||Location (Not Relevant: Not Relevant: Scope of appraisal is defined as “RMS, Tucson, Arizona.” Single location.)
Customer (Not Relevant: Not Relevant: Although all customers are DoD at this time, customer type does not impact the process used, tier selection, however, does)
Size (Not Relevant: Not Relevant: Program size is one of the many elements considered when assigning a tier to a program)
Organizational Structure (Not Relevant: Not Relevant: The same process (RMS Directive System) is used for programs within all product lines. (RMS has merged several product lines in the past 4 years, illustrating process commonality.)
Type of Work (Not Relevant: Not Relevant: All tier 1, 2, 3 programs are development)
Tier: Tiers are “canned starting points” for tailoring projects, and therefore determine categories of treatment and categories of requirements for projects. Tier determinations are based on the end-use of a product. Tiers 1,2,3 are within the scope of this appraisal.