ECSS-M-20B Project organization (13 June 2003)

This Standard has been discontinued and its content in now covered by ECSS-M-ST-10C (31 July 2008).


This Standard, “Project organization”, is part of a collection of ECSS Standards belonging to the management branch.

This Standard defines the project organization principles and requirements needed to provide satisfactory and coherent management of space projects.

In particular it addresses the following:

  • responsibility and authority of the actors (all actors, customer, supplier),
  • interrelations between the actors (meetings, action monitoring, reporting, assessments and audits),
  • information technologies, and
  • project organization documentation.

The requirements specified herein apply to, and affect the supplier and customer at all levels.

When viewed from the perspective of a specific project context, the requirements defined in this Standard should be tailored to match the genuine requirements of a particular profile and circumstances of a project.

NOTE: Tailoring is a process by which individual requirements of specifications, standards and related documents are evaluated and made applicable to a specific project by selection, and in some exceptional cases, modification of existing or addition of new requirements.
[ECSS-M-00-02A, clause 3]


This Standard cancelled and replaced ECSS-M-20A (19 April 1996).