Working Group 1 defines the fundamentals of CSSTOGs work. The framework describes the activities and aims for the development of a general training in the application of ASD S-Series Specifications. These series is actually comprised of ASD S1000D, S2000M, S3000L, S4000M and SX000i and will be supplemented by further specifications, which are under development. Processes described and defined by this set of specifications are integral part of an overall integrated product /system support strategy.

Aim of this CSSTOG Working Group is to define a strategy to organize the ASD SVC CSSTOG delivery of high standards S-Series training courses, with a thorough approach to teach common concepts all through the ILS/IPS processes throughout the System’s Life Cycle, that break down into the respective ASD/AIA specs like SX000i, S3000L, S4000P, S2000M, S1000D, S6000T, S5000F – addressing common concepts, common data elements, etc.

Overall guidelines to identify interconnected syllabus, content of courses, duration, and tools are to be on top of a set of common training documents that ensure an appropriate quality of training on the one hand and are flexible enough to teach a certain topic only.

Guidelines to match various sorts of training organizations (like, university courses, degree programs, industry courses, training organizations – in diverse languages, to a certain standard) with appropriate flexibility and business approach needed to respect diverse applications of IPS and its elements to various contexts from the small tier-2 supplier up to the large OEM, from the civil operator to the military operator, from the civil MRO organization to a military setting in which MRO is shared by customers, producers and third-party shops, etc.). Do this flexible enough, that the concept is resilient to define interface to huge international training organizations, e.g. run by NATO, EU, U.S., large companies, etc.

The standards have to be known by all players, from the top executive management down to the labour force of the industrial environment and from the top of contractual departments of Defence Directorates down to the Maintenance and Support workshops of the final users.

It is mandatory to provide the best support to all stakeholders, satisfying three requisites:

  1. Knowledge of Complex Programs
  2. Ability to train huge numbers of people, in an appropiate time
  3. Expertise in providing training courses