In our current project we had a number of bugs in designs (schematic and PCB layout) and I wonder whether we or our partners could have found them during review if we had used a "better" design checklist.
I assume that some companies handle checklists as company treasure, as it demonstrates their past design errors but also could differentiate their design efficiency and quality from competitors. I have found some open check lists:
I am not sure whether these lists would have saved us a revision of a PCB. Some errors where wrong dimensions of footprints of packages of new devices. Others were missed pull-up/pull-down where sometimes only a foot note gave a hint that it was required.
What are the experiences, does everyone use his personal checklist, or a company-maintained checklist? Do companies have "checklist maintainers"?