O'Reilly logo

Reliability, Maintainability and Risk, 9th Edition by David J. Smith

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 18

Project Management and Competence

Abstract

This chapter deals with the management of the design cycle. Starting with the need for objectives, it moves on to planning and program activities and responsibilities.

Keywords

capability
guidelines
competence
allocation
feasibility

18.1. Setting Objectives and Making Specifications

Realistic reliability, maintainability and safety (RAMS) objectives need to be set with due regard to the customer’s design and operating requirements and cost constraints. In the case of contract development or plant engineering, these are likely to be outlined in a tender document or a requirements specification. Liaison with the customer may be required to establish optimum economic reliability values that sensibly ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required