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Critical Path Templates and BMP Templates
This survey was structured around and concentrated on the functional areas of design, test, production,
facilities, logistics, and management as presented in the Department of Defense 4245.7 M, Transition from
Development to Production document. This publication defines the proper tools or templates that consti
tute the critical path for a successful material acquisition program. It describes techniques for improving
the acquisition process by addressing it as an industrial process that focuses on the product's design, test,
and production phases which are interrelated and interdependent disciplines.
The BMP program has continued to build on this knowledge base by developing 17 new templates that
complement the existing DOD 4245.7 M templates. These BMP templates address new or emerging tech
nologies and processes.
CRITICAL PATH TEMPLATES
TRANSITION FROM DEVELOPMENT TO PRODUCTION