Having had several new projects starting up recently, it was time to take a look at the updated SAS DCTs.
One thing that has been a noticeable change from the first versions of the SAS checklists is that they have become more finely-tuned and some of the less important questions have been edited out.
It also seems the SAS team has spent some time getting the questions grouped better by actual DCT number. The first versions of SAS would have a single maintenance-oriented question in the middle of an operations checklist. Overall, the question set has grown slightly, but is generally improved.
Look for more discussion on the SAS format in the near future.