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Title: IR163-2 - Onsite Design Tool for Project Planning, Second Edition
Publication Date: 12/1/2003
Product Type: Implementation Resource
Status: Tool
Pages: 58
The User's Guide helps in installing and using the Onsite Design Tool for Project Planning (a Visual Basic program operating within Microsoft® Access). The tool, which is essentially decision-support software, is designed to assist project teams in determining those design activities that should be performed on site, by project phase, to achieve improvements in user-selected performance measures. The tool is easy to use, and the Guide contains two case studies for easy reference.

NOTE: This publication's accompanying beta software is a proof of concept and is available for informational purposes only.

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Abstract

The onsite design tool (OSD Tool) is a decision support software tool designed to assist project teams in determining which design activities should be performed on site, by project phase, to achieve improvements in user-selected performance measure(s). This tool is designed on a Microsoft® database platform, but knowledge of database applications is not required. The user interface is simple, using pull down menus. The user can perform four different types of queries and print the output in multiple formats.

Please note that the OSD Tool also has a glossary of terms and a pull down menu for help items that can be accessed from the main menu or “switchboard.” The OSD Tool is extremely easy to use. Should the user require assistance, the help menu contains several different topics. However, the database program was designed so formal training and guidance is not required for use of the tool. The following sections explain in detail the features and uses of the Onsite Design Tool. Chapter 2 provides two case study examples for easy reference.