System Reliability Toolkit

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RIAC, 2005 - Reliability (Engineering) - 857 pages
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The "System Reliability Toolkit" represents a distinct departure from previous editions of the RIAC Toolkit series. It represents our first major collaboration with a sister IAC, the Data and Analysis Center for Software (DACS), whose charter includes software acquisition and development practices and processes. This new Toolkit continues to concentrate on reliability activities that have payoff, but now extends its coverage to more distinctly address the contributions of software and human factors to overall system reliability. Having expanded its content by 70% over its "Reliability Toolkit: Commercial Practices Edition" predecessor, the "System Reliability Toolkit" represents a significant revision to our previous work. It includes numerous new and modified topics that have been added to better represent every aspect of system reliability over its life cycle.

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David Nicholls was born in 1966 in Eastleigh, Hampshire, United Kingdom. He studied English literature and drama at the University of Bristol. When he graduated he won a scholarship to study at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York. He appeared in plays at the Battersea Arts Centre, the Finborough, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Birmingham Rep, and had a three year stint at the Royal National Theatre, understudying and playing small parts. During this period he took a job at BBC Radio Drama as a script reader/researcher and he developed an adaptation of Sam Shepard's stage-play Simpatico with the director Matthew Warchus. He also wrote his first original script, Waiting, which was later optioned by the BBC. Simpatico was turned into a feature film in 1999 which allowed him to start writing full-time. I Saw You won best single play at the annual BANFF television festival. He has been twice nominated for BAFTA awards. His first novel, Starter for 10, was featured on the first Richard and Judy Book Club. His other novels include The Understudy, One Day, which won the Galaxy Book Award, and Us.

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