Testability Management Action Group (TMAG)  

Last Updated: 01/21/2008 11:32 AM Pacific Standard Time

What is TMAG?

Mission Statement

The Testability Management Action Group (TMAG) is a grass roots organization made up of test professionals who believe that success for Testability in general, and Design for Testability (DFT) in particular, requires the involvement and the support of management at all levels.  TMAG will collect and dispense information to assist those wishing to establish benefits of testability and DFT. 

Organization

The organization is in the process of forming as a legal not for profit entity.  The following officers are in Acting position until the entity is formed:

President: Louis Y. Ungar, A.T.E. Solutions, Inc.
Administrative Vice President: Duane Lowenstein, Agilent Technologies Inc.
Membership Vice President: Brian Erickson, JTAG Technologies
Technical Vice President: Dr. Russell Shannon, United States Navy
Secretary: Dennis E. Hecht, Boeing Aircraft Company
Treasurer: Dr. Scott Davidson, Sun Microsystems

There are also a number of Committees (See Meetings below).

For the latest version of the TMAG Plan click here.

Meetings

Note: All meetings are subject to changes.  We will attempt to update dates and times on this web page.  Please check back before a meeting to see if a change has occurred.

General Meeting #1 - December 10, 2007

Committee Meetings - Presently, committee meetings are open.  Please join committees of your choice.  To be added to the mailing list, contact LouisUngar@ieee.org      

    Tools Committee Meetings 
        Tool Committee Chair: Carl Nielsen, Intellitech Corp.

            Minutes of Tool Committee Meeting #1

            Minutes of Tool Committee Meeting #2

            Minutes of Tool Committee Meeting #3

    Liaison Committee Meetings
       
Liaison Committee Chair:  Jack Arabian, Comparative Management Associates, LLC

            Minutes of Liaison Committee Meeting #1

            Minutes of Liaison Committee Meeting #2

    Economics Assessment Committee Meetings
       
Economics Assessment Committee Chair:  Dr. Scott Davidson, Sun Microsystems

                Test Economics Papers from discussions in Meeting #1

  DFT Management Committee Meetings
   
DFT Management Chair: TBD

         Minutes of DFT Management Committee Meeting #1 

    Beyond DFT Committee Meetings
       
Beyond DFT Committee Chair:  Dr. Steve Pateras, LogicVision Inc.

            Minutes of Beyond DFT Committee Meeting #1

   DFT Methodology Committee Meetings 

    Membership Committee Meetings - TBD  - We need more members to help in this committee.  Please volunteer to LouisUngar@ieee.org 

 

General Meeting #2 - January 29, 2008

You can help TMAG.  Here is how: Wanted resources 

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General Meetings

General meetings are open to the general membership.  Unless otherwise indicated general meetings are open to all interested parties.

General Meeting #1- IPC Test & Inspection Conference on 12/10/2007 in San Jose, California.

Testability Management Advisory Group Meeting at IPC in San Jose
December 10, 2007
9:00 am - 11:30 am -Free Attendance

Design for Testability (DFT) is an engineering discipline that has been successful in reducing test costs and efforts for the past 30+ years.  While it has gained the support of technical people, it has not been widely supported by managers - mainly because they do not want to be bugged down with technical details and engineers have not demonstrated sufficiently the economic benefits resulting from DFT.  Without management understanding and support for DFT, many organizations have not been directed towards DFT and the entire industry has suffered the consequences. To remedy this situation, test professionals have presented panels of discussion at AutoTestCon for the past two years about this issue and are scheduled for sessions at AutoTestCon 2008.  It has been the overwhelming opinion of about a dozen test engineering professional presenters from as many organizations, as well as about 200 people attending the panels, that a group needs to be formed to create DFT guidelines for managers.  Though it is not official, the group can be called the Testability Management Advisory Group (TMAG).

If you are interested in attending future meetings, please contact Louis Ungar at LouisUngar@ieee.org.

 

The meeting took place at the Wyndham San Jose Hotel in Salon F and G and was attended through WebEx

Press Release on 12-5-2007

See the Minutes of Meeting #1 on 12/10/2007 

General Meeting #2 - SMTA Medical Electronics Symposium on January 29, 2008 in Anaheim, California 11:35 AM to 12:35 PM Pacific Time

The meeting will take place during the Medical Electronics Symposium.  See http://www.smta.org/education/symposia/symposia.cfm#medical.  

To let us know that you will personally attend the conference at the Anaheim Convention Center, please contact Louis Ungar at LouisUngar@ieee.org

Conference Line:

Call in Number in USA***: 866-333-2708

Meeting ID:                    7888008

WebEx Connection:

<https://collaborate.webex.com/collaborate/j.php?ED=95161837&UID=490175757>

Meeting password: 12345678

Meeting number: 307 150 059

To RSVP your conference call or to raise questions or problems logging in, please contact Duane Lowenstein at duane_lowenstein@agilent.com.

***International Direct Dial:  AM: 1 650 599 0375  AP: 65 64248888   EU: 49 69 2999 3333

International Customer  Access Numbers:  

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Committee Meetings

Committee meetings are open to the volunteers of the various committees.  Others who wish to join can do so, but should introduce themselves to the committee chairs before the meeting.  To volunteer to be in one of the committees, please contact Dr. Russell Shannon at russell.shannon@navy.mil.

Beyond DFT Committee Meeting #1 - Tentatively on January 9, 2008 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time

The conference call in number is here:

Please join my meeting at
 https://www1.gotomeeting.com/join/507822557
Conference Call: (605) 990-0015, access code 507-822-557
Meeting ID: 507-822-557

Agenda for the Beyond DFT Committee Meeting is posted here.

Beyond DFT Committee Meeting #2 - January 23, 2008 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time

The conference call in number is here:

Please join my meeting at
 https://www1.gotomeeting.com/join/507822557
Conference Call: (605) 990-0015, access code 507-822-557
Meeting ID: 507-822-557

Agenda for the Beyond DFT Committee Meeting will be posted here.

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DFT Management Committee Meeting #1 - Telephone Conference on January 8, 2008 -  at 1:00 PM EST (10:00 AM Pacific, 1:00 PM EST, 5:00 PM GMT)

The conference call is as follows:

Tuesday Jan 08, 2008
12:50 -15:00 EST
20 people maximum - Please RSVP to Russell Shannon russell.shannon@navy.mil  if you intend to call in.

Call In: 1-732-323-7000
Guest Number 894379#
Host 392169#

Agenda for the DFT Management Committee Meeting is posted here.

DFT Management Committee Meeting #1 - Telephone Conference on January 8, 2008 -  at 1:00 PM EST (10:00 AM Pacific, 1:00 PM EST, 5:00 PM GMT)

The conference call is as follows:

Please RSVP to Russell Shannon russell.shannon@navy.mil  if you intend to call in.

Agenda for the DFT Management Committee Meeting will be posted here.

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DFT Methodology Committee Meeting #1 - January 14, 2008 at 9:00 AM Pacific (Noon  EST, 5:00 PM EST)

The conference call in number will be posted here

Agenda for the DFT Methodology Committee Meeting is posted here.

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Economics Assessment Committee Meeting #1 - January 7, 2008 at 1:00 PM Pacific Time

The conference call information is:

Phone: 866 839-8145
Caller Paid: 865 524-6352
Participant Code: 8612457

Agenda for the Economic Assessment Committee Meeting is posted here.

Economics Assessment Committee Meeting #2 - January 21, 2008 at 1:00 PM Pacific (4:00 PM EST, 9:00 PM GMT)

The conference call information is:

Phone: 866 839-8145
Caller Paid: 865 524-6352
Participant Code: 8612457

Agenda for the Economic Assessment Committee Meeting will be posted here.

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Liaison Committee Meeting #1 - January 7, 2008 at 9:00 AM Pacific Time

The conference call information is:

Phone: 866 839-8145
Caller Paid: 865 524-6352
Participant Code: 8612457

Agenda for the Liaison Committee Meeting #1 is posted here.

Minutes of the Liaison Committee Meeting #1 will be posted here.

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Liaison Committee Meeting #2 - January 21, 2008 at 9:00 AM Pacific (Noon EST, 5:00 PM GMT)

The conference call information is:

Phone: 866 839-8145
Caller Paid: 865 524-6352
Participant Code: 8612457

Agenda for the Liaison Committee Meeting #2 will be posted here.

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Membership Committee Meeting #1 - TBD

The conference call in number will be posted here

Agenda for the DFT Membership Committee Meeting will be posted here.

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Tools Committee Meeting #1 - Telephone Conference on December 20, 2007 at 12:00 Noon EST (9:00 AM Pacific Time)

> The call in number is:
>
> Phone: 866 839-8145
> Caller Paid: 865 524-6352
> Participant Code: 8612457

Agenda for the Tool Committee Meeting#1 is posted here.

Tools Committee Meeting #2 - Telephone Conference on January 3, 2008 at 12:00 Noon EST (9:00 AM Pacific Time)

> The call in number is:
>
> Phone: 866 839-8145
> Caller Paid: 865 524-6352
> Participant Code: 8612457

Agenda for the Tool Committee Meeting#2 will be posted here.

            Minutes of Meeting #1

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Tools Committee Meeting #3 - Telephone Conference on January 17, 2008 at 12:00 Noon EST (9:00 AM Pacific Time)

Dial In # 866-333-2708

ID # 7888008

Agenda for the Tool Committee Meeting#3: 

- Review of prior meetings minutes, comments/feedback, additional discussion

- Discussion/Input on ideas for the Introduction letter and disclaimer regarding tools survey

- Partition investigation into creating list of tool companies to contact regarding participation in the survey

            Minutes of Meeting #1

            Minutes of Meeting #2

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Wanted

We are looking for volunteers to assist us in this endeavor.  At this point we are in need of the following assistance and/or information.  Please contact LouisUngar@ieee.org

  1. Top Level Manager in a sizeable, recognized electronics company who can advise the group on the direction it should take in communicating testability concerns to Top Level Managers. 
  2. Test Engineers with an MBA or Corporate Managers with Test Engineering backgrounds can help us bridge the great divide.
  3. Design Engineers who have been incorporating Design for Testability techniques should share their experiences with us.
  4. Testimonials from companies that have incorporated Design for Testability who can share their findings (good or bad!)
  5. Companies willing to sponsor a future meeting.  We will need a conference room, internet access, telephone line, WEBEX and internet meeting facilities.  The company will be recognized for its contribution in the mass emailing.
  6. TMAG is not associated with a professional organization at this time, though we have received assistance from organizations by allowing us to present at SMTA meetings, AutoTestCon and at an IPC Conference.  Any organization interested in sponsoring TMAG should contact us.
  7. Engineers who work at commercial companies where testability is practiced to join the DFT Management committee.

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Customer  Access Numbers:

Australia            1800-649-267     Hong Kong        31977442          Quebec 866-333-7693       

Austria   0800-301-005     India      000-800-100-3126*         Singapore           1800-777-8000     

Belgium             080-058-041      Ireland    1800-924-391     Spain     900-902-882        

Brazil     080-089-15965   Israel     00 800 2445 3688**        Sweden 020-120-3033       

Canada 866-333-2708     Italy       0800-905-655     Switzerland        0800 001 544       

China     4006-509-806     Japan    0120-808651      Taiwan   0800-047168        

Denmark            80-404-942        Korea     080-2000500      Thailand             1800-290999        

Finland   800-523-061      Malaysia            1800-880156      United Kingdom 0800-026-1410     

France   0800-011-293     Mexico   001-866-333-2708          USA      866-333-2708       

Germany            0800-0001-101   Netherlands        0800-020-0102                             

                        New Zealand       0800-244-536                            

*  The India toll-free can be dialed only from IDD enabled BSNL/MTNL/BHARTI fixed phone lines (not from normal lines).

** Israel does not allow mobile origination to this number. Hotels may charge additional fees.  

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