Human Task Analysis in a Mission Context
The Mission Task Analysis Tool (MTAT) provides the Human Systems Integration (HSI) workforce a way to conduct a structured task analysis for projects and programs. MTAT facilitates the planning, organization, assessment, reporting, and recommendations required for guiding, building, and sharing various task analysis processes and products. MTAT is an easy-to-use software tool that supports conducting human task analyses for acquisition programs. While initially built for NAVAIR 4.6, MTAT has broader application for use by the wider HSI community (DoD, civilian, and non-military). It supports the various analyses needed at different phases of a program, and helps analysts collaborate within and among programs to conduct their task analyses.
Benefits of Using MTAT
MTAT is an innovative software tool for organizing all elements that impact your task analysis. To properly account for the elements that effect the task analysis, one should consider the mission context, the system requirements, the personnel available to operate the technology, and the abilities of those personnel. MTAT provides a framework for organizing all of the elements and their relationships to one another in one tool. Without MTAT, an HSI analyst typically creates and manages a series of text documents, spreadsheets, databases, and other non-integrated files. The work then falls on the analyst to manually connect, remember, and consider the interrelationships among these things to make their recommendations. MTAT minimizes the effort required to create the knowledge base of the analysis, and then maximizes the understanding and visibility by parsing information required to make a good analysis. MTAT provides tools for comprehensive and traceable task analysis through visual “on-screen” analysis and customizable reports.