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project life cycle.
In addition, some organizations utilize a Red
Team. This is an internal, independent, peer-level
review conducted to identify any deficiencies in requests
for proposals, proposal responses, documentation, or
presentation material prior to its release. The project or
task manager is responsible for establishing the Red
Team membership and for deciding which of their
recommendations are to be implemented.
Review Presentation Material. Presentations using
existing documentation such as specifications, drawings,
analyses, and reports may be adequate. Copies of any
prepared materials (such as viewgraphs) should be
provided to the review board and meeting attendees.
Background information and review presentation
material of use to board members should be distributed
to the members early enough to enable them to
examine it prior to the review. For major reviews, this
time may be as long as 30 calendar days.
Review Conduct. All reviews should consist of oral
presentations of the applicable project requirements and
the approaches, plans, or designs that satisfy those
requirements. These presentations normally are given
by the cognizant design engineer or his/her immediate
It is highly recommended that in addition to the
review board, the review audience include project
personnel (NASA and contractor) not directly associated
with the design being reviewed. This is required to utilize
their cross-discipline expertise to identify any design
shortfalls or recommend design improvements. The
review audience should also include non-project
spets in the area under review, and spets in
production/fabrication, testing, quality assurance,
reliability, and safety. Some reviews may also require
the presence of both the contractor's and NASA's
Prior to and during the review, board members
and review attendees may submit requests for action or
engineering change requests (ECRs) that document a
concern, NASA Systems Engineering Handbook
Management Issues in Systems Engineering
deficiency, or recommended improvement in the
presented approach, plan, or design. Following th...
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