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Supportability Analysis Techniques, Procedures and Tools

Supportability Analysis Techniques, Procedures and Tools

Bill Kobren

DAU is pleased to announce the deployment and availability for registration of our newest web-based life cycle logistics continuous learning module, CLL 042 “Supportability Analysis Techniques, Procedures & Tools”.


Although a bit longer in duration than traditional DAU continuous learning modules at five hours, CLL 042 addresses the importance of defining and understanding supportability analysis techniques, procedures and tools available for defense acquisition workforce members and their industry counterparts when conducting supportability analysis. This module is primarily intended for acquisition workforce members in Program Management (PM),  Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering (SPRDE), Test & Evaluation (T&E), and Life Cycle Logistics (LCL), as well as individuals involved in the Requirements Management (RM) process. Regardless of functional career field, students should take CLL 012 Supportability Analysis module prior to registering for CLL 042.


In addition, defense acquisition workforce members in general -- and life cycle logisticians, product support managers, and systems engineers in particular -- are reminded that a new LOG 211 Supportability Analysis classroom course is now available for registration, with the first offering in February 2013. See my October 2, 2012 blog post entitled “New LOG 211 Supportability Analysis Training Course” for additional details.


See also the recently issued revised Defense Acquisition Guidebook (DAG) Chapter 5 (in particular paragraph 5.2. Applying Systems Engineering to Life-Cycle Sustainment and paragraph 5.2.1 Supportability Analysis) for additional information on this critically important subject. Would also recommend reading an important related article in the March-April 2012 issue of the Defense AT&L Magazine entitledDesigning for Supportability: Driving Reliability, Availability & Maintainability in….While Driving Costs Out and taking both LOG 103 Reliability, Availability & Maintainability (RAM) distance learning course and CLL 008 Designing for Supportability in DoD Systems continuous learning module if you have not already.


Is it any coincidence that RAM, Designing for Supportability, and Supportability Analysis are receiving so much attention within the Department of Defense? Not at all! This is an incredibly important topic, and one which each of us need to be cognizant of, to inculcate into our own personal skill sets, and to be strong proponents of going forward. Encourage you to learn all you can on this subject – and a good place to start is by leveraging the extensive range of resources outlined here.