This document provides information to help the reader view maintainability in the context of an overall systems engineering effort. The guide defines maintainability, describes its relationship to other disciplines, addresses the basic elements common to sound maintainability programs, and describes the tasks and activities associated with those elements.
This document was updated to complete a revision that was initiated in 2005. Changes include technical clarifications, major editing of the text, figures and tables. Additions and deletions as deemed necessary by the Maintainability Committee members were incorporated in this revision. The objectives and the intent of the document remain unchanged in this revision.