Presentation on theme: "SEMP vs. PMP Conflict and Partnership"— Presentation transcript:
1 SEMP vs. PMP Conflict and Partnership Francis PeterManager, Systems and ProgramsManagement Sciences, Inc.
2 Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP) Master document for program control of Systems Engineering Technical ElementsDefines SE Processes and Procedures used on the ProgramDefines relationship of SE activities to other program activitiesIncludes Specialty Engineering IntegrationDefines intermediate products including:Specifications and DocumentsBaselinesChecklistsDatabases and other intermediate work elements
3 Program Management Plan (PMP) Master Planning document for ProgramIncludes Master/Integrated ScheduleDefines all Program Activities to be controlledIncludes Cost/Schedule Reporting and Program Control elementsEstablishes PrioritiesIncludes or references sub plans/processes for specialty tasksControls the acquisition and development processes
4 SEMP Outline Scope Applicable Documents Technical Program Planning and ControlSystems Engineering ProcessEngineering Specialty IntegrationNotes
5 PMP Outline (example) SCOPE Applicable Documents Program Structure (WBS)Program Control & ResponsibilitiesProgram ActivitiesPersonnel/StaffingContract & Subcontract ManagementOther topics as needed
6 SEMP and PMP Are Living Documents – Update Regularly Must be executable – Keep simple but completeExclude minutiae – Reference other Documents as requiredMust be available to all personnelShould be cross referenced when appropriateWork together for a successful program
7 PMP vs. SEMP PMP is overall controlling plan Includes many disciplines beyond SESEMP defines SE processes in relation to the PMPTopic areas in each plan will overlapSEMP defines SE specific areas of responsibility and methodology/processes to satisfy PMP
8 Why a separate SEMP?Including SEMP plus all other disciplines into the PMP is impracticalSEMP allows detailed emphasis of SE activities that are important to the ProgramOne stop reference for SE StaffMore easily updated as standalone docMust be linked closely to the PMP
9 Tailoring the SEMP How Complex is the Program? For simpler Programs, depopulate unnecessary or low payback activitiesHow complete is the PMP?Does PMP cover all specialty and sub-specialty practice areas?SEMP must fill in or reference PMP for important elementsWhat standard processes exist in your Org?Reference and define specific scope of applicabilityOther major Program Elements that impact SE?
10 SEMP Tailoring – Must Haves Requirements Management ProcessBaselines & Configuration ManagementProgram ReviewsTechnical Performance MeasuresSystem VerificationAll of these elements must be accounted for between the SEMP and PMP
12 Does your Organization have: Standardized plan formatsSpecification formatsDetailed process documentationIf not:Use other existing formats includingMilitary StandardsClassical formatsAvoid “Not Invented Here” syndromeThese are proven complete and workable
13 New Defense Acquisition Docs refer to SEP ReferencesINCOSEDefense Acquisition University (DAU)Ken Rigby, Rigby Publishing Ltd.spark.airtime.co.uk/users/wysywig/semp.htmNew Defense Acquisition Docs refer to SEP
14 SEP Focus AreasProgram Requirements Capabilities, CONOPS, KPPs Statutory/regulatory Specified/derived performance Certifications Design considerationsTechnical Staffing/Organization Technical authority Lead Systems Engineer IPT coordination/organization Organizational depthTechnical Baseline Management Who is responsible Definition of baselines Requirements traceability Specification tree and WBS link Technical maturityTechnical Review Planning Event-driven reviews Management of reviews Technical authority chair Key stakeholder participation Peer participationIntegration with Overall Management of the Program Linkage with other program plans Program manager’s role in technical reviews Risk management integration Test and logistics integration Contracting considerations
15 Presented by: Francis Peter Manager, Systems and Programs Management Sciences, Inc.6022 Constitution Ave, NEAlbuquerque, NM(505)