If the project or software lead engineer submits a deviation or waiver request against any of the NPR requirements, the following items are among those considered by the ETA when assessing the deviation or waiver request.
The ETA who is assessing the deviation or waiver request also considers the interactions between the impacts determined above and those found by others considering the following areas:
|ETA's (Engineering Technical Authority) considerations include the interests of systems stakeholders, support organization functions, and other interested parties.|
Information and results for deviation and waiver request activities are recorded and tracked in the project's configuration management system. Information on configuration management systems is available throughout the NASA literature. This documentation typically includes request procedures (see SWE-113), configuration control techniques, general instructions for evaluating impacts, and guidelines for completing the necessary forms. Project development activities typically draw upon these resources to develop project-specific documentation. The request packages are typically processed through management chains, through project control boards, and to higher administrative and management levels, e.g., the Headquarters' OCE, when appropriate.
Additional guidance on deviations and waivers related to contracts may be found in the following related topic in this Handbook: Topic 7.4 - Flow Down of NPR Requirements to Contracts and to Other Centers in Multi-Center Projects.