The purpose of R&M Case
Today we presented our findings concerning R&M Case to other teams and it was obvious that we should put more information about R&M Case and define it better. I think instead of trying to give lots of definitions we should tell about its purpose and, as Umud mentioned, show the process of R&M Case.
As I understood there is a certain situation when we can’t do without R&M Case. For example, when there is one big purchaser that has recently realized that he needs one specific product. After, he sets reliability and maintainability requirements to that product and identifies potential contractors who can fits into these requirements. The requirements are later translated into measurements so that the contractors could work on R&M Case which provides the evidence that company fits into R&M requirements. Later, the tender is organized to compare the contractors. The only way how they can be compared is by R&M CASE REPORT. (So to present this report contractor should follow the R&M Case). As a final stage, the purchaser chooses one of the contractors and sign a contract with him.
The R&M Case also can be defined through the simple line charter:
Purchaser => requirements => contractors => R&M Case => tender
May be this is not the best definition but this is how I understand the R&M Case.