Project Information

The Project Information page gives you the basic details about a project.



Project Information- New


Create a new Project by completing the following fields:

  • "Import from ARRT Requirements Definition" button - if you created a project using the ARRT Requirements Definition and would like to use it as the basis for this project, import it in by clicking this button. The tool will automatically fill in the Project Name when finished.
  • Creation Date - displays when the Project was created.
  • Folder - the folder where you want the new Project to be located.
  • Project Name - the name of the Project.
  • Contract Years - enter the number of years for the contract. If you have a contract that consists of more than one year, you will also need to select how you are going to estimate the Contract Years.
    • Estimate Costs Individually Per Year
    • Estimate Costs Once and Use for Each Contract Year
    • Estimate Total Project Costs Once - Please note: This selection prohibits the use of inflation.
  • Inflation - you can estimate inflation for Projects that contain two or more Contract Years.
    • Calculate Inflation - use the option buttons to select whether or not inflation will be included.
    • Inflation Rate - enter the inflation rate (as a percentage) for the contract.
  • Factor Loading Rates - Factor Loading Rates are additional costs of a contract beyond the cost of labor and materials. Click the "Edit" button to enter values to each of these rates. Please note: Projects cannot be saved with blank fields. If a rate is unknown or will not be included in the Project, enter a zero as a placeholder.
  • Project-Wide Standards and Rates - enter values into the fields provided for the following rates:
    • Hours Per Workweek - the default number of hours an employee will work each week.
    • Person Hours Per Year - the total default number of hours an employee will work each calendar year.
    • Travel Mileage- Cost Per Mile - the allowable cost per mile rate that government will reimburse for miles driven using a personal vehicle.
  • Process Flow
    • Left Arrow - navigates to the Project List.
    • "Where Am I" button - opens the tool process flow diagram.
    • Right Arrow - navigates to the Requirements page.




Import Project from ARRT Requirements Definition


Users who have completed a PWS/WBS in the ARRT Requirements Definition can import that Project's data into this tool.

  • Click the "Import from Requirements Definition" button on the Project Information page.
  • Select the file that contains the desired Project by clicking the "Browse" button.
    • Navigate to the file by searching for the folder where it is saved.
    • Click "OK" when you have selected the file.
  • Select the Project to import by clicking on the Project name in the ARRT Requirements Definition Projects list.
  • Select which types of items you would like to import:
    • All - imports the PWS Sections and WBS from the source Project.
    • PWS Sections Only - imports only the PWS sections from the source Project.
    • WBS Only - imports only the Work Breakdown Structure from the source Project.
  • Click the "Import" button.
  • A confirmation window will appear.
    • Clicking "No" will cancel the import.
    • Clicking "Yes" will continue the import.




Factor Loading Editor


The Factor Loading Editor enables users to enter loading rates for the Project.

  • Overhead - enter the Minimum, Most Likely, and Maximum Overhead rates for the Project.
  • General & Administrative (G&A) - enter the Minimum, Most Likely, and Maximum G&A rates for the Project.
  • Facilities Capital Cost of Money (FCCM) - enter the Minimum, Most Likely, and Maximum FCCM rates for the Project.
  • Profit/Fee - enter the Minimum, Most Likely, and Maximum Profit/Fee rates for the Project.
  • The tool allows you to select the Cost Types that will include Profit/Fee. Use the checkboxes to determine which Cost Types to include in this calculation.
  • Complete checkbox - mark the data as "complete" when you have finished assigning estimates. Please note: this data cannot be marked "complete" with empty (blank) fields. If a rate is unknown or will not be included in the Project, enter a zero as a placeholder.
  • "Save and Close" button - saves the values and navigates back to the previous page.
  • "Cancel" button - discards any changes that were made and navigates back to the previous page.




Project Information- Edit


Edit an existing Project's Information by addressing the following fields:

  • Folder - the folder where you want the new Project to be located.
  • Creation Date - displays when the Project was created.
  • Project Name - the name of the Project.
  • Contract Years - view the number of years and the method of estimation you entered for the contract.
  • Inflation - you can estimate inflation for Projects that contain two or more Contract Years.
    • Calculate Inflation - use the option buttons to select whether or not inflation will be included.
    • Inflation Rate - enter the inflation rate (as a percentage) for the contract.
  • Factor Loading Rates - Factor Loading Rates are additional costs of a contract beyond the cost of labor and materials. Click the "Edit" button to enter values to each of these rates. Please note: you cannot remove values and save.
  • Project-Wide Standards and Rates - enter values into the fields provided for the following rates:
    • Hours Per Workweek - the default number of hours an employee will work each week.
    • Person Hours Per Year - the total default number of hours an employee will work each calendar year.
    • Travel Mileage- Cost Per Mile - the allowable cost per mile rate that government will reimburse for miles driven using a personal vehicle.
  • Process Flow
    • Left Arrow - navigates to the Project List.
    • "Where Am I" button - opens the tool process flow diagram.
    • Right Arrow - navigates to the Requirements page.





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