NASA

As with all Federal agencies, NASA’s development efforts have been impacted by the expectation of continued constrained budgets for the foreseeable future. NASA’s role has expanded to include supporting and certifying commercial launch providers for low earth orbit (LEO), as well as developing its own space launch system and multi-purpose crew vehicle. Dassault Systèmes meets these challenges with solutions for large complex program management, as well as 3D digital certification tools for aerospace. This is in addition to Simulation Lifecycle Management (SLM) solutions offered for managing modeling and simulation analyses traceable to all program requirements and design decisions. Our Program Management tools also support earned value management, linked directly to contracts, schedules, and deliverables. Commercial Launch Providers—Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) Program and the Commercial Crew Program (CCP)—NASA faces challenges in certifying and acquiring these services from commercial entities. Certification and assuring the commercial providers meet safety and performance requirements through appropriate oversight will have to be developed concurrently with the new industry sector. Space Launch System (SLS) and Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV)—NASA’s challenge is to concurrently develop a launch system and crew vehicle and modify the necessary supporting ground systems while meeting its mandate that exploration systems be affordable, sustainable, and realistic. Cost increases and schedule delays on its projects are a long-standing issue for NASA. The severe budget constraints, in addition to budget volatility from Congress, makes multi-year program planning challenging at best. Effectively managing technical stretch objectives, technical complexity and uncertainty, funding instability, and project management competencies, are all solution capabilities offered by Dassault Systèmes solutions. Dassault Systèmes solutions support tracking project performance against cost, schedule, and technical metrics for Earned Value Management (EVM) assessment. As program or project budgets get reallocated and re-baselined, project change management is required to address the interdependences of contracts, sub-projects, and their deliverables.

As with all Federal agencies, NASA’s development efforts have been impacted by the expectation of continued constrained budgets for the foreseeable future.

NASA’s role has expanded to include supporting and certifying commercial launch providers for low earth orbit (LEO), as well as developing its own space launch system and multi-purpose crew vehicle. Dassault Systèmes meets these challenges with solutions for large complex program management, as well as 3D digital certification tools for aerospace. This is in addition to Simulation Lifecycle Management (SLM) solutions offered for managing modeling and simulation analyses traceable to all program requirements and design decisions. Our Program Management tools also support earned value management, linked directly to contracts, schedules, and deliverables.

Commercial Launch Providers—Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) Program and the Commercial Crew Program (CCP)—NASA faces challenges in certifying and acquiring these services from commercial entities. Certification and assuring the commercial providers meet safety and performance requirements through appropriate oversight will have to be developed concurrently with the new industry sector.

Space Launch System (SLS) and Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV)—NASA’s challenge is to concurrently develop a launch system and crew vehicle and modify the necessary supporting ground systems while meeting its mandate that exploration systems be affordable, sustainable, and realistic.

Cost increases and schedule delays on its projects are a long-standing issue for NASA. The severe budget constraints, in addition to budget volatility from Congress, makes multi-year program planning challenging at best. Effectively managing technical stretch objectives, technical complexity and uncertainty, funding instability, and project management competencies, are all solution capabilities offered by Dassault Systèmes solutions. Dassault Systèmes solutions support tracking project performance against cost, schedule, and technical metrics for Earned Value Management (EVM) assessment. As program or project budgets get reallocated and re-baselined, project change management is required to address the interdependences of contracts, sub-projects, and their deliverables.