This communication proposes the development by the PHM Society of a classification or taxonomy for the skills needed for the prognostics and health management (PHM) field. This taxonomy is a set of descriptors for each skill for a chosen range of competency levels: entry, working and mastery. This communication defines a structure and process to ensure application to real needs by employers, practitioners and training developers. Preliminary results of the development of Analytics, Test and Experiment Design and Cost Benefit Studies sub-domains within the PHM field are reported based on workshops at the PHM 2012 and 2013 Annual Conferences. Steps for a way forward are proposed and mechanisms for interested parties to participate are suggested. The PHM Society’s Education and Professional Development Committee would lead these efforts.
skills, capabilities, competency levels
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