NASA Spaceflight Program and Project Management Handbook (NASA 2023) – Free e-book

Simplified Project Lifecycle


This handbook is a companion to NPR 7120.5F, NASA Space Flight Program and Project Management Requirements and supports the implementation of the requirements by which NASA formulates and implements space flight programs and projects. Its focus is on what the program or project manager needs to know to accomplish the mission, but it also contains guidance that enhances the understanding of high-level procedural requirements. (See Appendix C for NPR 7120.5F requirements with rationale.) As such, it starts with the same basic concepts but provides context, rationale, guidance, and a greater depth of detail for the fundamental principles of program and project management. This handbook also explores some of the nuances and implications of applying the procedural requirements, for example, how the Agency Baseline Commitment (ABC) agreement evolves over time as a program or project moves through its life cycle.

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