MSFC-HDBK-3173 REV A
MULTIPROGRAM/PROJECT COMMON-USE DOCUMENT PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND SYSTEM ENGINEERING HANDBOOK
|Publication Date:||27 October 2003|
This handbook provides a description of the basic processes and general guidance for managing and implementing the life cycle of all projects managed at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) and executing the system engineering processes employed at MSFC. Its intended use is for projects that provide aerospace products, technologies, data, and operational services (aeronautics, space, and ground). It also serves as an information source for projects such as non-flight infrastructure, Construction of Facilities (CofF), and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), and also for research and analysis projects. Several topics will be repeated throughout the handbook to emphasize their continued importance during the life cycle of the project.
The purpose of this handbook is to describe the basic processes and to provide general guidance for managing and implementing projects managed at the MSFC. The handbook also defines the contemporary practices and policies employed at MSFC in the management of projects and execution of the system engineering processes. This document is not intended to be a specification for future projects, but is to be used as a guide both in the management of projects and in the development of plans for future projects. It will also serve as an orientation for newcomers and outsiders to the processes used at MSFC in the project management and system engineering employed in the development of space systems.