Working Integrated Product Teams (WIPTs) are designed to perform specific research or action related to CBM+ goals and objectives that will move the CBM+ initiative forward. Several unique technologies, concepts, and procedures that support CBM+ are already established within DoD. For example, some Service efforts with interactive electronic technical manuals (IETMs), automated information technology (AIT), and reliability centered maintenance (RCM) have been underway for years. The CBM+ AG may request the support or participation of individual Service, joint Service, OSD, or industry personnel to gain knowledge of additional or new CBM+ technologies or processes. The CBM+ AG may establish a relationship with existing programs or initiate a new WIPT to pursue a specific CBM+ task, concept, or initiative.
In their specific areas of interest, the WIPTs have the following responsibilities:
Each WIPT will have a designated leader and include representation across DoD. WIPT leaders will provide reports to the CBM+ AG. CBM+ AG members will nominate subject matter experts to participate on the WIPTs. Industry representatives will be allowed participation, at the discretion of the CBM+ AG. WIPT membership is based on expertise and may include members outside the National Capital Region. Based on guidance from the CBM+ AG, WIPTs will develop goals and a POA&M that addresses an improvement in a maintenance technology, process, policy, or capability. Areas of interest can include reliability, training, standards, or CBM. WIPTs will remain in existence only to accomplish those specific goals and should be disbanded when the action is completed.
CBM+ WIPTs are established at the direction of the CBM+ AG to conduct research and development activity pertaining to specific maintenance improvement issues. With the assistance and involvement of the CBM+ AG, the WIPTs are chartered to perform specific action that will further overall CBM+ objectives and should be disbanded when the action is complete, unless additional goals are established. WIPT leaders will report to the AG, as directed.