Separate reliability development tests using Test, Analyze, and Fix (TAAF) methodology are normally performed for failure mode identification and elimination. During these tests, all results are reported in a format which provides to acquisition managers visibility into actual versus predicted reliability growth.
Results from other tests being performed during the
development and transition phases are usually reported in different formats.
This change in format increases risk by preventing an overall assessment of
design maturity by acquisition managers when that is the only form of