What is the difference between a Continuous and Snapshot LOSA?
A LOSA program that provides a constant stream of observational data over time with discretionary data validation and analysis windows.
A LOSA program that collects, validates, and analyzes observational data within a set time (usually six months from start to end, concluding with a LOSA Report).
|Continuous LOSA||Snapshot LOSA|
|Timetable Frequency||Variable (can start and stop)||Fixed (usually conducted once every three years)|
Operator personnel needed for all LOSA phases
Involvement from The LOSA Collaborative as is required
Operator personnel needed for specific LOSA phases
The LOSA Collaborative is responsible for the majority of the workload
|Observers||Team of consistent observers that are susceptible to groupthink||Team of one-time observers that offer a fresh perspective of TEM performance|
|Data Collection Timing||Flexible and variable||Fixed within one time period|
|Data Validation||Multiple roundtables that validate data periodically||One roundtable that validates all data at once|
|Data Analysis||Variable – Dashboard-centric with the option to perform data deep-dives depending on a sample size||Exhaustive - One-time data deep dive resulting in analysis within a given time|
|Results Impact||Discretionary feed of LOSA findings, typically upon request||Organizational jolt with one ceremonial presentation of LOSA findings|
|Pricing Model||Annual subscription||One-time transaction|