Once the Templates are generated, Questions can be added. These will come from several sources. First, the Knowledge Base Template information, if properly written, will suggest a number of Questions. Second, SMEs will provide a wealth of information that can be formulated into Questions. Third, systems engineers and program managers can provide Questions from their experience. These second and third echelon sources will, in many cases, already be embodied in the Knowledge Base.
The Questions must be formulated to be as objective as possible. They must allow Yes or No answers as discussed above. The Questions must also be specific. A general question such as "Are you taking steps to ensure the system is Interoperable" is of little use in TRIMS.