, defined, and included in the project schedule. It requires formal examination to evaluate project status and
to obtain approval to proceed to the next management
event according to the Program/Project Plan.
4.8.2 General Principles for Reviews Review Boards. The convening authority, which supervises the manager of the activity being reviewed,
normally appoints the review board chair. Unless there
are compelling technical reasons to the contrary, the
chair should not be directly associated with the project
or task under review. The convening authority also
names the review board members. The majority of the
members should not be directly associated with the
program or project under review.
Internal Reviews. During the course of a project or
task, it is necessary to conduct internal reviews that
present technical approaches, trade studies, analyses,
and problem areas to a peer group for evaluation and
comment. The timing, participants, and content of these
reviews is normally defined by the project manager or
the manager of the performing organization. Internal reviews are also held prior to participation in a formal
control gate review.
Internal reviews provide an excellent means for
controlling the technical progress of the project. They
also should be used to ensure that all interested parties
are involved in the design and development early on
and throughout the process. Thus, representatives from
areas such as manufacturing and quality assurance
should attend the internal reviews as active participants.
They can then, for example, ensure that the design is
producible and that quality is managed through...
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