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Configuration management activities are to be completed in the cycle nature. The product is going to be identified (the medium weight vehicles only in our case), then produced, stored, used and the final stage is change control. After this the process is to be repeated with the creation of a change request resulted in creation of a new product which is to be identified, produced and exported for usage.
This process is to be repeated again and again as the slight of great changes in the product are necessary. The configuration management will be supported by one automated synchronizing mechanism helpful in storage of the items (Hass 2003).
Independent Verification and Validation
Independent verification and validation is going to be held at each stage of the product development. The process of configuration management is also going to be subjected to this procedure.
The independent verification and validation is going to be held as “a process by which interested parties (who were involved in a model’s origins, development and implementation) can determine, with some level of confidence whether o not the model’s result can be used in decision making” (Robinson 2004, p. 221).
The process of independent verification and validation is important for our affair as it helps consider the timeline and progress of the process of manufacturing.
The documentation of the project is going to include the following items, project management plan, environmental management plan, project contractual document, and vehicle specifications. These documents are to be prepared in accordance with the norm and within a particular deadline to make sure that all the legal aspects of the manufacturing are followed.
|Document type||Format standard||Estimated page number||Peer review type|
|Project Management Plan||The plan should consist of the title page, project summary, project charter, project tradeoff matrix and status summary, project organization, activity list, work product identification, project schedule, estimated cost at completion, project staffing plan, project requirements, risk identification, configuration management plan, quality plan, top five issues, and action item status.||20-30 pages||Open peer review|
|Environmental Management Plan||This plan is going to contain a description of the carried activities of the production, pollution risks, roles and responsibilities of the staff responsible for the issue, emergency preparedness and response, improvement and review facts.||10-15 pages||Open peer review|
|Project Contractual Document||Responsibilities and rights of the producers||5-10 pages||Open peer review|
|Vehicle Specifications||A detailed description of the products which are manufactured with the drawings and schemes.||5-10 pages||Open peer review|
The quality of the product is going to be defined in the specific document called Vehicle Specification. The items are going to be manufactured in accordance with this specific data. As it has already been mentioned, only medium weight vehicles are going to be produced.
Vehicle capability will be based on the basis of the array of variants in both configurations, protected and unprotected. The items are going to include “semi-trailers, tow trucks, integrated load handling systems and flatbeds” (Field Vehicles and Trailers 2012). About 56 vehicles are going to be produced monthly to assure that all the quality requirements are followed. After three years of such production, the company is going to produce 57 items monthly which will increase the annual outcome by 12 items and will comprise 684 vehicles.
Hass, AMJ 2003, Configuration Management Principles and Practice, Addison-Wesley Professional, New York.
Robinson, S 2004, Simulation: The practice of model development and use, John Wiley & Sons, New York.
‘Field Vehicles and Trailers LAND 121 Phase 3’ 2012, Australian Government Department of Defence.