NPR 7120.5F NASA Space Flight Program and Project Management Requirements

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NPR 7120.5F, NASA Space Flight Program and Project Management Requirements

NPR 7120.5F, NASA Space Flight Program and Project Management Requirements - August 2021

This document establishes the requirements that NASA uses to formulate and implement space flight programs and projects, consistent with the governance model contained in NASA Policy Directive (NPD) 1000.0, NASA Governance and Strategic Management Handbook. The document is applicable to NASA Headquarters and NASA Centers, including Component Facilities and Technical and Service Support Centers. It applies to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, other contractors, and all NASA space flight programs and projects. This NPR also applies to reimbursable space flight programs and projects performed for non-NASA sponsors and to NASA contributions to space flight programs and projects performed with international and interagency partners.

The discussion about earned value management requirements can be found in Section 2.2, Program and Project Lifecycle, specifically Section 2.2.8. There are different thresholds depending on whether the work is to be completed in-house or performed by suppliers (contractors to NASA). For suppliers, this is the $20M (compliant EVMS required) and $100M (EVMS compliance review required) thresholds noted in the NASA procurement clauses (1852.234-2). For contracts that require EVM, the NASA Integrated Program Management Report (IPMR) and WBS Data Requirements Descriptions (DRDs) are included in the contract and/or agreement.

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