Requirements Definition - Inspection

After assigning Standards, you need to determine the Inspection and Assessment information for each Requirement.

A Wizard will assist you in completing this information the first time you come to this section. The Wizard has five parts: Standards Assignment, What, How, Who, and Incentive.


Inspection Assistant



The Inspection Assistant page is a summary of what is to be inspected, how it will be inspected, who will be doing the inspecting, and to what Standards the Inspection applies. From here you can create or edit all of the Inspection components.

Functionality on this page includes the following:

  • "Create New Inspection" button - launches the five step Wizard that guides you through the Inspection process.
  • "Copy Inspections" button - opens a dialog where you can copy Inspections from other Projects in the tool.
  • "View Standards" button - opens a dialog that shows you all of the Standards that have been created for that Requirement.
  • Inspection Classification Level (when appropriate) - select the Classification level for this Inspection. When clicking the dropdown box, you will only be able to make a selection that is equal to or lower than the assigned Project classification.
  • Blue E, F, G, H links - opens a dialog where you can edit the specific information for each part of the Inspection process.
  • Up and Down arrows - changes the order of how the Inspection Information sets will appear in the Work Products.
  • "X" button - deletes an Inspection Information set from the list. Please note: this action cannot be undone.
  • "Edit Stds" link - opens dialog where you can change which Standards are related to the Inspection.
  • "Complete" checkbox - click this when you are satisfied with the completeness of your Inspection Information. The tool will track your Requirements to help you insure that all Inspection Information is complete when creating your Work Products.
  • "Comments" button - opens the Comments dialog where you can provide notes specific to the Inspections. The number beside the notepad icon refers to the number of Comments available on this topic.
  • "Whiteboard" button - the Whiteboard is a handy location where you can record notes to yourself or other users for reference. This data is not visible in any of the finished products that the tool creates.
  • "Change Log" button - opens the Change Log to review a list of data modifications specific to the Inspections.
  • Process Flow
    • Up Arrow - navigates to the previous Task's Inspections in the Requirements Definition Tree.
    • Left Arrow - navigates to the Standards Assistant page.
    • "Where Am I" button - displays where you are in the process flow.
    • Right Arrow - navigates to the Requirements Definition page.
    • Down Arrow - navigates to the next Task's Inspections in the Requirements Definition Tree.



Inspection Information - Standards Assignment




The first step in creating Inspection information is assigning the Standards that are tied to the Inspection.

Functionality on this page includes the following:

  • Inspection Classification Level (when appropriate) - select the Classification level for this Inspection. When clicking the dropdown box, you will only be able to make a selection that is equal to or lower than the assigned Project classification.
  • "This inspection information applies to all Standards" checkbox - Click this checkbox if the Inspection you are creating applies to all of the Standards in the Requirement. If not all of the Standards are tied to this Inspection, uncheck this box.
    • Click the Standards(s) in the "Available Standards" section that relate to the Inspection. Please note: if you want to select multiple Standards at one time, hold down the "Ctrl" button on your keyboard while clicking each Standard with your mouse.
    • Click the "Assign" button to move the Standards to the "Selected Standards" section.
  • "Save" button - commits your data and closes the Wizard, returning you to the Inspection Assistant.
  • "Cancel" button - discards changes you have made to the data and returns you to the Inspection Assistant.
  • "Copy Inspections" button - opens a dialog where you can copy Inspections from other Projects in the tool.
  • Process Flow
    • Left Arrow - navigates back to the Inspection Assistant.
    • "Where Am I" button - displays where you are in the process flow.
    • Right Arrow - opens the next step in the Inspection Wizard.



Inspection Information - WHAT



The second step in defining Inspection Information is determining what you will inspect to verify that the Standard you assigned to a Requirement has been met. This typically coincides with the Requirement's Deliverables. When considering this entry, refer to the Results you assigned to the Requirement.

Use the box provided to type what you will be inspecting to verify that the Standards has been met for the Requirement.

Functionality on this page includes the following:

  • Inspection Classification Level (when appropriate) - select the Classification level for this Inspection. When clicking the dropdown box, you will only be able to make a selection that is equal to or lower than the assigned Project classification.
  • "Use the Results from the [WBS Level]" button - often the items you have designated as the Results of your Requirement are going to be the same as what you will be inspecting. Click this button to use the data.
  • Deliverables - shows a list of Deliverables assigned to this Requirement.
  • Project Deliverables - shows the Deliverables that are associated to the overall Project.
  • Left Arrow button - select a Project Deliverable and click the left arrow to assign it to this Requirement.
  • Right Arrow button - to remove a Deliverable from a Requirement, select it in the Deliverables box and click the right arrow.
  • "New" button - click to add a new Deliverable to the Project. A blank Deliverables Editor dialog will appear where you can enter a new Deliverable's Number, Name, and Description.
  • "Edit" button - click to edit a Deliverable. The Deliverables Editor dialog will appear where you can edit the selected Deliverable's Number, Name, and Description.
  • "Renumber" button - launches a dialog that asks if you want to change how the Deliverables are numbered.
  • "Deliverables are Complete" checkbox - click this when you are satisfied with the completeness of your Deliverables. The tool will track your Requirements to help you insure that all Inspection Information is complete when creating your Work Products.
  • "Save" button - commits your data and closes the Wizard, returning you to the Inspection Assistant.
  • "Cancel" button - discards changes you have made to the data and returns you to the Inspection Assistant.
  • "View EFG" button - opens a popup where you can review the "What", "How", and "Who" in the current Inspection you are creating, editing, or reviewing.
  • Process Flow
    • Left Arrow - navigates back to the Standards Assignment page.
    • "Where Am I" button - displays where you are in the process flow.
    • Right Arrow - opens the next step in the Inspection Wizard.



Project Deliverables



Project Deliverables are documents created by the contractor in accordance to the contract. Deliverables can be tracked in the Inspection Information section of the ARRT Requirements Definition. For more information on the functionality of this page, go to the Deliverables help page.



Inspection Information - HOW




The third step in creating Inspection Information is defining how you will inspect the Standards to insure that the Requirement is completed. When considering this entry, refer to the Actions you assigned to the Requirement.

Use the box provided to type how you will be inspecting the what you created in the previous Wizard step. Define the Frequency you will verify the Standard has been met for the Requirement by making a selection in the dropdown box or typing in a new one.

Functionality on this page includes the following:

  • Inspection Classification Level (when appropriate) - select the Classification level for this Inspection. When clicking the dropdown box, you will only be able to make a selection that is equal to or lower than the assigned Project classification.
  • "Select From Previously Used Inspection Methods" button - click this button to see a list of methods previously used, filterable by Project or Tool.
  • "Save" button - commits your data and closes the Wizard, returning you to the Inspection Assistant.
  • "Cancel" button - discards changes you have made to the data and returns you to the Inspection Assistant.
  • "View EFG" button - opens a popup where you can review the "What", "How", and "Who" in the current Inspection you are creating, editing, or reviewing.
  • Process Flow
    • Left Arrow - navigates back to the previous step in the Inspection Wizard.
    • "Where Am I" button - displays where you are in the process flow.
    • Right Arrow - opens the next step in the Inspection Wizard.



Inspection Information - WHO



The fourth step in creating Inspection Information is defining who will be performing the inspections. When considering this entry, refer to the Contexts you assigned to the Requirement.

Use the box provided to type who will be performing the Inspections.

Functionality on this page includes the following:

  • Inspection Classification Level (when appropriate) - select the Classification level for this Inspection. When clicking the dropdown box, you will only be able to make a selection that is equal to or lower than the assigned Project classification.
  • "Select From Previously Used Inspection Methods" button - click this button to see a list of inspectors previously used, filterable by Project or Tool.
  • "Save" button - commits your data and closes the Wizard, returning you to the Inspection Assistant.
  • "Cancel" button - discards changes you have made to the data and returns you to the Inspection Assistant.
  • "View EFG" button - opens a popup where you can review the "What", "How", and "Who" in the current Inspection you are creating, editing, or reviewing.
  • Process Flow
    • Left Arrow - navigates back to the previous step in the Inspection Wizard.
    • "Where Am I" button - displays where you are in the process flow.
    • Right Arrow - opens the next step in the Inspection Wizard.




Inspection Information - Incentives/Remedies



The fifth step in creating Inspection Information is defining the Incentives and Remedies. Incentives are positive or negative consequences for the contractor based on how successful they are in meeting the Standards. Incentives are not valid for all Requirements or contracts, so this is not a required field.

To activate the Incentive for this Requirement, click the "Yes, there is an Incentive/Remedy" checkbox. A dialog will appear where you can type in an Incentive. Unclicking this checkbox will delete the Incentive. Please note: this action cannot be undone.

Functionality on this page includes the following:

  • Inspection Classification Level (when appropriate) - select the Classification level for this Inspection. When clicking the dropdown box, you will only be able to make a selection that is equal to or lower than the assigned Project classification.
  • "Select From Previously Used Inspection Methods" button - click this button to see a list of Incentives and Remedies previously used, filterable by Project or Tool.
  • "Save" button - commits your data and closes the Wizard, returning you to the Inspection Assistant.
  • "Cancel" button - discards changes you have made to the data and returns you to the Inspection Assistant.
  • "View EFG" button - opens a popup where you can review the "What", "How", and "Who" in the current Inspection you are creating, editing, or reviewing.
  • Process Flow
    • Left Arrow - navigates back to the previous step in the Inspection Wizard.
    • "Where Am I" button - displays where you are in the process flow.
    • Right Arrow - closes the Wizard and takes you back to the Inspection Assistant page.





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