By Fred Schenkelberg
While the NoMTBF movement is making progress, we still find those that seem to want to use MTBF (or MTTF). As you know, MTxx type metrics are means, they contain little information and are generally misunderstood and misused. So, what should a well-educated practitioner do?
Let’s discuss a few ways you can and should respond to requests for MTBF? How to ask vendors, or anyone, for reliability information by not asking for nor accepting MTBF. Plus, let’s brainstorm and outline a few steps each of us can do tomorrow, and every day, in order to minimize the misuse of MTBF and related measures.