*Having met it’s initial objective, the PERTI Evaluation Team has been suspended. The PET may be re-activated should the CSG see a need for the team’s usefulness to support the PERTI initiative. Meanwhile, team members have joined the Stakeholders Evaluation Team (SET).
Stakeholder Evaluation Team
The SET operates under the direction of the ATO Leadership with primarily the same objective as the PET, but with more aggressive near-term goals. In the spirit of collaboration and remaining connected to the CDM philosophy, updates to the team’s progress and evolution will be documented here on this CDM web page.
In late 2019, the SET disseminated a survey to stakeholders which aimed to understand the usefulness of the daily National System Review (NSR) along with encouraging suggestions for improvement to the NSR and its objectives. Results from the survey guided the SET in making recommendations to restructure the NSR as well as the full review process.
History of PERTI and Stakeholder Collaboration
The FAA Air Traffic Organization’s Strategic Plan focuses on becoming more effective in the strategic and predictive planning and execution of daily traffic management. This includes accounting for disruptive events by analyzing traffic and constraints from the past and building upon data driven analysis to make the NAS even safer and more efficient. Part of this strategic effort is known as PERTI. Each letter represents one of the five key points of the mission – Plan, Execute, Review, Train and Improve. In promoting the FAA’s sophisticated approach to strategic air traffic system management, PERTI motivates outreach to the aviation community on behalf of the FAA’s Air Transport Organization (ATO), providing subject matter experts and operational insight to our partners. As the PERTI process evolves, collaborative stakeholder engagement in all 5 phases of the process is imperative for establishing success in the mission. Because of the dynamics involved with the strategic and tactical planning of an operation, the CDM Stakeholders Group activated a working group, PERTI Evaluation Team (PET), employing a collaborative consortium of experiential knowledge and subjective judgment to further the PERTI objective and strategy. Through a “lessons learned” methodology that identifies both positive and negative performances and close collaboration with the stakeholders through the work group, PERTI delivers the consistent data-driven results industry is seeking. The PET was activated in May, 2017. The SET was stood up in April, 2019 to address the day to day review process. Through PERTI and subsequently, the PET and SET, the effort supports the FAA ATO’s goal of enhancing Traffic Management Tools in partnership with the flight operators and other segments of aviation through the CDM process.