MIL-HDBK-61A: CM Life Cycle Management and Planning

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1. What management activities comprise the CM Process; how are they related? 4.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3

2. What Government CM Manager's management activities are part of the process? 4.3, 4.3.1 - 4.3.5

3. What should be considered in the planning for each phase? When should planning take place? 4.4 (Figs. 4-6 through 4-9)

4. What is appropriate content for Government CM plans? Appendix A

5. What information is prerequisite to effective planning and what is the source of that information? 4.3.1

6. What is the relationship between Government and Contractor CM planning and management? 4.3.1, 4.3.3

7. What information needs to be provided to contractor(s) to facilitate contractor planning and to establish economical common information interfaces? 4.3.1, 4.3.2

8. What information does the Government need to obtain from contractors related to CM planning and implementation? 4.3.3, 4.4

9. What are the appropriate Government CM activities, and actions to be performed in each phase? What are the criteria for performing them? What are the objectives and benefits? 4.4

10. What training is required? 4.3.2

11. What are the methods that can be used to assure that contractors apply effective CM processes? 4.3.3

12. How should the Government evaluate Contractor CM processes and planning? What are the keys to look for? 4.4

13. How can process assessment rather than inspection result in reliable consistent CM? 4.3.3

14. How can the Government evaluate its own CM performance? 4.3.3

15. Why are continuous assessment and improvement necessary? 4.3.4

16. What is the benefit of lessons learned? How should they be documented? 4.3.4

For correct application of this information, see NOTE on Contents page