Assessment Process


SCRAM contains a set of process models that are used to assess the risks to program schedule compliance. These models contain best practices that address common causes of project schedule slippage. The methodology and models can be applied to any major System and Software Engineering Activity across the lifecycle of a project.




SCRAM has seven processes:

  1. Assessment Preparation: Formation of the assessment team with key people, creation of an assessment schedule and SCRAM training.
  2. Project Awareness: Brief program on how SCRAM works and the assessment schedule, receive a briefing from the program on current status and review program documentation
  3. Project Risk/Issue Identification: Conduct interview with management and technical leads, review program artifacts and review basis of estimates for staffing and schedule.
  4. Project Schedule Validation: Check the schedule alignment in the work breakdown structure, identify and evaluation critical and near-critical path tasks, and check the schedule for correctness and completeness.
  5. Data Consolidation and Validation: Review interview notes and program artifacts and tag information to the cause and effect model.
  6. Schedule Compliance Risk Analysis: Give a quantitative risk rating to tasks on the critical and near-critical path and perform a Monte Carlo analysis on the schedule.
  7. Observation and Reporting: Record observations, findings and recommendations, prepare and deliver out-brief, and prepare and deliver assessment report to sponsor.

The SCRAM Process Reference / Assessment Model (PR/AM) is available for immediate download. 

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