|A positive image sets the stage for success.|
A change-management system must be in place for tabletop exercises and testing how changes affects SMS operational systems. When introducing changes as new equipment or processes, scenarios are configured and played out to establish the risk-factor for risk-factor management. These change-management analysis becomes virtual events of the future, as they are not assessed based on future data collection, but based on past data collection of similar scenarios.
|A selective picture of a risk assessment leaves the rest of the story up for assumptions.|
When operational changes or new processes are introduces without a change-management system in n place the testing of SMS is not fully completed. Operational changes involves human factors which are not regular variables, but special, and often unpredictable variations. These human factors cannot be applied to react in the same manner to changes as mechanical factors do.
Eliminating human factors from the equation when testing SMS, skews a risk assessment in favor of assumptions.