Integrated Master Schedule (IMS)

Keywords integrated schedule master schedule program execution
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1. Format.
The IMS shall be created using a network capable Commercially Off the Shelf (COTS) scheduling software application. Unless otherwise provided in the CDRL, the IMS shall be delivered electronically in the native digital format (i.e., an electronic file produced by the contractor’s scheduling tool). (Note: When the technology is available, the CDRL may be tailored, upon agreement between the prime contractor and the Government representative, to allow the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) X12 standard (806 transaction set), the United Nations Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce and Transport (UN/EDIFACT) standard (PROTAP message), or the XML equivalent to be used to submit data electronically to the procuring activity with on-line access to the data.

2. Content.
The schedule shall contain the contract milestones, accomplishments, and discrete tasks/activities (including planning packages where applicable) from contract award to the completion of the contract. The schedule shall be an integrated, logical network-based schedule that correlates to the CWBS, and is vertically and horizontally traceable to the cost/schedule reporting instrument used to address variances such as the CPR (if applicable). The schedule shall have a numbering system that provides traceability to the IMP (if applicable) and SOW. It shall contain contractual milestones and descriptions and display summary, intermediate, and detailed schedules, and periodic analysis of progress to date. It shall include fields and data that enable the user to access the information by product, process, or organizational lines.

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USE/RELATIONSHIP: The Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) is an integrated schedule containing the networked, detailed tasks necessary to ensure successful program execution. The IMS is vertically traceable to the Integrated Master Plan (IMP) (if applicable), the Contract Work Breakdown Structure (CWBS), and the Statement of Work (SOW). The IMS shall be used to verify attainability of contract objectives, to evaluate progress toward meeting program objectives, and to integrate the program schedule activities with all related components. This DID is applicable to development, major modification, and low rate initial production efforts; it is not typically applied to full rate production efforts.

a. This Data Item Description (DID) contains the format and content preparation instructions for the data product generated by the specific and discrete task requirement as delineated in the contract.

b. This DID shall be applied to contracts that require Earned Value Management (EVM) and other contracts based on the contract risk assessment. Refer to the Earned Value Management Implementation Guide (EVMIG) for guidance on tailoring reporting.

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