Requirements

After creating a Project, the next step while working in the IGCE process is to determine which PWS/WBS requirements are going to be assigned estimated costs.



Project Requirements


Create Requirements by using the following options:

  • "Import PWS" 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. This button will not be visible if you imported a project on the Project Information page. More information on this topic is available below.
  • "Add" button - opens a window where you can create a new Requirement.
  • "Edit" button - opens a window where you can edit an existing Requirement.
  • Up Arrow button - moves the selected Requirement up in the list.
  • Left Arrow button - moves the selected Requirement to a higher level in the hierarchy by moving it left in the list.
  • Right Arrow button - moves the selected Requirement to a lower level in the hierarchy by moving it right in the list.
  • Down Arrow button - moves the selected Requirement down in the list.
  • "Delete" button - deletes the selected Requirement. Please note: this action will delete the Requirement and any cost estimates assigned to the Requirement.This action cannot be undone.
  • Process Flow
    • Left Arrow - navigates to the Project Information page.
    • "Where Am I" button - opens the tool process flow diagram.
    • Right Arrow - navigates to the Costs page.




Import PWS


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

  • Click the "Import PWS" button on the Requirements 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.
    • Click "No" to cancel the import.
    • Click "Yes" to continue with the import.




Requirement Editor


Add or edit existing Requirements by using the Requirements Editor. This form includes the following:

  • Number - the full PWS/WBS number for the Requirement. For example: C.3.1.6. Please note: the Requirement will NOT be automatically ordered by number.
  • Statement - a sentence stating what the contractor needs to perform. For example: The Contractor Shall create, edit, and manage task statements for an Independent Government Cost Estimate. For more information on how to best write task statements, go to the section in the ARRT Requirements Definition Help Guide.
  • Description - an optional field where you can add more information regarding the Requirement.
  • Standards and Acceptable Quality Levels (AQL) - lists the Standards and AQLs assigned to the Requirement.
    • "Add New Standard/AQL" button - launches a dialog where you can add/edit the Requirement's Standards and AQLs
    • Pencil (edit) button - opens an editor where you can make changes to the Standard and/or AQL
    • "X" button - deletes the Standard and AQL. Please note: this action cannot be undone.
  • "Previous" button - saves the Requirement data and navigates to the previous Requirement in the list
  • "Next" button - saves the Requirement data and navigates to the next Requirement in the list
  • "Save and New" button - saves the data and opens a new, blank window so you can create a new Requirement.
  • "Save and Close" button - saves the data and closes the editor.
  • "Cancel" button - discards the edits and closes the Requirements editor.




Standards Editor


Add or edit an existing Standard and Acceptable Quality Level (AQL) by entering the following fields:

  • Standard - describe how well the contractor needs to perform the Requirement. This should be driven by the level of performance required to meet the Requirement.
  • Acceptable Quality Level (AQL) - an acceptable variation to the contractor's performance.
  • "Previous" button - saves the Standard/AQL and navigates to the previous Standard/AQL in the list
  • "Next" button - saves the Standard/AQL and navigates to the next Standard/AQL in the list
  • "Save and New" button - saves the Standard/AQL and opens a new, blank window so you can create a new Standard and AQL .
  • "Save and Close" button - saves the data and closes the Standards editor.
  • "Cancel" button - discards the edits and closes the Standards editor.





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