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15 Mar 2005The project management is conducted by the CLASS Project Management Team (CPMT), with representatives from each government and contractor

    NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service

    (NESDIS)

Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System

    (CLASS)

    Master Project Management Plan

    CLASS-1028-CLS-PLN-MPMP

    March 15, 2005

CLASS Project Master Project Management Plan

    Version Description of Version Date Completed 0.1 Initial draft 8/12/02 0.2 Incorporated Tino and QA comments 9/9/02 0.3 Incorporated CPMT comments 11/08/02 1.0 Approved by CPMT on 12/03 removed “draft” 12/10/02 1.1 Update 4/21/03 1.2 Incorporated QA review comments approved by Tino 8/12/03 1.3 Incorporated Richard Reynolds comments new organization 8/24/03 1.4 Updated WBS for FY04 10/07/03 1.5 Incorporated SEPG review comments 10/15/03 1.6 Incorporated SEPG review comments 09/30/04 1.7 01/17/05 Updated to clarify planning, acquisition, stakeholder involvement,

    measurements, and risk/action tracking.

    1.8 Included review comments from Scott McCormick. 03/09/05 2.0 Updated comments showing approval from CPMT. 03/15/05

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    Project Plan Review History

    Reviewer Version Reviewed Approval Date

    1.7 02/09/05 SEPG

    1.8 03/15/05 CPMT

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    Revisions .....................................................................................................................................i Review & Approval ................................................................................................................... ii Contents .................................................................................................................................... iii 1 Project Definition ..................................................................................................................... 1 1.1 OVERVIEW ............................................................................................................................. 1 1.2 SCOPE .................................................................................................................................... 2

    1.2.1 Process ..................................................................................................................................... 2

    1.2.2 Location/Organization .............................................................................................................. 2

    1.2.3 Data ......................................................................................................................................... 3

    1.2.4 Application ............................................................................................................................... 3

    1.2.5 Technology ............................................................................................................................... 3 1.3 DELIVERABLES ....................................................................................................................... 4

    1.4 ASSUMPTIONS AND CONSTRAINTS........................................................................................... 4

    1.5 SUCCESS AND COMPLETION CRITERIA ..................................................................................... 5

    1.5.1 Acceptance Criteria .................................................................................................................. 5

    1.5.2 Critical Success Factors ........................................................................................................... 5 1.6 REFERENCE MATERIALS ......................................................................................................... 5

    1.7 DOCUMENT MAINTENANCE .................................................................................................... 6

    2 Management Structure ............................................................................................................. 8 2.1 PROJECT LIFECYCLE ............................................................................................................... 8

    2.2 PROJECT ORGANIZATION ........................................................................................................ 9

    2.2.1 Project Roles and Responsibilities ............................................................................................ 9

    2.2.2 External Interfaces ................................................................................................................. 11

    2.2.3 Internal Coordination ............................................................................................................. 11 2.3 COMMUNICATION ................................................................................................................. 12

    2.4 RISK MANAGEMENT ............................................................................................................. 13

    2.4.1 Risks ....................................................................................................................................... 13

    2.4.2 Issues and Action Items........................................................................................................... 13 3 Planning and Control .............................................................................................................. 14 3.1 ESTIMATION ......................................................................................................................... 14

    3.2 RESOURCE IDENTIFICATION .................................................................................................. 14

    3.2.1 Staff ........................................................................................................................................ 14

    3.2.2 Time ....................................................................................................................................... 14

    3.2.3 Materials ................................................................................................................................ 14 3.3 RESOURCE ALLOCATION....................................................................................................... 14

    3.3.1 Work Breakdown Structure ..................................................................................................... 14

    3.3.2 Schedule ................................................................................................................................. 16 3.4 TRACKING AND CONTROL ..................................................................................................... 16

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    3.4.1 Cost and Schedule Tracking and Control ................................................................................ 16

    3.4.2 Quality Tracking and Control ................................................................................................. 16

    3.4.3 Functionality Tracking and Control ........................................................................................ 16

    3.4.4 Measurements ........................................................................................................................ 16

    3.4.5 Stakeholder Involvement ......................................................................................................... 16 4 Technical Process ................................................................................................................... 17 4.1 ENGINEERING ....................................................................................................................... 17

    4.1.1 Environment ........................................................................................................................... 17

    4.1.2 Methods, Tools and Techniques .............................................................................................. 18

    4.1.3 Process Training .................................................................................................................... 18 4.2 TECHNOLOGY ....................................................................................................................... 19

    4.2.1 Environment ........................................................................................................................... 19

    4.2.2 Methods, Tools, and Techniques ............................................................................................. 19

    4.2.3 Technical Training ................................................................................................................. 20 5 Supporting Plans .................................................................................................................... 21 5.1 CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT ........................................................................................... 21

    5.2 QUALITY MANAGEMENT ...................................................................................................... 21

    5.3 TESTING ............................................................................................................................... 21 5.4 SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT ................................................................................................... 21

    5.5 OPERATIONS SUPPORT .......................................................................................................... 21

    5.6 TEAM ACTIVITY PLANS ........................................................................................................ 21

    6 Definitions and Acronyms ...................................................................................................... 22

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    List of Tables

    Table 1 - CLASS Major Deliverables ...................................................................................................... 4 Table 2 - CLASS Project Management Team Voting Members ................................................................ 9 Table 3 - CLASS Project Roles and Responsibilities ................................................................................ 9 Table 4 - CLASS Work Breakdown Structure for FY05 ......................................................................... 15 Table 5. SEPG Members ....................................................................................................................... 17 Table 6. SET Members .......................................................................................................................... 18

    List of Figures

    Figure 1 - CLASS Project Organization ................................................................................................. 11 CLASS-1028-CLS-PLN-MPMP Page v

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    This document describes the overall management approach for work to be performed for the National

    Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Environmental Satellite, Data, and

    Information Service (NESDIS), on the Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System (CLASS)

    project. CLASS is an evolutionary development effort that involves several different government and

    contractor groups in various geographic locations. This Master Project Management Plan (MPMP)

    defines the common principles and guidelines to be followed by all participating groups. Each group

    supplements this overall plan with a detailed activity plan with specific information related to

    management of its component(s) of the system. The MPMP will be reviewed at the start of each NOAA

    fiscal year, and updated as necessary.

    Section 1 describes the overall scope and objectives for the CLASS project. It includes the following

    topics:

    ? Overview describes the CLASS project objectives and background

    ? Scope defines the work included in the CLASS implementation

    ? Deliverables identifies major work products that will be delivered, and an overall timeline for

    their delivery

    ? Assumptions and Constraints identifies the assumptions and constraints that underlie this plan.

    Changes to the assumptions or constraints will affect the scope, cost, and/or schedule for this

    project.

    ? Success and Completion Criteria identifies the acceptance criteria for the project and the critical

    success factors

    ? Reference Material refers the reader to additional material for more information on the CLASS

    project

    1.1 Overview

    The CLASS project is being conducted in support of the NESDIS mission to acquire, archive, and

    disseminate environmental data. NESDIS has been acquiring this data for more than 30 years, from a

    variety of in situ and remote sensing observing systems throughout the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and from a number of its partners. NESDIS foresees significant

    growth in both the data volume and the user population for this data, and has therefore initiated this effort

    to evolve current technologies to meet future needs.

    The long-term goal for CLASS is the stewardship of all environmental data archived at the NOAA

    National Data Centers (NNDC). The initial objective for CLASS is to support specifically the following

    campaigns:

    ? NOAA and Department of Defense (DoD) Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellites

    (POES) and Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP)

    ? NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES)

    ? National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Earth Observing System (EOS)

    Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)

    ? National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS)

    ? The NPOESS Preparatory Program (NPP)

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    ? EUMETSAT Meteorological Operational Satellite (Metop) Program

    ? NOAA NEXt generation weather RADAR (NEXRAD) Program The development of CLASS is expected to be a long-term, evolutionary process, as current and new

    campaigns are incorporated into the CLASS architecture. This master project management plan defines

    project characteristics that are expected to be applicable over the life of the project. However, as conditions change over time, this plan will be updated as necessary to provide current and relevant project management guidance.

    1.2 Scope

    This section defines the CLASS scope in terms of both business scope (processes, location, and

    organization) and technical scope (data, applications, technology).

    1.2.1 Process

    The goal of CLASS is to provide a single portal for access to NOAA environmental data, some of which

    is stored in CLASS and some available from other archives. The major processes required to meet this goal that are in scope for CLASS are:

    ? Ingest of environmental data from CLASS data providers

    ? Extraction and recording of metadata describing the data stored in CLASS

    ? Archiving data

    ? Browse and search capability to assist users in finding data

    ? Distribution of CLASS data in response to user request

    ? Identification and location of environmental data that is not stored within CLASS, and connection

    with the owning system

    ? Charging for data, as appropriate (see out of scope note below)

    ? Operational support processes: 24x7 availability, disaster recovery, help desk/user support

    While the capability of charging for media delivery of data is a requirement for CLASS, the development of an e-Commerce system to support financial transactions is out of scope. CLASS will interface with another system, NESDIS e-commerce System (NeS), for financial transactions; definition and

    implementation of the CLASS side of that interface is in scope for this project.

    1.2.2 Location/Organization

    CLASS is being developed and operated under the direction of the NESDIS Office of Systems

    Development, having been under the direction of the NESDIS Chief Information Officer (CIO) during the period 2001 2003 (through Release 2.0). CLASS is being developed by NOAA and contractor personnel associated with the Office of Systems

    Development (OSD) at the CLASS-MD site in Suitland, MD and at the CLASS_WV site in Fairmont,

    WV, the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) in Asheville, NC, and the National Geophysical Data

    Center (NGDC) in Boulder, CO.

    The operational system is currently located at the NOAA facility in Suitland, MD, with a second

    operational facility at the NCDC facility in Asheville, NC.

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    The project management is conducted by the CLASS Project Management Team (CPMT), with

    representatives from each government and contractor team participating in CLASS development and

    operations and chaired by the OSD Project Manager. Section 2.2 describes the organizational structure

    for the CLASS project.

    1.2.3 Data

    Data stored in CLASS includes the following categories:

    ? Environmental data ingested and archived by CLASS. Currently this includes data for each of the

    campaigns listed in Section 1.1, and certain product and in situ data

    ? Descriptive data received with the environmental data, used to support browsing and searching

    the CLASS archive

    ? Descriptive data maintained by CLASS to support searching for data maintained in other (non-

    CLASS) repositories

    ? Operational data required to support the general operation of the system that is not related to

    environmental data (e.g., user information, system parameters) 1.2.4 Application

    A goal for CLASS is to reuse existing systems where possible. Existing systems that have been identified

    as sources for CLASS functionality include:

    ? The Satellite Active Archive (SAA) system, which provided the basis for the CLASS Archive

    and Distribution function

    ? The Satellite Archive Browse and Retrieval (SABR) system

    ? The NOAA National Virtual Data System (NVDS)

    1.2.5 Technology

    The following technology components are in scope of the CLASS project:

    ? Application servers

    ? Data storage and retrieval hardware and system software

    ? Database management system

    ? Network connectivity between each of the multiple operational CLASS sites and the NOAA

    backbone

    ? Telephone call director for help desk support

    Network connectivity between the data providers and the NOAA backbone is out of scope for CLASS. It

    is assumed data providers have access to the NOAA backbone, or can stage the data in a location

    accessible to CLASS via the backbone or via the Internet.

    Development, upgrade, or maintenance of the NOAA backbone is out of scope for the CLASS project.

    The CLASS customer interface is conducted over the Internet using standard browser technology. No

    client software or hardware for interfacing with the customer is in scope.

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    1.3 Deliverables

    The following table identifies the major deliverables for CLASS, and the estimated delivery dates. These

    are key high-level support requirements; more detailed interim milestones are defined in the detailed

    implementation activity plans. The table shows the updated status for each deliverable since the last

    version of this document. Due to budget considerations and revised priorities for NESDIS, some

    deliverables have been rescheduled or put on indefinite hold, as reflected in the table.

    Table 1 - CLASS Major Deliverables

    Deliverable Date Update CLASS Release 1.0 December 2002 Delivered GOES Initial Operating Capability distribute GOES data December 2002 Cancelled GOES Archive and Distribution June 2003 December 2003 Creation of Geotiff Images June 2003 TBD Geospatial Databases December 2003 TBD DMSP Archive and Distribute (SABR) integration December 2003 TBD EOS/MODIS Archive and Distribution December 2003 June 2005 NPP Archive and Distribution (end-to-end test) June 2004 January 2006 Metop Archive and Distribution (end-to-end test) October 2004 September 2005 CLASS Release 2.0 Delivered CLASS Release 3.0 Delivered CLASS Release 3.1 Delivered CLASS Release 3.2 March 2005 CLASS Release 3.3 June 2005 CLASS Release 4.0 December 2005 CLASS Release 4.1 January 2006 CLASS Release 4.2 July 2006 CLASS Release 4.3 October 2006 1.4 Assumptions and Constraints

    The following assumptions and constraints underlie the project plan for CLASS. Changes to these factors

    could affect the cost, schedule, or scope of the work included in this plan.

    Assumption Update The communication link between Suitland and Asheville is Link installed and in use upgraded and meets the needs for data transfer between the

    sites.

The E-Commerce system to be used for managing CLASS E-Commerce requirements changed to

    financial transactions will be developed and available for use only charge for data delivery in physical

    by October 2005, in order to conduct interface testing with media. The MD-050 (Interface Control CLASS prior to the NPP end-to-end test. The interface Document) scheduled for completion by

    between CLASS and the E-Commerce system was defined April 2005.

    September 2004 so the CLASS team can begin work on the

    CLASS interface code in time to meet the October

    2005milestone.

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