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CoG Bodies


Strategic Management Bodies
Executive Committee (EC) The EC is responsible for directing the course of the CoG project in alignment with sponsor and stakeholders needs. It defines the project strategic direction and provides guidance to CoG operational bodies consistent with this direction.
Purpose(s) Strategic Direction
Terms of Reference The EC is responsible for directing the course of the CoG project in alignment with sponsor and stakeholders needs. It defines the project strategic direction and provides guidance to CoG operational bodies consistent with this direction.

The EC is responsible for ensuring the proper functioning of the CoG organization, and with approval of the SC it may make changes to the organizational structure.

EC members are appointed by the SC, and the EC represents the CoG project to the SC.

Charge of the Executive Committee:
• Set the strategic direction of the CoG project and prepare the CoG strategic plan.
• Ensure that the priorities set by the Change Review Board are consistent with the project strategic direction.
• Represent the CoG project to the SC.
• Select members of the CRB, and receive reports from the CRB and core team.
Steering Committee (SC) Comprised of program managers whose agencies provide resources for COG development and infrastructure.
Purpose(s) Program Direction
Terms of Reference Comprised of program managers whose agencies provide resources for COG development and infrastructure. The SC provides a forum for funding agencies to interact on a regular basis regarding the vision, goals, and progress of the CoG effort as they relate to each agency’s mission and plans.

Agency representatives work with the Executive Committees to articulate high level goals and formulate metrics that reflect programmatic requirements. The Executive Committee reports to the SC on the status of CoG development, adoption, and collaborations.

Normally the chair of the SC will be a representative of the agency that contributes the majority of development resources to the project.

Charge of the Steering Committee:
• Communicate agency objectives and constraints to the EC to ensure that they are reflected in the CoG vision and strategic goals.
• Review and concur on CoG programmatic metrics proposed by the EC, and any changes to those metrics.
• Advise on funding issues and opportunities that may be relevant to continued progress.
• Select members of the EC, and receive reports from the EC.
• Ensure sponsoring agencies are represented on the SC.

Operational Management Bodies
Change Review Board The CRB is responsible for task prioritization, setting the contents of release schedules, and reviewing the contents of delivered releases.
Purpose(s) Task Prioritization
Terms of Reference The CRB is responsible for task prioritization, setting the contents of release schedules, and reviewing the contents of delivered releases. The CRB only reviews tickets that either require more than 1 week of development time or are expected to have a major impact. The CRB meets quarterly and reports to the EC. Members are appointed by the EC.

Charge of the Change Review Board:
• Review and prioritize development tasks.
• Set contents of release schedules and review contents of delivered releases.
• Represent CRB activities to the EC.
CoG Core Team The core team consists of developers of COG software and their technical management.
Purpose(s) Development
Terms of Reference The core team consists of developers of COG software and their technical management. It is responsible for design and implementation of the software, coordinating technical reviews and URG reviews, managing the ticket system and providing user support, deployment of the software, documentation, and testing.

Charge of the CoG Core Team:
• Design, implement, document, deploy, and test the software.
• Coordinate technical reviews and URG reviews. Invite participation on the URG.
• Manage the ticket system, mailing lists, and other user support functions.
• Represent core team activities to the EC.
Members
Cecelia DeLuca
Sylvia Murphy
User Review Group The User Review Group participates in demonstrations and discussions of the software that are held approximately monthly.
Purpose(s) Web Review
Terms of Reference The User Review Group participates in demonstrations and discussions of the software that are held approximately monthly. The core team is responsible for capturing feedback from the URG in tickets. URG participants are invited by the core team. Additional reviewers may be invited to participate in the demonstration of specific functions.

Charge of the User Review Group:
• Participate in demonstrations and discussions of the CoG software.
• Provide feedback on the design, implementation, and behavior of CoG capabilities.

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