Encl: (1) to COMDTINST 5224.7
This is an optional, temporary, small group that serves
to guide the Quality Action Team (OAT) in its
The guidance team, if formed, is composed of the
Quality Action Team leader, the member of the
convening Quality Management Board that "owns" the
process, and one or more other representatives chosen
to reflect the customers' interests in the process under
Serve as a sounding board for ideas and suggestions.
Encourage the free flow of ideas, provide "reality
checks" and facilitate the removal of obstacles, while
serving to channel the QAT's efforts.
Serves as an informed, empowered facilitating group
for the QAT to relieve the Quality Management Board
from QAT details and resolvable problems.
If the study issue requires multiple, concurrent OATS
to study separate sub-issues, the guidance team plays a
strong coordinating and alignment role.
The guidance team is not in the formal review chain
for the work products of the QAT (the team's results
are reported directly to the Quality Management
Board for further action.