Why the TEMP Answers Why?
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The TEMP, or Test and Evaluation Master Plan, is the framework for an acquisition program s Test and Evaluation TE program. The TEMP is a four-part critical program document that links directly to the Acquisition Strategy and the System Performance Specification. The TEMP shows how the program will verify and validate the system requirements, whereas the Acquisition Strategy speaks to the management of the acquisition of the requirements, and the System Performance Specification guides the development of those requirements. The TEMP has a crucial role in ensuring that the system meets the users requirements and capabilities. Each of the TEMP s four parts is integral to answering the why questions surrounding the programming and planning for the developmental test DT and operational test OT and evaluation methods and resources. If the TEMP is written correctly, the order of the four parts also tells a story and answers these why questions effectively. If these why questions are used when creating a TEMP, it will be a very useful document for managing the test program.
- Administration and Management
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies