Independent Reviews Can Be a Valuable      Partner in Program Success                           J. H. Rothenberg          ...
Objectives & StakeholdersIngredients of a Value Added ReviewProject Manager’s View & ExperiencesCenter Director’s View & E...
Project visibility, cost or other factors dictate  Management Plan - One or more Standing Review  Committees - Design & Ov...
Project Manager/Program ExecutiveHQ Directorate Associate AdministratorCenter DirectorAdministrator/PA&E/Chief EngineerCon...
Project Management Process Reviews –Gate/Progress/Risk understandingProblem Assessment Reviews– Understand &recover with o...
Knowledgeable Review Committee, includingcustomer and/or scientific communityFocused and jointly planned with theProgram/P...
Standing Reviews Project Management Process    Focuses decisions but always a resource challenge Independent Review Commit...
Project Management Review process are critical toProject SuccessProcess rigor, review members competence & lifecycle invol...
Ad hoc technical reviews can be extremely valuable  HST Sensor Bearings/COSTAR Light Baffles  Shuttle wiringAd Hoc Program...
Center initiated Review by committee externalto Project  Independent assessment of Project Plan,  resource needs, progress...
Center standing Systems Review process criticalto maintaining technical mission successIPAO beneficial to Project but not ...
Reviews generally initiated by AA  Internal committee/IPAO  External committeeIndependent reviews provide assessments of  ...
Independent assessment of programmatic statuscritical to credibility – external better thaninternal ISS costs overrun (s) ...
Reviews are necessary tools that help ensure missionand project successIndependent Reviews help manage stakeholdersexpecta...
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  1. 1. Independent Reviews Can Be a Valuable Partner in Program Success J. H. Rothenberg 25 February 2009
  2. 2. Objectives & StakeholdersIngredients of a Value Added ReviewProject Manager’s View & ExperiencesCenter Director’s View & ExperienceAssociate Administrator’s View & Experiences
  3. 3. Project visibility, cost or other factors dictate Management Plan - One or more Standing Review Committees - Design & Oversight Ad hoc - Problem Solving or Critical Event Committee Composition - Internal or External Stakeholders and/or Customers
  4. 4. Project Manager/Program ExecutiveHQ Directorate Associate AdministratorCenter DirectorAdministrator/PA&E/Chief EngineerCongress/GAO/OMB/OSTP
  5. 5. Project Management Process Reviews –Gate/Progress/Risk understandingProblem Assessment Reviews– Understand &recover with or without public flogging Technical – Expertise Programmatic – Schedule and Cost OverrunsConfidence External opinion “ We did everything we can”
  6. 6. Knowledgeable Review Committee, includingcustomer and/or scientific communityFocused and jointly planned with theProgram/ProjectConsolidated conflict free recommendationsand actions in context of review objectivesTimely actions/recommendations - days toweeks after review and not months
  7. 7. Standing Reviews Project Management Process Focuses decisions but always a resource challenge Independent Review Committee’s Necessary evil and can only break-even at bestAd hoc Reviews Educating Committee costly Technical reviews with focused expertise helpful Programmatic review means you are in trouble Confidence reviews can be an opportunity
  8. 8. Project Management Review process are critical toProject SuccessProcess rigor, review members competence & lifecycle involvement are critical as exemplified by: Lewis /STS 49/MARS 98/ HST /Shuttle “Light- Weight” P/L Carrier/ISS Treadmill/………Center or discipline institutionalized reviewcommittees & process help ensure successFrom Project Mangers viewpoint standing IRTvalue is upward communication
  9. 9. Ad hoc technical reviews can be extremely valuable HST Sensor Bearings/COSTAR Light Baffles Shuttle wiringAd Hoc Programmatic and Confidence Reviews provideboth opportunities and threats for a Project Manager Health of program to stakeholders Communicate need for Senior Management support HST EVA /Crew assignments ISS Budget On more than one occasion resulted in a new Project ManagerReview Teams are not substitutes for independent testcapabilities in the Project Management process ISS MEIT/HST VEST
  10. 10. Center initiated Review by committee externalto Project Independent assessment of Project Plan, resource needs, progress & gate for next phase Problem understanding and resolutionCenter initiated Review by committee externalto the Center Stakeholder buy-in Need help beyond Center resourcesStakeholder initiated review by committeeexternal to the Center Confidence Problem understanding and resolution
  11. 11. Center standing Systems Review process criticalto maintaining technical mission successIPAO beneficial to Project but not to costcontrolMaking stakeholders partners in Center projectscritical EOS/EOS DIS/ BoDIndependent external review of Institutionaloperations beneficial Center Reorg/ Laboratory Visiting Committees
  12. 12. Reviews generally initiated by AA Internal committee/IPAO External committeeIndependent reviews provide assessments of Programmatic status & issues Hi –visibility technical risks/concerns Readiness of proposed new Programs Critical independent input for externalstakeholders Credibility in question Keep it sold
  13. 13. Independent assessment of programmatic statuscritical to credibility – external better thaninternal ISS costs overrun (s) Stafford CommitteeIndependent review and recommendations formajor technical risks increased AA & stakeholderconfidence Shuttle aging/wiring/upgrade priorities X-38 technical approach & cost projections
  14. 14. Reviews are necessary tools that help ensure missionand project successIndependent Reviews help manage stakeholdersexpectations and retain or obtain their support Keep stakeholders informed of problems and what you are doing about them – i.e.; “Top Ten” Make stakeholders partners in the Project/Program at every opportunityProject Manager’s need to Maximize the value toward mission success of standing reviews Manage stakeholders expectation so that they reduce the number of non-value added ad hoc reviews

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