Original Date: 05/08/1995
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Lessons Learned/Supportability Design Baseline
McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (MDA)-St. Louis developed a lessons-learned database system in response to a Navy requirement that all lessons learned must be reviewed and applied to new products. The system contains lessons learned from MDA-St. Louis, the Navy, and Air Force.
The lessons-learned system is a VAX program using an Oracle database which has the capability to maintain, retrieve, and print lessons learned. The system is completely menu driven for easy use. Lessons can be retrieved in several ways such as by keyword, by lesson number, or by text string. New lessons learned can easily be added to the database after approval by the steering committee.
MDA-St. Louis has applied the information contained in the lessons-learned system to specific products using another VAX program and Oracle database. This program is called Supportability Design Base Line and uses a matrix form to identify lessons learned, product specifications, MIL-SPECs, and fleet-recommended improvements that apply to a particular product, then provides a management tool to track product requirements and trace them back to their source. The system also provides real-time status of requirements by listing them in one of three categories -- Rejected, Incorporated, or Deferred. It also tracks the reason for the status.
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