Other Standards

Other standards have been promulgated that can be used by the project management team in order to assist in the design and development of systems. Military Standard 499B, discussed earlier, contains a list of such standards, which is reproduced here as Table 2.1. From this, we see a variety of military standards and handbooks on important subjects such as configuration management, environmental analysis, human factors, manufacturing, quality, reliability, safety, security, and value engineering. For those who may be operating as acquisition agents for systems, standards are available that can provide inputs to such activities as reviews and audits, work breakdown structures (WBSs), statements of work (SOWs), technical data packages, and specifications.

TABLE 2.1 Standards Cited in Mid-Std-499B

Technical Discipline

Reference

Configuration management

Mil-Std-480/481/482/483

Climatic Information

Mil-Std-21G

Computer-aided acquisition and

logistics support

Mil-Hdbk-59

Corrosion prevention and control

Mil-Std-125G

Mil-Std-1568

Environmental analysis

Mil-Std-81G

Electromagnetic compatibility

Mil-Std-1541

Mil-Std-461

Mil-E-6G51

Mil-Hdbk-237

Electrostatic discharge

Mil-Std-1686

Human factors

Mil-Std-1472

Mil-Std-1794

Mil-Std-18GG

Mil-Hdbk-763

Mil-H-46855

Maintainability

Mil-Std-47G

Mil-Std-1843

Mil-Std-2184

Mil-Hdbk-791

Manufacturing

Mil-Std-1528

Nondestructive inspection

Mil-Hdbk-728

Mil-Hdbk-731

Mil-I-6GG

Parts control

Mil-Std-965

Producibility

Mil-Hdbk-727

Quality

Mil-Q-9858

Mil-I-452G8

Reliability/durability

Mil-Std-785

Mil-Std-153G

Mil-Std-1543

Mil-Std-1783

Mil-Std-1796

Mil-Std-1798

Mil-Std-2164

System safety engineering

Mil-Std-882

Software

DoD-Std-2167

Mil-Std-18G3

Mil-Std-1815

Mil-Hdbk-287

Software quality assurance

DoD-Std-2168

DoD-Hdbk-286

Supportability

Mil-Std-1388

Survivability

Mil-Std-1799

Mil-Std-2G69

DoD-Std-2169

Mil-Hdbk-336

System security

Mil-Std-1785

Telecommunications

Mil-Std-188-xxx

Testability

Mil-Std-2165

Thermal design/analysis

Mil-Hdbk-251

Transportability

Mil-Std-1367

Mil-Hdbk-157

Value engineering

Mil-Std-1771

Technical reviews and audits

Mil-Std-1521

Work breakdown structure

Mil-Std-881

Statement of work preparation

Mil-Hdbk-245

Technical data package

Mil-T-31GG

Specification practices

Mil-Std-49G

Mil-S-8349G

Increasingly, standards are being produced in various domain-specific areas (e.g., telecommunications, information security) under the sponsorship of professional organizations such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Electronic Industries Association (EIA). The IEEE has been very active in systems and software engineering and has produced a variety of standards in both subjects. Work in the latter area has been especially significant (see Chapter 10), but systems engineering has not been neglected (see Chapter 12). Other government agencies outside the Department of Defense have also been concerned with the formulation of various kinds of standards. In this category, the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) has a specific charter to develop standards. The responsible Project Manager and Chief Systems Engineer will assure themselves that standards that might be applicable to their project are examined in detail to make sure that, where necessary, the project is in conformance with such standards.

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