Step 2B: Program Baseline Program-Specific Requirements
Most programs have specific requirements detailed in corporate policies, built into CAD systems, or found in contracts. These program-specific requirements may establish some standards which are more stringent than those standards commonly accepted as best practices, while other requirements may be less strict. Conversely, you may have no written or otherwise documented requirements for your program -- and note those that do not exist -- in order to make a comparison to the known best practices baseline.
- Best practices are not fixed, but change constantly with advancing technology. Your most experienced people can judge what practices are best for your program.
- Internal standards may be outdated when compared to world standards. Assess internal standards against the benchmark database best practices to determine risk.