ARRT Settings

ARRT has several tool-wide settings that you can manage. 


ARRT Settings Page

On the ARRT Settings page, you can choose from the following options:

  • Manage WBS Nomenclature - ARRT allows for a four level WBS.  You can designate the naming of these levels from here.
  • Manage Weighting Nomenclature - ARRT allows you to change the naming of the five levels used on the Requirements Weighting page.
  • Manage Deliverable Numbering - designate whether (and how) ARRT auto-numbers the deliverables you create in the tool.
  • Manage PWS/QASP Section Templates - create and edit the templates you will use based on the PWSs and QASPs your project requires.
  • Manage Result Categories - create, import, and export categories of Results for easier organization and use in Task creation.
  • Display Page Help - turn on/off the option for automated Help.
  • Require ABC - when this function is turned on, a user is required to input a Result (A), Context (B), and an Action (C) before ARRT will generate an editable Statement.


WBS Nomenclature

ARRT allows for a four level Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).  You can designate the naming of these levels from here.  ARRT contains default nomenclature that is DAU approved.

  • "Edit" button - click to edit the names of the four WBS levels.
  • "Save" button - saves the changes you made to the WBS levels.
  • "Cancel" button - discard any changes you have made to the WBS levels.
  • "Back" button - navigates to the ARRT Settings page.


Weighting Nomenclature

ARRT uses a five level Weighting system to designate the importance of your requirements. You can change the naming of these levels from here.  ARRT contains default nomenclature that is DAU approved.

  • "Edit" button - click to edit the names of the five Weighting levels.
  • "Save" button - saves the changes you made to the Weighting levels.
  • "Cancel" button - discard any changes you have made to the Weighting levels.
  • "Back" button - navigates to the ARRT Settings page.


ARRT-Wide Deliverable Numbering

The project deliverables you create in ARRT need to be numbered for tracking purposes. You can change the numbering convention of the deliverables here.  ARRT contains default numbering that is DAU approved.

  • "Use Automatic Numbering" checkbox - select this option to allow ARRT to auto-number each deliverable you create.  Unchecking this option requires you to manually designate a number each time you create a new deliverable.  If you choose to auto-number:
    • Prefix - the first digit (typically a letter) of the deliverable number.
    • Number of Digits - the length of the deliverable number;  should be between 1 and 10
    • Preview - shows you how the deliverable numbering will look based on the parameters you input.  Please note:  the preview does is not updated until after you have clicked "Save".
  • "Edit" button - click to edit the deliverable numbering convention.
  • "Save" button - saves the changes you made to the WBS levels.
  • "Cancel" button - discard any changes you have made to the nomenclature.
  • "Renumber" button - changes the numbering for every Deliverable in the Project to make the numbering uniform.
  • "Back" button - navigates to the ARRT Settings page.


PWS/QASP Section Templates

You can configure the PWS and QASP templates to suit your Project's requirements.  The functionality on this page allows you to create, edit, and import templates.

  • "New" button - reveals the following options for creating a new PWS or QASP template:
    • "Import" button - imports a template from another version of ARRT.
    • "Create From Project" button - create a new template by using the PWS and/or QASP sections you used in a current Project in ARRT.  This is convenient when you have made edits to the sections during the process of creating a Project.
    • "Blank" button - creates a blank template with no sections in it.  After creating this template you will need to click the "Manage Templates" button to add and create sections.
    • "Cancel" button - cancels this function.
  • "Edit" button - click to edit template specifications.
  • "Delete" button - removes the selected template from your version of ARRT.   Please note- this action cannot be undone.
  • "Copy" button - makes an exact duplicate of an existing template.
  • "Manage Sections" button - make edits to the PWS and/or QASP sections in particular templates.  Please note: these changes will only be visible in Projects you create after these edits.
  • "Back" button - navigates to the ARRT Settings page.

When clicking on a template in the list, you have the following options:

  • Template Type - designate whether the new template is a PWS or a QASP.
  • Template Name - give a name to the template.
  • Default Template - check this box if this is the template you want ARRT to regularly use when you create new Projects.
  • "Cancel" button - cancels the creation or editing of a template
  • "Save" button - saves the creation or edits you make to a template


Manage Results Categories

Create Custom Categories

You can create custom Categories for Results you use most often.  This can be performed by following these steps in the Category Editor:

  • Click the "Add New" button to display the New Category and Subcategory fields.
  • Type in a name for the Category and Subcategory and click "Add" button.
  • Select the new Category by clicking it in the Choose a Category column.
  • Add the Result(s) you want to include in the Category using one of these two methods:
    • Type in your own Result in the box provided.  As you type, ARRT will attempt to auto-complete your Result with existing content.
    • Click the dropdown arrow, selecting the Result, and clicking the "Add" button.
  • To remove a Result from your list, select the Result then click the "Remove" button.  You can select multiple Results by holding down the "Ctrl" button on your keyboard while you click.


Other functionality on this page includes the following:

  • "Edit" button - Edit a Category name by selecting the Category from the list on left.  This opens the Category Editor fields.  Make your edits and click the "Save" button.
  • "Delete" button - removes a Category from this version of ARRT.  Please note: this action cannot be undone.
  • "Export" button - share a Category list with a coworker by completing the following steps:
    • Click the "Export" button.
    • Choose the appropriate Category and click "Export".
    • Determine where you want the exported file to be saved, give the file a name, and click "Save".
    • The message "Export Complete" will appear at the bottom of the dialog when the process is complete.
  • "Import" button - see instructions below.


Import PWS/QASP Templates

This function allows you to import PWS and QASP Templates from a different copy / version of ARRT. 
 
Remember that the template only affects future projects that are created using the “New Project” button.  Existing projects will not be affected by importing or changed in the template.

  • To Import a Category, click the "Import Templates" button.
  • Click the "Browse" button to navigate to the file that contains the Templates, then click "Open".
  • Click the "Import" button.
  • A message box will appear indicating that the import is complete.


Import Categories

Categories can be Imported into ARRT for use in your Projects.  SAM is a resource for downloadable Categories.  Go to the ARRT Result Categories Download page to see a list of available Categories.

  • To Import a Category, click the "Import" button.
  • Click the "Browse" button to navigate to the file that contains the Categories, then click "Open".
  • Choose the Category and Subcategory that you want to Import.  A list of the Category's Results will appear in the column on the right.
  • Click the "Import" button.
  • A message box will appear indicating that the import is complete.




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