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Welcome and Introduction

Welcome to! is my own manifesto and website intended to promote my work through my unique and positive minded approach to reliability.

"Improving Future Project Performance Results"

I wish to explore application of this approach to more projects.

What is this great slogan, motto, and website about?

Great question! Please come along as I explain

Hello! My name is James G. Short, Jr. 

The JS section of is about me
I am here to offer my unique collection of life and work experience and talents and skills to explore development of new approaches to solving long standing reliability challenges. I am seeking an audience of friends and and website visitors interested in exploring and sharing but not stealing it.
I am here happily self-employed and working at minding my own business as the webmaster and the chief Ytilibailer Systems Reliability Engineering Consultant tasked with continuously Improving Future Project Performance Result for my own private projects.
The Reliability sections of are focused on my new positive minded approaches to Improving Future Project Performance Results which I designate by the name

A toolbox collection of templates, and systems reliability database manager applications tools,  for 

"Improving Future Project Performance Results"





Reliability ( is a noun for

The ability to be relied on or depended on, as for accuracy, honesty, or achievement.

Reliability engineering  ( is

a sub-discipline of systems engineering that emphasizes dependability in the lifecycle management of a product. Dependability, or reliability, describes the ability of a system or component to function under stated conditions for a specified period of time. Reliability is closely related to availability, which is typically described as the ability of a component or system to function at a specified moment or interval of time.

Reliability is theoretically defined as the probability of success 

as the frequency of failures; or in terms of availability, as a probability derived from reliability, testability and maintainability. Testability, maintainability and maintenance are often defined as a part of "reliability engineering" in Reliability Programs. Reliability plays a key role in the cost-effectiveness of systems.

Reliability engineering deals with the estimation, prevention and management of high levels of "lifetime" engineering uncertainty and risks of failure. Although stochastic parameters define and affect reliability, reliability is not (solely) achieved by mathematics and statistics. You cannot really find a root cause (needed to effectively prevent failures) by only looking at statistics. "Nearly all teaching and literature on the subject emphasize these aspects, and ignore the reality that the ranges of uncertainty involved largely invalidate quantitative methods for prediction and measurement."

Reliability engineering relates closely to safety engineering and to system safety, in that they use common methods for their analysis and may require input from each other. Reliability engineering focuses on costs of failure caused by system downtime, cost of spares, repair equipment, personnel, and cost of warranty claims. Safety engineering normally focuses more on preserving life and nature than on cost, and therefore deals only with particularly dangerous system-failure modes. High reliability (safety factor) levels also result from good engineering and from attention to detail, and almost never from only reactive failure management (using reliability accounting and statistics).

The bottom line concept that supports my whole program is that every human life matters and must be treated as a valuable resource which must not be wasted through carelessness lack of action. In my  solution approach, I consider that every human life is a project. Each human life project begins when the person is born into a body. The project is subject to defects which may cause the life project to end prematurely. Otherwise the life should continue with a relatively low death rate until the body begins to wear out and reaches the end of its useful life and dies. When a body dies it may be given an autopsy to determine the cause of death. During the useful life period many issues may influence the duration and quality of the life. 

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