The Integrated Master Plan is the Strategy for the success completion of the project. It shows the Accomplishments and the Criteria for these Accomplishments needed for the successful completion of the project.
The Map of the relationship between these Accomplishments and Criteria shows how the performed work increases the maturity of products, services, or outcomes of the project.
This approach is distinctly different from the horizontal approach of scheduling work by linking work activities in a sequence and measuring progress by the passage of time and consumption of resources. While there are products produced from this horizontal paradigm, there are no explicit measures of the increasing maturity of the work products.
In order to reveal how to increase the maturity of the produced products some form of map is needed. This is an example of one.
The Aerodynamics Flight Test will be complete when the following Significant Accomplishments are complete.
These Significant Accomplishments include the items shown by discipline - System Engineering & Integration, Safety and Mission Assurance, Spacecraft (structures), Software and Avionics, Operations, AI&P (Assembly Integration & Production), and Flight Test.
Under each of these Significant Accomplishments (SA) are the Accomplishment Criteria (AC), which are the Exit Criteria for each of the Work Packages that contain the actual work activities for this specific Program Event (Aerodynamics Flight Test Complete). These Work Packages, their Tasks are where the work takes place. The Criteria and the Accomplishments are the maturity map for the project showing how the maturity increases and what measures of this maturity are needed.
These measures are Measures of Effectiveness and Measures of Performance.