Work Products

The ARRT Requirements Definition helps you create Work Products such as the Performance Work Statement (PWS), Statement of Work (SOW) or Statement of Objectives (SOO), the Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP), and the Performance Requirement Summary (PRS).



Work Products Page


On the Work Products page, there is a list of documents that you can edit and/or review:

  • Performance Work Statement (PWS) / Statement of Work (SOW) / Statement of Objectives (SOO)
  • PWS - Requirements Statements
  • Performance Requirement Summary (PRS)
  • Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP)
  • QASP - Surveillance Matrix
  • Summary Report
  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Relative Importance
  • Related Documents

You can enter these items by clicking on the appropriate link or the "Edit" button. To export a Work Product from this screen, click the "Export to Word" button.

Other functionality on this page includes the following:

  • "Review Completeness" button - shows you a list of incomplete tasks, PWS/SOW/SOO sections, and QASP sections.
  • Process Flow
    • Left Arrow - navigates to the Relative Importance page.
    • "Where Am I" button - displays where you are in the process flow.




Requirement Document


The Requirement document (PWS/SOW/OO) clearly describes the requirements, mission, scope, objectives, and standards for a Project. It is a standard template that you can customize to fit your mission needs.

Functionality on this page includes:

  • "Manage Sections" button - determine what sections are included in your Requirement.
  • "Where Am I" button - displays where you are in the process flow.
  • "Close" button - closes the PWS and navigates to the Work Products page.
  • "Export PWS" button - click this button to send your finalized Requirement to MS Word for further editing and finalization.
  • "View Req. Def." button - takes you to the on-screen display of the Requirement Statements.
  • "Clear Formatting in Database" button - allows you to clear out any formatting you have done to the data and sets it to the default format. Please note: this action cannot be undone.

Functionality in each Requirement Section:

  • Section Editor - click the blue section link to edit the Name, Paragraph Number, and Content of the Section. The Section Editor contains a "Check Spelling" button to help you find spelling mistakes.
  • "Notes" link - click to view the Notes that pertain to that specific Requirement section.
  • "Complete" checkbox - marks the section as finished.




Requirement Section Editor


You can include, exclude, or add new sections to the PWS/SOW/SOO using the Requirement Section page. Please note: edits to the Requirement Template made on this screen will only affect the current Project.

  • "Complete" checkbox - marks the section as finished.
  • Sections can be reordered by changing the Paragraph Number.
  • Edit a Section's Name or Text by clicking the Section's blue link.
  • To include/exclude a section, use the check boxes in the right column.
  • Delete a Section by clicking the "X" button in the column on the right. Please note: this action cannot be undone.
  • "Add Section" button - opens a blank dialog to add a new section.
  • "Close" button - closes this dialog and navigates back to the PWS/SOW/SOO.




Add New Requirement Section


After clicking the "Add Section" button, a dialog will appear for you to enter the new Section's information.

  • Section Classification Level (when appropriate) - select the Classification level for this Section . 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.
  • Paragraph Number
  • Section Name
  • Special Paragraph - the tool allows you to determine the section number for the Requirements, Deliverables, and Related Documents sections. Use this dropdown box for this assignment as necessary.
  • Section Text - the Text for the Section.
  • Section Description / Instructions - unpublished information about the Section to be used as reference for users.

After entering in all of the new Section's information, you should click the "Check Spelling" button to find any misspelled words.

When satisfied with the new Section, click the "Add Section" button to save and return to the previous screen.




Requirement Statements


The Requirements section of the PWS/SOW/SOO is the default location where the Statements you built are shown.

Functionality on this page includes:

  • "Where Am I" button - displays where you are in the process flow.
  • "Close" button - closes the Requirements and navigates to the Work Products page.
  • "Export PWS" button - click this button to publish your Requirements to MS Word for further editing and finalization.
  • "View Sections" button - takes you to the on-screen display of the Requirements Sections.

You can change the completeness of each requirement by clicking on the appropriate checkbox.



Performance Requirement Summary (PRS)


The Performance Requirement Summary (PRS) is a table listing the Project's Tasks and their corresponding Standards, AQLs, and Incentives.

  • "Where Am I" button - displays where you are in the process flow.
  • "Close" button - closes the PRS and navigates to the Work Products page.
  • "Export PRS" button - click this button to publish your PRS to MS Word for further editing and finalization.



Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP)



The QASP is a document government personnel use to determine if the contractor is meeting the performance standards described in the contract. The QASP identifies what is going to be inspected, the inspection process, and who will do the inspecting. The results of those inspections will then be used to document contractor performance. The QASP is a standard template that you can customize to fit your requirements.

  • "Manage Sections" button - determine what sections are included in your QASP.
  • "Where Am I" button - displays where you are in the process flow.
  • "Close" button - closes the QASP and navigates to the Work Products page.
  • "Export QASP" button - click this button to publish your QASP to MS Word for further editing and finalization.
  • "View Surv. Matrix" button - opens the Surveillance Matrix portion of the QASP for easy review.
  • "Clear Formatting in Database" button - allows you to clear out any formatting you have done to the data and sets it to the default format. Please note: this action cannot be undone.

Functionality in each QASP Section:

  • Section Editor - click the blue link to edit the Name, Paragraph Number, and Content of the Section. The Section Editor contains a "Check Spelling" button to help you find spelling mistakes.
  • "Notes" link - click to view the Notes that pertain to that specific QASP section.
  • "Complete" checkbox - marks the section as finished.




QASP Surveillance Matrix



The Surveillance Matrix is the key component of the QASP. It is a summary of the Project's Tasks, Standards, and Inspection information.

  • "Where Am I" button - displays where you are in the process flow.
  • "Close" button - closes the QASP and navigates to the Work Products page.
  • "Export QASP" button - click this button to publish your QASP to MS Word for further editing and finalization.
  • "View Sections" button - opens the main QASP sections and text.




Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP) Section Editor



You can include, exclude, or add new sections to the QASP using the Edit QASP Template screen. Please note: edits to the QASP Template made on this screen will only affect the current Project.

  • "Complete" checkbox - marks the section as finished.
  • Sections can be reordered by changing the Paragraph Number.
  • Edit a Section's Name or Text by clicking the Section's blue link.
  • To include/exclude a section, use the check boxes in the right column.
  • Delete a Section by clicking the "X" button in the column on the right. Please note: this action cannot be undone.
  • "Add Section" button - opens a blank dialog to add a new section.
  • "Close" button - closes this dialog and navigates back to the QASP.




Add New QASP Section



After clicking the "Add Section" button, a dialog will appear for you to enter the new Section's information:

  • Paragraph Number
  • Section Classification Level (when appropriate) - select the Classification level for this Section . 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.
  • Section Name
  • Section Text - the Text for the Section.
  • Section Description / Instructions - unpublished information about the Section to be used as reference for users.

After entering in all of the new Section's information, you should click the "Check Spelling" button to find any misspelled words.

When satisfied with the new Section, click the "Add Section" button to save and return to the previous screen.




Summary Report


The Summary Report is a synopsis of all of the requirements in a Project. The Summary is the equivalent to a Requirements Roadmap discussed in Step Four of the Seven Step Acquisition Process.

  • "Where Am I" button - displays where you are in the process flow.
  • "Close" button - closes the Summary Report and navigates to the Work Products page.
  • "Export" button - click this button to publish your Summary Report to MS Word for further editing and finalization.



Work Breakdown Structure


The Work Breakdown Structure is a summary of each requirement you defined for the Project.

  • "Where Am I" button - displays where you are in the process flow.
  • "Close" button - closes the WBS and navigates to the Work Products page.
  • "Export" button - click this button to publish your WBS to MS Word for further editing and finalization.
  • "Export to MS Project" button - exports your WBS into a Microsoft Project file.



Relative Importance Summary


The Relative Importance Summary lists each requirement in the Project and its weight.

  • "Where Am I" button - displays where you are in the process flow.
  • "Close" button - closes the Importance Summary and navigates to the Work Products page.
  • "Export" button - click this button to publish your Importance Summary to MS Word for further editing and finalization.



Related Documents




The tool allows you to create a list of documents that are associated with a Project. To create this list, perform the steps below:

  • Type the title of the Document in the box provided.
  • Click the "Add" button to add the Document to the list.
  • "Edit" - allows renaming of the Document.
    • "Save" button - applies any edits you have made to the Document name and/or Document Description Paragraph.
    • "Cancel" button - cancels any edits you have made to the Document name and/or Document Description Paragraph reverting back to the original entries.
  • Up and Down Arrows - allows you to change the order of the Documents as necessary.
  • "Delete" - removes an unwanted Document. Please note: this action cannot be undone.
  • "Back" - returns you to the Work Products page.
  • "Where Am I" button - displays where you are in the process flow.





Review Project Completeness


The tool tracks the completeness of your Projects to insure that there are no oversights when creating your Work Products. When you enter the Project Completeness page you will see a list of Requirements, PWS Sections, and/or QASP Sections that have not been designated as "complete".

To resolve an Incomplete Requirement, clicking the Requirement will launch a popup where you can mark a component as complete or edit the component if necessary.

To resolve an Incomplete PWS and QASP, clicking the appropriate Section will launch a popup where you can edit a section or designate it as complete.

To mark all Requirements, PWS Sections, and QASP Sections as incomplete, click the "Clear All Completion Statuses" button.

Clicking the "Clear Formatting in Database" button allows you to clear out any formatting you have done to the data and sets it to the default format. Please note: this action cannot be undone.





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