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8 4. Development of fully functional prototypes, Section 2 summarizes the needs assessment methodology 5. Field-testing, and its findings, including the survey of states and the litera- 6. Refinement based on test results, ture review (Task 2). 7. Documentation, and Section 3 summarizes the findings of the review of exist- 8. Product delivery. ing analytical tools and software (Task 3). Section 4 compares the identified needs to the existing Task Summary tools to identify gaps in current capabilities and describes the process by which concept plans for new tools were rec- The following tasks composed the work plan for this ommended (Task 4). research: Section 5 describes the tools that were developed (Tasks 6, 8, and 11). 1. Develop Needs Assessment Methodology, Section 6 describes the testing process (Task 10). 2. Conduct Needs Assessment, Section 7 presents recommendations for future research on 3. Review Existing Analytical Procedures and Software, 4. Recommend Tools for Development, analytical tools for asset management, including work to fur- 5. Interim Report on Tasks 1-4, ther enhance the tools and encourage their adoption. 6. Preliminary Design and Test Plan, Appendix A presents summaries of the detailed agency 7. Interim Report on Task 6, survey results conducted for Task 2. 8. Revised Design and Prototype Development, Appendix B presents summaries of the existing analytical 9. Technical Memo on Task 8, tools reviewed for Task 3. 10. Field Test Prototypes, User guides for AssetManager NT and AssetManager 11. Tool Refinement, and PT were prepared as companion documents to this final 12. Final Report and Tool Delivery. report. A companion CD includes the appendices to this report, 1.3 CONTENTS OF REPORT the two user guides, and copies of the tools. This CD also includes a copy of draft XML schema developed as a start- This report is the deliverable for Task 12; it documents the ing point to describe data requirements for the asset man- findings of all tasks of the research effort. agement performance tradeoffs domain.