Development of DoD Configuration Management Portfolio with MIL-HDBK-61B
The CM Integrated Product Team (IPT) and Steering Committee developed and actively managed the government and international standards committee with the creation of a new CM portfolio. The latest player within the CM portfolio is the updated government MIL- HDBK61B, replacing the old MIL-HDBK-61A handbook. This new handbook serves as a pointer to the various CM documents within the portfolio to cover DoD activities.
To provide a coordinated government response to the development of this CM portfolio, a cross-functional committee was set up in partnership with the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) umbrella.
The original effort was spearheaded by the USAF and eventually transferred to the US Navy to complete development and release of the MIL-HDBK-61B. Designated team members from OSD, USAF, US Army, USMC, and US Navy held several on-site meetings and telecons to develop the final document over a three-year period.
CM is the first broad process portfolio that has successfully completed this type of transfer, resulting in $4.5M/year in Reduced Total Ownership Costs (RTOC) across the DoD umbrella. Other efficiencies include faster product development speed and quality improvements.
Team members honored include: Patty Fenwick, Bob Flagg, Daniel Christensen, Tom Schneider and Bruce Burnside