Phase I Identification


  • Identify stakeholder and obtain buy-in;
  • Consist of process owners and technical experts;
  • Integral to implementation;
  • Determine project scope;
  • Identify target chemical(s)/process(es)/substrates;
  • Identify pervasive uses;
  • Down select/scope project applications;
  • Obtain contractor/program managers agreement/buy-in to participate.

Phase II Technical


  • Identify technical requirements for specific applications;
  • Identify potential alternatives;
  • Obtain technical stakeholders consensus;
  • Determine engineering performance requirements necessary to validate alternatives.


Products: Potential Alternatives Report (PAR) and Joint Test Protocol (JTP).



Phase III Business


  • Engage business representatives with goals and resource requirements necessary to proceed with P2 projects;
  • Develop business strategy to test and implement desired alternative material(s)/process(es):
    • Adjudicate cost share;
    • Identify testing location(s);
    • Determine logistics requirements;
    • Determine magnitude of change.


Products: Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA), Funding Profiles, and Performance Measures.



Phase IV Alternative Demonstration and Validation


  • Perform required tests in accordance with approved engineering performance requirements, (i.e., JTP);
  • Analyze the data and determine acceptability;
  • Determine project stakeholder acceptance of testing results.


Products: Joint Test Report (JTR).



Phase V Process Change Authorization


  • Obtain authorization to proceed with implementation:
    • Product produced from Phases I - IV support the implementation business case.
  • Preparation of implementation plan:
    • A Single Process Initiative (SPI) is a mechanism to implement alternative material(s)/process(es) into manufacturing;
    • NASA/DoD utilizes internal change mechanisms to effect sustainment maintenance operations.



Phase VI Implementation


  • Individual facilities implement qualified alternatives;
  • In concert with the participating stakeholders, assess the project against its objectives in terms of its performance, efficiency and impact.



Phase VII Evaluation/Feedback


  • Assess the technical conclusions of the project to generate potential new project ideas;
  • For new project ideas, start at Phase I Identification stage again.


Last updated: 11/03/2014