Standard Practice for Manpower and Personnel
This Standard covers Manpower and Personnel (M&P) processes throughout planning, design, development, test, production, use, and disposal of a system. Depending on contract phase and/or complexity of the program, tailoring can be applied. The scope of this standard includes Prime and Sub-contractor M&P activities; it does not include Government M&P activities.
The primary goals of a contractor M&P program typically include:
Ensuring that the system design complies with the latest customer manpower estimates (numbers and mix of personnel, plus availability) and that discrepancies are reported to management and the customer.
Ensuring that the system design is regularly compared to the latest customer Personnel estimates (capabilities and limitations) and that discrepancies are reported to management and the customer.
Identifying, coordinating, tracking, and resolving M&P risks and issues and ensuring that they are:
Reflected in the contractor proposal, budgets, and plans.
Raised at design, management, and program reviews.
Debated in Working Group meetings.
Coordinated with Training, Logistics, and the other HSI disciplines.
Included appropriately in documentation and deliverable data items.
Identifying and pursuing opportunities to reduce Manpower and Personnel demands and costs.
Ensuring that M&P considerations are addressed in analyses, design decisions, trade-offs, and design changes (e.g., ECPs).
Conducting Manpower and Personnel analysis activities and supporting human factors analyses (e.g., workload analysis) and other HSI domain analyses to provide evidence to support design decisions and trade-offs and to coordinate shared data (e.g., task analyses).
Ensuring that M&P analyses and results are timely, technically competent/complete, and in a format that enables them to be included in design decisions, tradeoffs, and changes.
Ensuring that M&P issues discovered in test, evaluation, demonstration, Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E), and operations are tracked and resolved in a technically competent/complete and timely manner.
Ensuring that the subjects used in experiments, simulations, tests, evaluations, and demonstrations are consistent with the customer’s latest projected target audiences.
This standard was written to support a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) system acquisition need for a Manpower and Personnel Standard Practice. However, its applicability is not limited to the DoD.