Programs at a medium-size electronics design and manufacturing company are conducted under a development policy of a stage-gate format. By this policy, a document is created by the multifunctional development team at each milestone (or gate), reviewed by management for approval, and entered into an archive. Information to be included in each milestone document is described by the policy, making the archive a source of program information thought to be relatively uniform.
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