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Systems Engineering

in partnership with RMS

The Reliability, Maintainability, and Supportability Partnership (RMSP) organization's goal is to enhance communication, coordination and collaboration between industry, academia and government in a manner that will encourage individuals and organizations to adopt an integrated systems engineering approach, or end-to-end management approach, when addressing RMS issues.

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DESIGNING FOR RELIABILITY - PDP0746 Aims to cover how the science of engineering requires creativity and innovative skills to aim at zero failures and elegant solutions that cost less. Includes the need to understand the entire field of engineering to avoid such events as mass vehicle recalls and space launch issues.


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ESSENTIALS FOR NX DESIGNERS - PDP0683 Provides training on NX CAD software. Covers the essential skills needed to use NX CAD for design.


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IMPLEMENTING PERFORMANCE-BASED LOGISTICS (PBL) - PDP0709 Integrates principles, policies and practices for implementing performance-based logistics (PBL) through enhanced reliability, maintainability and supportability (RMS). Highlights key PBL concepts and the motivation for government and industry to improve sustainment strategies for defense weapon systems. Incorporates interactive team exercises to reinforce key activities like selecting a product support integrator (PSI) and developing performance-based agreements (PBA). Also demonstrates additional PBL learning resources.


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INTRODUCTION TO COMMERCIAL/PRIVATE CONTRACT MANAGEMENT - PDP0721 Promotes more effective management of commercial/private engineering contracts. Increases awareness of issues related to contract requirements for non-technical managers within technical organizations. Also discusses related legal issues.


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INTRODUCTION TO SYSTEM RELIABILITY ENGINEERING - PDP0719 Enables performing reliability investigations and comparing the findings to reliability requirements. Provides an appreciation for the role played by the initiating event and the part's failure. Also includes the approach to understanding the failure, its mitigation and the impact on the system.


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LOGISTICS SUPPORT ANALYSIS RECORDS. Covers logistics support analysis records (LSAR) - PDP0718 Includes how the logistics engineering tool records and maintains results of system engineering and logistics analysis through logistical and RAM data. Also covers managing delivery of the system. Identifies each maintenance task the logistical data will include (both corrective and preventative).


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MODEL-BASED SYSTEMS ENGINEERING - PDP0769 Describes model-based systems engineering (MBSE) within the design and development framework, contemporary MBSE methodologies, and hands-on computer practices of selected MBSE topics. Applies MBSE examples and practices to an unmanned aerial vehicle border-patrol imaging scenario specially tailored for DRS Tactical Systems areas of interest.


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PREPARATION FOR THE INCOSE CERTIFIED SYSTEMS ENGINEERING PROFESSIONAL (CSEP) EXAMINATION - PDP0675 Addresses material from the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook (the basis of the ASEP/CSEP examination). Provides information on the qualifications for the ASEP/CSEP examination, the application process for ASEP/CSEP certification and study tips to prepare for the ASEP/CSEP examination.


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RELIABILITY, MAINTAINABILITY AND AVAILABILITY - PDP0714 Covers the process of reliability to maintainability to availability analysis for a system in design or sustainment. Begins with the system requirement and its allocation through the design hierarchy and concludes with the integration of part reliability, maintainability and availability analysis to a system characterization. Addresses reliability failure math modeling and analysis, maintainability repair math modeling and analysis, and logistical downtime math modeling and analysis.


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RELIABILITY-CENTERED MAINTENANCE - PDP0712 Covers reliability-centered maintenance (RCM). Includes the application of the advancing body of knowledge for mission reliability, maintainability and availability to achieve life-cycle sustainability. Makes the transition from restoring system functionality through unscheduled repair maintenance (corrective maintenance) to preserving system functionality through scheduled maintenance.


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RISK MANAGEMENT AND DECISION MAKING - PDP0711 Provides a practical introduction to the assessment and management of risk in decision-making that occurs in the system engineering process. Includes risk in the decision, as well as risk in the choice of method to decide. Includes many case studies to demonstrate implementation.


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ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS - PDP0713 Covers root cause analysis as a practical approach to analyze the causes of problems in an effort to determine what can be done to solve or prevent them. Provides an analytical process to identify the root causes of problems based not on statistics but logical thinking.


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SUPPORTABILITY SPARES - PDP0741 Introduces logisticians to the principles of making cost-effective decisions pertaining to supportability, provisioning and sparing policies. Emphasizes the life cycle systems engineering relationship of reliability to support costs. Explores how effective inventory management can improve operational availability (Ao). Also emphasizes the use of Pareto's Curve and Economic Order Quantity theorems as tools for enhancing supportability.


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SYSTEMS ENGINEERING INTRODUCTION - PDP0710 Provides the knowledge and skills necessary to manage the complexity inherent in multi-discipline, globally distributed technology-based systems. Covers how to plan, organize, perform, control and verify the engineering of complex systems. Also provides interdisciplinary knowledge and skills necessary to understand vague problem statements, determine what a proposed product/system must do, generate measurable requirements, decide how to select the most appropriate solution design, integrate hardware and software subsystems and test the finished product to verify it satisfies requirements.


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UNDERSTANDING AND PERFORMING LEVEL OF REPAIR ANALYSIS (LORA) - PDP0717 Teaches Level of Repair Analysis (LORA) to determine where an item will be replaced, repaired or discarded based on cost considerations and operational readiness requirements. Covers the basics of performing a LORA and introduces advanced LORA topics.


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