Banner

While working in the tool, you will see a blue banner at the top of the majority of pages. This banner tells you which step you are working on in the ARRT Requirements Definition process. You can return to the Main Page by clicking on the blue ARRT logo on the far left.


Blue Banner



On the right side of the banner you can click on buttons that may be helpful while you are working in the tool:

  • Notepad - opens the Comments feature. The number next to the sticky-note icon on the Comments button denotes how many Comments exist for the current Project.
  • Search - opens the Search feature.
  • Project Progress - opens a popup with completeness graphs for each component of the tool.
  • Change Log - opens the Change Log to review a list of data modifications.
  • "?" - opens the Guidance.
  • Printer - prints the current page.



Comments



While working in the ARRT Requirements Definition tool, you can create Comments related to the Project or specific topic areas you are working on. These Comments are meant for internal use only, but you do have the option to include them in your exported Work Products if you wish.

The Comments form has a lot of functionality.

  • "Show Comments on Current Item Only" link - hides all Comments that are not directly related to the HLO, Task, etc. that you are currently working on. The current item is shown in the box directly beneath this link.
  • "Close" - closes the Comments form.
  • Printer button - prints the Comments currently displayed in the form.
  • "New Comment" - opens a blank form where you can enter new Comments. More information is available on this form in the section below.
  • "All Comments" - shows all Project Comments.
  • "Advanced Filter" - opens a dialog where you can choose how you want to view the Comments based on selectable Filters and Sorting.
  • "Project Level" - shows only the Comments that relate to the upper-level Project.
  • "HLO Level" - shows only the Comments that relate to a Project's High Level Objectives.
  • "Task Level" - shows only the Comments that relate to a Project's Tasks.
  • "Delete All" - removes all of the Comments in a Project. Please note: this action cannot be undone, however there is a warning dialog to prompt you before the delete is performed.
  • "X" - deletes a specific Comment. Please note: this action cannot be undone.
  • "Edit" - opens a Comment to allow you to review and make changes.



New Comment



The New Comment form allows you to add or edit a new Comment to the tool.

  • "Save and Close" - commits your data and closes the Comment form.
  • Date - the tool automatically inputs today's date into this field, however you can change this if necessary.
  • Author - the person who made the Comment. Input your name or select from the dropdown list.
  • Assigned To - the person who should address the Comment. Input a name or select from the dropdown list.
  • Status - allows you to manage whether and how a Comment has been addressed. Select the state of the Comment from the dropdown list. This will aid in keeping your Comments organized.
  • Priority - the importance of the item. Select how pressing the information in your Comment is from the dropdown list.
  • Type - the category of the project where a Comment applies. Use the dropdown list to select what level of the Project the Comment relates to.
  • Item - specific data point in the Project the Comment relates to. Use the dropdown list to select the appropriate item. As you change the selected item in this list, the tool will open the appropriate form that the Comments relates to.
  • Comment - your Comment text.




Comments Advanced Filter and Sort



The Advanced Filter and Sort dialog allows you to personalize how you view Comments based on Filters and Sorting. The white section at the bottom of the form will show a summary of the filtering and sorting selections you have made, as well as the number of results that will be returned.

  • Filtering - select the appropriate fields in the Type, Author, Assigned To, Status, and Priority boxes based on how you want to Filter the Comments.
  • Sort by - click the radio button to select which field you want to sort by.



Search



The Search feature lets you find words or phrases in your Requirement.

The Search form has the following functionality.

  • "Close" - closes the Comments form.
  • Keyword searchbox - type the word or phrase you would like to find in this field.
  • "Search" button - executes the Search function.
  • "Select/Deselect All" checkbox - allows you to select/deselect all of the checkbox options that can narrow or widen your search criteria. You can search for your keyword in the following text areas in the tool:
    • Task Statements
    • Task Descriptions
    • Standards
    • Acceptable Quality Levels (AQLs)
    • Inspection: What
    • Inspection: How
    • Inspection: Who
    • Inspection: Incentive/Remedy
    • Requirements (PWS/SOW/SOO) Sections
    • QASP Sections
  • Search Results - shows the number of places your keyword exists.
  • Item Type - shows the criteria area the search result is in. This column can be sorted by clicking on the column title.
  • Item Number - shows the WBS, Requirement, or QASP number for the search result. This column can be sorted by clicking on the column title.
  • Item Text - shows the text where your keyword exists. This column can be sorted by clicking on the column title. You can navigate to the result by clicking on the appropriate blue link.



Project Progress



The Project Progress feature lets you how far along you are in completing your Requirements. The bar in the middle will show either red or green based on the percentage of Statements, Deliverables, Inspections, Standards, Requirement Sections, and QASP Sections you have marked as complete.

You can click the "Go To Progress Completeness Form" button to navigate to a form where you can quickly change an item's completion status.




Change Log



The Change Log shows you a list of all changes that have been performed in the Project.

You can click the "Delete All" button to clear this list. This will allow you to control the size of your database. Please note: this action cannot be undone.



Help/Guidance



The Help/Guidance form instructs you on what you are to do on the page you are currently working on in the tool. Other functionality on this form includes:

  • "Help Guide on SAM" button - launches your internet browser on the page on SAM for the page you are currently working on in the tool.
  • "Glossary" button - opens a glossary of terms that may assist you while working in the tool.
  • "Close" button - closes the Help form.
  • "Display Pop-up Page Guidance" checkbox - turns on/off the option for automated Help.




Footer



While working in the ARRT Requirements Definition, you will see a colored footer at the bottom of the majority of pages. This footer indicates important information about the Project you are working in:

  • Connection Type
  • Database Type (Multi-User Mode only)
  • Database Alias (Multi-User Mode only)
  • Checked In/Out (Multi-User Mode only)
  • Locked/Unlocked
  • Current User

You can click the footer to change these states if needed.

If the Project you are working in is locked, the footer color will change to grey:





Classification Banner/Footer



If you are working in a version that has Classifications enabled, you will see a colored footer at the top and bottom of each page that indicates the Classification level of the database. For more information on using Classifications, go to the Tool Settings page.

PLEASE NOTE: All Classification markings on the image above are for illustrative purposes only. All information on the SAM website is Unclassified.



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