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Thursday, September 21, 2006

BOM PDG Transitions to PSG

BOMers,

This is to let you know that the BOM PDG, per the results from the BOM PDG meeting held at SISO SIW this Fall in Orlando, is transitioning to a Product Support Group (PSG). This transition will occur on Oct 2nd, 2006 - and will simply involve the movement of the SAC-BOM-PDG discussion group to the SAC-BOM-PSG discussion group - which allows us to keep all of the discussions and history of the PDG (which is usefull information). Also, per the elections held for our PSG officers: Paul Gustavson (SimVentions) will be the Chair; Bob Lutz (JHU/APL) will be the Vice-Chair; and, Jane Bachman (Navy - NSWCDD) will be the secretary. In transition of my PDG Chair duties to Paul - as Chair-elect for the PSG - I know that you'all are in good hands and have at your helm the ideal person to oversee the issues, questions, extensions, and application of the BOM standards to various domains of interest. I have certianly enjoyed these past three-plus years as your PDG Chair and want to thank you all again for the huge success that this effort has been - and will continue to be.

PDG members, please update your address books with the new address: SAC-PSG-BOM@discussions.sisostds.org which will replace the SAC-PDG-BOM@discussions.sisostds.org address.

Thanks,

Larry Root,
SISO BOM PDG Chair
SimVentions, Inc.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

BOM PDG Article in STM!

Hi,

The Simulation Technology Magazine has just been updated (http://www.sisostds.org/SimTechMagazine.htm), and contains a BOM / BOM PDG article (http://www.sisostds.org/webletter/siso/iss_108/art_703.htm).

Also, the PDG Officers and DG Team has published paper 06F-SIW-100 which highlights some of the lessons learned from our SISO BOM Standardization efforts over the past three years. Please take some time to read the article and paper, and look for opportunities to promote the new BOM Standard during the upcoming Fall'06 SISO SIW!!

Larry Root
SISO BOM PDG Chair
SimVentions, Inc.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

BOM Standard Approved!!

BOMers,

The 'BOM Template Specification' (SISO-STD-003-2006) and its 'Guide For BOM Use and Implementation' (SISO-STD-003.1-2006) have been approved by both the SAC and the EXCOM. These are now real SISO standards, and can be downloaded from SISO's web site at the following link:

http://www.sisostds.org/index.php?tg=articles&idx=More&article=40&topics=18

Congratulations to all involved, and once again thanks for your hard work!!

As a heads up - the PDG (which will be tranistioning to a PSG at the next SISO SIW) is interested in hearing about any and all applications of this standard to your problem domains. Please let us know about your effotrs, and if you have questions - please ask!

R,
Larry Root
SISO BOM PDG Chair

Friday, May 05, 2006

SAC Approves BOM PAP!!

Received this message on May 5, 2006:

Hi Larry,

Please find below the message sent to the EXCOM for the approval of the PAP from BOM PDG.

The SAC approved the PAP from BOM PDG on Friday 21st April 2006 and expect the EXCOM to approve the PAP on Monday 8th May 2006.

Regards,
Chris Rouget
SISO BOM PDG TAD.

We are getting closer!!

Saturday, April 01, 2006

BOM Product Approaval Package Submitted!!

Hello BOMers,

The Product Approval Package (PAP) has been submitted to the SAC!! This includes both the "Guide for BOM Use and Implementation", and the "BOM Template Specification." This is the final step for the PDG/DG. We now get to wait on the SAC to review and approve, and then the EXCOM to approve. If we are successful with both of these - then we have completed our mission - and the BOM Standard and Guide will be final!!

I would like to thank everyone again for their efforts - especially the DG as they put in extra time to finish off the incorporation of the Ballot Round Comments (as adjudicated by the PDG) so the documents could be submitted to the SAC and EXCOM in time for the Spring'2006 SISO SIW.

Keep an eye out for additional announcements as we move through the SAC and EXCOM approvals.

R,
Larry Root
SISO BOM PDG Chair

Saturday, January 28, 2006

BOM PDG Telecon Tue Jan 31 8:30-Noon EST

BOM PDG Members,

First, I would like to thank you all once again for your hard work and efforts regarding the balloting of our PDGs BOM Specification and Guidance Documents.

Secondly, our Face-To-Face in Orlando was very successful! We completed adjudicating all of the comments on the specification, and made it a good ways into the guidance document. This means that our editors (the DG Team) can begin to update the specification in preparation for delivery to the SAC and EXCOM for final approval and official release as a standard!! Upon completion of the adjudication process for the guidance - the guidance can also be carried into the editing phase as well.

As mentioned last week by Jane, there is a teleconference scheduled for this coming Tuesday (Jan 31) 8:30 AM EST until Noon EST to complete the adjudication of the comments received against the guidance document. The dial-in phone number is: 850.414.1711 Please plan on dialing in when you can...we need at least 5 to meet our quorum - but the more we have the better.

This is exciting - and with each step we get closer to the final package needed for submission to the SAC and EXCOM. Although the work leading up to the balloting - and the balloting round itself - was hard work, let's not slow down now - but continue to run until the finish line has been crossed!!

R,
Larry Root
SISO BOM PDG Chair

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

BOM Ballot Results Are In!!

The final tallies are in and the summarized results are as follows:

  • 36 of the 38 ballot pool members responded!! That is a 94.74% overall response from the balloters – this is excellent participation – Thank You All !!
  • We had 35 accept/reject votes and 1 abstention on the Guidance Document
  • We had 36 accept/reject votes on the Standard

This means the product ballot process is valid because we have met the two requirements per SISO BPDP Section 4.3.6: minimum ballot return percentage of 75% – we hit 94.74%; and, less than 30% abstention – we had 1 abstention (i.e., 2.63%) on the Guidance Document.

From this point forward, the percentage-computations are to be based on the total number of accept/reject votes received (per SISO BPDP Section 4.3.6) – which is 35 for the Guidance and 36 for the Specification.

For the Guidance Document the 35 accept/reject votes break down as follows:

  • 17 of the 35 voted to accept. That is a 48.57% response to accept
  • 17 of the 35 voted to accept with comment. That is a 48.57% response to accept with comment
  • The above two provides an overall 34 of 35 votes for acceptance. That is a 97.14% response to accept
  • 1 of the 35 voted to reject with comment. That is a 2.86% response to reject with comment

This means that the ballot result for the Guidance document has met the requirement for a valid and successful ballot per SISO BPDP Section 4.3.6: at least 65% of the accept/reject ballots must be for accept – we hit 97.14%. Therefore, the Guidance document can proceed on to the next step of the process which is the SISO BPDP Product Approval Step – Section 4.4 of the BPDP.

For the Specification the 36 accept/reject votes break down as follows:

  • 16 of the 36 voted to accept. That is a 44.44% response to accept
  • 19 of the 36 voted to accept with comment. That is a 52.77% response to accept with comment
  • The above two provides an overall 35 of 36 votes for acceptance. That is a 97.21% response to accept
  • 1 of the 36 voted to reject with comment. That is a 2.77% response to reject with comment

This means that the ballot result for the Specification document has met the requirement for a valid and successful ballot per SISO BPDP Section 4.3.6: at least 75% of the accept/reject ballots must be for accept – we hit 97.21%. Therefore, the Specification document can proceed on to the next step of the process which is the SISO BPDP Product Approval Step – Section 4.4 of the BPDP.

In preparation for carrying both documents forward into the Product Approval Step (i.e., Section 4.4 of the BPDP) the Drafting Group (DG) is being tasked to take on the responsibility of the “editor” as called out in Section 4.3.7 of the BPDP. The DG will prepare all resolutions and recommendations - consistent with BPDP Section 4.3.7 - prior to the PDG Face-to-Face meeting, which is set for January 12th and 13th, 2006. Full days are planned: 9:00am until 5:00pm each day. The meeting will be held at the AEgis Technologies Office in Orlando, FL. All of you are invited, please plan on attending. Specifics on the location of the meeting can be found at AEgis’s web site: www.aegistg.com AEgis P.O.C. is Jake Borah: jborah@aegistg.com (voice - 407-380-5001). The DG team has been forwarded the comments.

The DG will be reviewing and preparing responses/recommendations to a total of 278 comments broken down as follows:

  • A total of 137 comments against the Guidance Document from 14 of the balloters: 103 are category 1; 24 are category 2; 1 is category 3; and, 9 are category 4;
  • A total of 141 comments against the Specification from 18 of the balloters: 87 are category 1; 50 are category 2; 1 is category 3; and, 3 are category 4;

Thank you all for your efforts, as I know you are all very busy – especially this time of year! We now look to the DG Team to carry the torch as we move toward the PDG Face-to-Face Jan 12th and 13th, 2006.

Again, I would like to thank you all for your work!!

v/r,
Larry Root
SISO BOM PDG Chair