S&M Case definitions
Our group is working on R&M Case and I have to say that we really stuck on defining the R&M Case. The problem is that in R&M Guide published by Ministry of Defence we found at least 3 definitions and all of them are vague. Moreover, the more we do research the more we getting confused. There are following definitions:
- The R&M Case is defined as: “A reasoned, auditable argument created to support the contention that a defined system will satisfy the R&M requirements”.
- The R&M Case is a progressively expanding body of evidence.
- The R&M Case is a living document, starting with the conception of a system, to meet a capability and continues to be developed through a number of stages of increasing detail throughout the project.
As can be seen, the R&M Case is defined as an argument, evidence and document. Therefore our group understood R&M Case as a qualitative and quantitative set of documents to ensure that system meets R&M requirements. However, it can be very controversial definition, as R&M Case has its life cycle (CADMID), which suggests that it can be also considered as a process. We still searching for the answer, I hope eventually we will get the answer.