MSFC - NASA MPR 7123.1
MSFC SYSTEMS ENGINEERING PROCESSES AND REQUIREMENTS
|Publication Date:||10 July 2009|
This Marshall Procedural Requirements (MPR) document implements the Agency Systems Engineering Management requirements documented in NASA Procedural Requirements (NPR) 7123.1. The NPR mandates seventeen (17) processes to be used for consistency in Systems Engineering (SE) throughout the Agency. These processes focus on defining stakeholder expectations and implementing a systematic approach for satisfying those expectations. The processes are extracted from industry, national, international, and Agency standards. These processes provide the best typical practices currently available. The processes and concepts are not new, but the context and terminology may be unfamiliar.
The implementation plan of system engineering requirements at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) was submitted and approved in August 2006. The MSFC Systems Engineering requirements can be summarized in four simple statements:
A SEMP shall contain the mandatory sections outlined and annotated in Appendix A of this MPR;
Every SEMP shall be approved by a Designated Governing Authority (DGA) as defined by Appendix B of this MPR; and
The Engineering Line Management shall ensure compliance with the approved SEMP.
All additional requirements and information in this MPR provide amplification on these four requirement statements.
This MPR applies to the personnel, programs, projects, and activities at MSFC and MSFC's Michoud Assembly Facility, including contractors and resident agencies to the extent specified in their respective contracts or agreements. ("Contractors," for purposes of this paragraph, include contractors, grantees, Cooperative Agreement recipients, Space Act Agreement partners, or other agreement parties.)
Applying the common technical processes and reviews may also benefit Basic and Applied Research (BAR) and Advanced Technology Development (ATD) projects. The processes in this MPR and the reviews detailed in MPR 7123.2 are recommended but not required for BAR and ATD projects.