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TUG, AASHTO, TTF Primer Class. Tim Lindberg (TTF Member from South Carolina) October 6, 2007. Trns•port Task Force (TTF) Membership. 9 members Cross-section of users and IT support staff Cross-section of Trns•port usage

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Tug aashto ttf primer class

TUG, AASHTO, TTFPrimer Class

Tim Lindberg

(TTF Member from South Carolina)

October 6, 2007

Trns port task force ttf membership
Trns•port Task Force(TTF) Membership

  • 9 members

    • Cross-section of users and IT support staff

    • Cross-section of Trns•port usage

  • Typical member is a Trns·port user and has been active in the TUG for several years


Special Committee on Joint Development

Trns·port Product Task Force

Trns·port User Group, TRTs, TAGs

Trns port task force ttf appointments
Trns•port Task Force(TTF) Appointments

  • Resumes solicited from all licensing agencies

  • TTF reviews qualifications and recommends short list of applicants to Special Committee on Joint Development (SCOJD) **

  • SCOJD makes final selection of members to be appointed to TTF **

  • Chair and Vice-Chair determined by SCOJD with input from TTF members **

    ** (Recent Changes to appointment process)

Trns port task force responsibilities
Trns•port Task Force Responsibilities

  • Determines when new products should be developed

  • Determines appropriate software platforms

  • Annual Maintenance Support and Enhancement (MSE) contract with contractor

  • Long Range Work Plan (LRWP)

Mse document
MSE Document

1. Overview

2. Maintenance and Support Services

3. Maintenance and Support Budget

4. Enhancement Work Items

5. Shared Products

6. Service Units


Service units
Service Units

  • Contracting through AASHTO rather than sole source contracting to Info Tech

  • Services in $13,500 units

  • Support activities examples

    • Installing Trns•port and setting system parameters

    • Customizing screens and report templates

    • Converting data and populating the Trns•port database,

    • Analyzing differences between Trns•port and current agency practices

    • Providing orientation and training

    • Funding Enhancements

Task force meetings
Task Force Meetings

  • 5 meetings per year

    • Sept / December / January / April / June

  • MANY E-Mail exchanges

  • Frequent conference calls

  • Lots of work done in subgroups

September ttf meeting
September TTF Meeting

  • Primary Objective

    • Strategic Planning

  • Additional Objectives

    • Prepare for TUG

    • Review results of previous FY MSE

  • Normally held in Gainesville

    • More attendees from ITI’s staff

December meeting
December Meeting

  • Primary Objective

    • Start preparation of LRWP and MSE

  • Review enhancement ballot results

    • Ask ITI to prepare estimates of TTF selected enhancements

January ttf meeting
January TTF Meeting

  • Primary Objective

    • Finalize LRWP and MSE

  • Determine enhancements

  • Prepare for Annual Chairs Meeting

    • Meeting of all AASHTOWare Task Force Chairs with SCOJD

April ttf meeting
April TTF Meeting

  • React to directions received at Annual Chairs Meeting

  • Review status of current MSE

    • Enhancements

    • Budget concerns

June ttf meeting
June TTF Meeting

  • Year end “stuff”

    • June software releases

    • Final adjustments to next FY MSE

Technical review teams trts
Technical Review Teams (TRTs)

  • Appointed by TTF

    • Assist TTF in working with contractor in development of new product/enhancement

  • 3 to 5 members

    • Users familiar with product/functions

    • Agencies contributing funding

  • Business normally conducted by e-mail or conference calls

  • Chaired by TTF member


  • Review software prototypes as software is developed

  • Provides contractor guidance on user needs

  • Reviews and recommends acceptance of results of the software testing

Testing of software
Testing of Software

  • Contractor’s QC/QA

  • Alpha testing

  • Beta testing

  • Warranties

Alpha testing
Alpha Testing

  • Formalized testing at a controlled site

    • Required by AASHTOWare guidelines

  • Normally at contractors offices

  • Normally performed by contractor

    • Can utilize agency users

  • Test results reviewed and accepted by TTF

Beta test sites
Beta Test Sites

  • User agency testing prior to release of new enhancements

    • Required by AASHTOWare guidelines

  • Number of sites based on magnitude of the enhancement

    • Multiple sites (on different platforms) for complex enhancements

    • Beta sites selected by TTF

  • 30-60 day Beta testing typical

  • Test results reviewed and accepted by TTF

Beta test sites1
Beta Test Sites

  • Need commitment from user agencies to perform adequate pre-release testing

    • Necessary third party software

    • Commitment of staff

    • Coordinate with Trns•port contractor


  • 120 days on enhancements

    • Longer for special cases

  • Includes fixing things broken in the release

Trns port task force
Trns•port Task Force

Left to Right

John Riedl (OR)

Tim Lindberg (SC)

Jim Ramsey (AASHTO)

Liz Wunderlich (NE)

Barbara Scruggs (VA)

Don Grayson (MS)

Jim Johnson (FL)

Loren Lemmen (MI)

Todd Bergland (MN)

(Not pictured)

Denis Glascock (MO)