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Program Planning and Control is divided into three specific tasks that
establish the mechanisms for good LSA program management:
These tasks can be used for almost any kind of acquisition program -
hardware development, off-the-shelf hardware, software development, and
modification of existing equipment.
Develop Early LSA Strategy
The first task of Program Planning and Control is to develop an early LSA
The following questions relate directly to the Solicitation Document and
the Statement of Work (SOW).
What are the Support Objectives?
Which LSA Tasks are Done First?
How Much Will Each Task Cost?
Would a Different Task Yield More Results for the Money?
Who Should Perform Each Task?
Interaction with acquisition strategy
Inclusion in the customers ILSP
Preparation of solicitation documents:
- Contract data requirements
- Instructions to contractor
- Evaluation plans
- Assessment plans
Begins in pre-concept phase
Updated before and available at start of each program
Employ an LSA Plan
The second task of Program Planning and Control is to employ an LSA Plan.
LSA Plan Elements
||Work Breakdown Structure
How integrated and how
Results are Used
LSA Program Schedules and
Relationship to Logistics/System
Approval Procedures for LSAP
|LSA Control Numbering
Configuration Control of LSA
Will Be Performed
- Contractor LSA management structure, responsibilities, and
- Required LSA tasks
- Time to accomplish each task
- Organization responsible for each task
- How LSA tasks are integrated
- Use for each task output
Hold Program and Design Reviews
The third and final task of Program Planning and Control is to hold program
and design reviews.
Program and Design Reviews
- Risk Assessment
- LSA Documentation
- Risk Assessment
- Tasks Results
- Data Exchange
- Test Results
To Provide for:
- LSA as part of review and control of design information
- Conducting detailed LSA program reviews
- Logistic risk assessment at program reviews
- Supportability assessment at all formal program and
Influencing design and tradeoffs for supportability
Monitoring overall progress, quality, and consistency