Alarms: Relationships between test results and design requirements are not identified.
Escapes: All test data must be analyzed and displayed in a consistent manner.
Test results must show progress relative to specifications.
Benefits: Both engineers and management will be able to
assess overall design maturity.
Subcontractor test results are required by the prime contractor.
Alarms: Subcontractor raw data sheets are submitted as required.
Escapes: Test reporting requirements/format are flowed down to all subcontractors, as appropriate.
Benefits: Problems in subcontractor's design,
manufacturing, and test areas are detected earlier in the
Test data submission is a contractual requirement.
Alarms: Specific test data are presented as an entity.
There is no growth indication or measure of life required.
Escapes: Test results, separately and collectively, must show trend and growth history.
Benefits: Design maturity and readiness for production
can be assessed earlier in the project.
Government test results are used to measure achievement of project objectives.
Alarms: Field test results are not evaluated against contract requirements.
Escapes: Present all test results using the same basis of evaluation.
Benefits: Field test results will measure achievement of project objectives.
"Uniform Test Report" Best Practices: How to Avoid Surprises in the World's Most Complicated Technical Process. Department of the Navy; Reliability, Maintainability, and Quality Assurance Directorate (NAVSO P-6071), March 1986, pp. 5-13 to 5-17.