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An Approach to Tailoring Major Technical Reviews Based on Project Characteristics and Stakeholder InterestsThere are numerous technical reviews that occur throughout the systems engineering process life cycle. Many are well known by project managers and stakeholders such as developers and end users, an example of much is the critical design review (CDR). This major milestone for a large, complex new project may last two or more days, include an extensive agenda of topics, and entail hundreds of hours of developer time to prepare presentation materials and associated documents. Additionally, the weeks of schedule spent on review preparation is at least partly at the expense of other work. This paper suggests an approach for tailoring technical reviews, based on the project characteristics and the project manager s identification of the key stakeholders and understanding of their most important issues and considerations. With this insight the project manager can communicate to, manage expectations oc and establish formal agreement with the stakeholders as to which reviews, and at what depth, are most appropriate to achieve project success. The authors, coming from diverse organizations and backgrounds, have drawn on their personal experiences and summarized the best practices of their own organizations to create a common framework to provide guidance on the adaptation of design reviews to other system engineers.
Document ID
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
Richstein, Alan B. (Space Technology Office Silver Spring, MD, United States)
Nolte, Jerome T. (Northrup Grumman IT - TASC Annapolis, MD, United States)
Pfarr, Barbara B. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2004
Subject Category
Documentation and Information Science
Meeting Information
14th Annual International Symposium of the International Council of Systems Engineering(Toulouse)
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.

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