This Common Interface Control Plan (CICP) establishes the methodology for developing, controlling, and managing the technical interfaces between and within systems. An interface defines the interaction at a defined point between entities to achieve a combined system capability. A common interface defines the shared interaction between multiple systems on either side of the interface.
The document is not intended to directly control any other aspects of program management, such as matters of contractual, financial, or those of an intellectual property rights nature. Members in the interface control process include: procurement authorities, design authorities, and other related agencies as defined in the specific System Interface Control Plan (SICP). For the purposes of this plan, only the terms Procuring Organization and Producing Organization will be used. This plan is predicated upon formal agreements between participating organizations that provide:
1. Authority to participate in Interface Control Working Group (ICWG) and decision-making processes.
2. Primary interface control, interface problem resolution, and interface impact assessments through the ICWG.
3. Higher level interface management under the purview of the appellate process as defined by this document and in the SICP.
This standard was developed by SAE International. It defines a generic interface control plan that would be used to govern a process to manage an interface between system components. This standard includes guidance for the relationship between the various involved parties, the documents required to manage the data set and the associated processes. It is intended for use as a template to prepare the system specific system interface control plan.
Revision A was generated to update the document with experience gained during the first application. It increases the flexibility in cases where an enterprise decides to participate in the interface control process.