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JCIDS Process

Key Performance Parameters (KPP)

  Key Performance Parameters (KPP) are key system capabilities that must be met for a system to meet its operational goals. The Capability Development Document (CDD) and Capability Production Document (CPD) identify the KPP(s) that contribute to the desired operational …

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JCIDS Process

JCIDS Manual of Operations

Replaced   Note: The Manual for the Operations of the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) has been replaced by CJCSI 5123.01H.   Note: The new Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Instruction (CJCSI) 5123.01H “Charter Joint Requirements Oversight …

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JCIDS Process

Sustainment Key Performance Parameter

  The Sustainment Key Performance Parameter (KPP) is mandatory for all systems and is designed to enhance system life-cycle management. The attributes for the Sustainment KPP are identified in the Capability Development Document (CDD) and Capability Production Document (CPD) and …

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Major Reviews

Preliminary Design Review (PDR)

  The Preliminary Design Review (PDR) is a technical assessment that establishes the Allocated Baseline of a system to ensure a system is operationally effective.  A PDR is conducted before the start of detailed design work and is the first opportunity for the …

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Business & Marketing

Supply and Demand

  Supply and Demand is an economic model of price determination in a market. It concludes that in a competitive market, the unit price for a particular good will vary until it settles at a point where the quantity demanded …

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Major Reviews

Critical Design Review (CDR)

  A Critical Design Review (CDR) is a multi-disciplined technical review to ensure that a system can proceed into fabrication, demonstration, and test and can meet stated performance requirements within cost, schedule, and risk.  A successful CDR is predicated upon …

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Acquisition Process

Critical Design Review (CDR)

  A Critical Design Review (CDR) is a multi-disciplined technical review to ensure that a system can proceed into fabrication, demonstration, and test and can meet stated performance requirements within cost, schedule, and risk.  A successful CDR is predicated upon …

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Business & Marketing

Controlling Process

  The “Controlling Process” is a method that can be used to make sure standards are being met within an organization. It involves the careful collection of information about a system, process, person, or group of people in order to …

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Schedule Development

Line of Balance (LOB)

  Line of Balance (LOB) is a management control process for collecting, measuring, and presenting facts relating to time (see Schedule Control), cost, and accomplishment – all measured against a specific plan. It shows the process, status, background, timing, and …

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