How do we secure a following: Top down or bottoms up.
Introduced and discussed the merits of a Community of Practice. This would be a formal collection of Subject Matter Experts across the industry. Go ahead with COP and also secure the support of the DSPO.(Dan’s action)
Concept of Community of Practice Enrollment
Good discussion around the concept of COP and focus on SME membership. Also initiated activities to secure Marketing logo and name. VITA Marketing accepted to provide assistance and research.
Disposition of Section 2 Failure mechanisms:
With the concept of COP, it was found that section 2 contains relevant information but will be moved to annex C, we will also delete the telcordia vs 217 table. This is in keeping that VITA51 do not intend to compete with or assess the effectiveness of other methods. It will however inform the reader on Failure mechanisms.
1. stay silent
2. allow mixing different models but force the disclosure
3. Allow vendor data, qual data or other empirical data but no other models unless it is specified in the sub spec. Option 3 was chosen. With the concept of COP and a yearly scheduled update mechanism, any practitioner will be able to contribute and recommend alternate methods in future revisions of the Sub spec.
Certification ..Registration ..self Assessment or create COP membership:
It was decided that we would create a COP and that the registration process would focus on the practitioner, not the capability of a company or site.
VITA 51 Custodian (DSCC…VITA): VITA controlled, talk to Ray
VITA has accepted to manage the COP database. Need to provide Ray with details.
Release 51.0 ad 51.1 separately or together ..when:
Targeting Q1 07. Release together.
How do we position the Subsidiary Specification
Originally, future sub specs would have been created to include modifiers to other tools or models
New intent to is to focus on 51.1 only and update it once a year with best practices submitted by the COP membership
51.1 will initially be 217 with modifiers….It will then become a collection of best practices as recognized by the Subject Matter experts in the industry.
Who is the new Reliability Information Analysis Center (RiAC)?
Prior to 2005. RAC contract was held by Alion Science. They trademarked and distribute PRISM.
In 2005 DTI competed and awarded the RAC contract to Wyle Labs and Quanterion
Wyle Labs and Quanterion became RiAC. They have used PRISM as a baseline and added 6 new models and developed a Handbook…the new product is being marketed under to the code name “217Plus”. Launched in July 06
Alion Science is now known as SRC and continues to distribute PRISM in its original configuration.