Tool Settings

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



Settings Page


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

  • Tool-Wide Settings that affect all users in All-in-One and Multi-User Modes:
    • Manage WBS Nomenclature - the tool allows for a four level WBS. You can designate the naming of these levels from here.
    • Manage Importance Nomenclature - the tool allows you to change the naming of the five levels used on the Relative Importance page.
    • Manage Requirements Templates - create and edit the templates you will use based on the PWS/SOW/SOO and QASP your project requires.
    • Manage Result Categories - create, import, and export categories of Results for easier organization and use in Task creation.
    • Manage Classifications - turn on and manage the use of Classifications. Please note: once these are turned on, they cannot be turned off.
    • Log All User Data Changes - by default, all changes made to Projects are logged. This feature can be turned off in order to keep the size of the database from becoming too large.
  • User Settings that affect only the local version of the tool:
    • Require Use of ABC Method When Building Requirements - when this function is turned on, a user is required to input a Result (A), Context (B), and an Action (C) before the tool will generate an editable Statement.
    • Display Guidance When Navigating to Each Page- turn on/off the option for automated Help.
    • Auto-Collapse Section 3 Tree - collapses the WBS tree on the Requirements Definition tab in order for quicker loading of the page.
    • Auto-Compact Database on Exit - on some systems an error has been encountered when compacting on exit. Turning this feature off eliminates this error, however it can cause the database to grow in size.




WBS Nomenclature


The ARRT Requirements Definition allows for a four level Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). You can designate the naming of these levels from here. The tool 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 Tool Settings page.




Importance Nomenclature


The ARRT Requirements Definition uses a five level Importance system to designate the weighting of your requirements. You can change the naming of these levels from here. The tool contains default nomenclature that is DAU approved.

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




Manage Database Classification


The ARRT Requirements Definition has the option to turn on Security Classifications in order to work on Projects that may be classified. Please note: once these are turned on, they cannot be turned off.

  • "Enable Classifications" checkbox - select this option to turn on this function. You will be able to designate what level of Classification you want to give the database. You may change the level at a later time, but options may be limited based on Classification data you have in your Projects.
  • "Edit" button - click to edit the Classification.
  • "Save" button - saves the changes you made to the Classification levels.
  • "Cancel" button - discard any changes you have made.
  • "Back" button - navigates to the Tool Settings page.




Requirements Templates


The functionality on this page allows you to create, edit, and manage PWS/SOW/SOO and QASP templates to suit your Project's requirements.

  • "New" button - reveals the following options for creating a new Requirement (REQ) or QASP template:
    • "Import" button - imports a template from another version of the tool.
    • "Create From Project" button - create a new template by using the Requirement and/or QASP used in a current Project. 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 the tool. Please note: this action cannot be undone.
  • "Copy" button - makes an exact duplicate of an existing template.
  • "Manage Sections" button - make edits to the Requirement 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 Tool Settings page.

When creating or editing a template in the list, you have the following options:

  • Template Type - designate whether the new template is a Requirement (REQ) or a QASP.
  • Template Name - give a name to the template.
  • Default Template - check this box if this is the template you want 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



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, the tool 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 the tool. Please note: this action cannot be undone.
  • "Export" button - share a Category list with a coworker by completing the following steps:
    • 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 Categories


Categories can be Imported into the tool for use in your Projects. SAM is a resource for downloadable Categories. Go to the 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.




Import Templates


This function allows you to import Requirement and QASP Templates from a different copy/version of the tool.

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 changes in the template.

  • To Import a Template, click the "New" then "Import" buttons.
  • 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.





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