Army Maintenance Training and Evaluation Simulation System (AMTESS): lessons Learned
Final rept. Apr 1986-Jun 1987
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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Lessons learned from the Army Maintenance Training and Evaluation Simulation System AMTESS program about how to design and acquire maintenance training devices were incorporated into a Device Acquisition Guideline DAG. The DAG was applied to representative device specifications to determine the quality of current spec writing and to recommend improvements. It was concluded that much could be done to improve specs by organizing them more clearly, defining terms more explicitly, and highlighting and better defining specs that had proven to be problems in past acquisitions. It was further concluded that job aids should be developed to help the spec writer, since that job demands the skills of a technical writer, human factors specialist, and instructional designer, as well as those of an engineer.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems