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review, these are screened by the review board to
consolidate them, and to ensure that the chair and
cognizant manager(s) understand the intent of the
requests. It is the responsibility of the review board to
ensure that adequate closure responses for each of the
action requests are obtained.
Post Review Report. The review board chair has the
responsibility to develop, where necessary, a consensus
of the findings of the board, including an assessment of
the risks associated with problem areas, and develop
recommendations for action. The chair submits, on a
recommendations for action, to the convening authority
with copies to the cognizant managers.
Standing Review Boards. Standing review boards are
selected for projects or tasks that have a high level of
activity, visibility, and/or resource requirements.
Selection of board members by the convening authority
is generally made from senior field center technical and
management staff. Supporting members or advisors
may be added to the board as required by
circumstances. If the review board is to function over
the life of a project, it is advisable to select extra board
members and rotate active assignments to cover needs.
4.8.3 Major Control Gates This section describes the purpose, timing,
objectives, success criteria, and results of the major
control gates in the NASA project life cycle. This
information is intended to provide guidance to project
managers and system engineers, and to illustrate the
progressive maturation of review activities and systems
engineering products. The checklists provided below aid
in the preparation of specific review entry and exit
criteria, but do not take their place. To minimize extra
work, review material should be keyed to project
Mission Concept Review.
Purpose —The Mission Concept Review (MCR)
affirms the mission need, and examines the proposed
mission's objectives and the concept for meeting those
objectives. It is an internal review that usually occurs at
the cognizant NASA field center.
Timing —Near the completion of a mission
Objectives —The objectives of the review are
• Demonstrate that mission
complete and understandable objectives are •
• Confirm that the...
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