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Appendix C - Validation Report
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... 128 Validation Report A P P E N D I X C
From page 129...
... 129 T A B L E O F C O N T E N T S 130 Overview: Validation Report 130 Background 130 Objectives 130 Methodology 130 Validation Task Findings 131 Feedback on Navigating through the Wiki 131 Page-Specific Feedback 131 Front Page 131 Overview Page and Sub-pages 132 Guidance for Transit Managers 132 Approach to Business Case Methodology Pages 132 System Engineering 132 EA/EAP 133 About the Project/Survey Results 133 Glossary 133 Access and Control of Wiki Site 133 Other Feedback 134 Summary of the Validation Research and Recommendations for Improvements 134 Recommendations for Improvements 135 Recommendations for the Wiki Operations and Maintenance 135 Appendices 135 Appendix A: General Facilitation Guide 137 Appendix B: EA/EAP Focused Facilitation Guide 138 Appendix C: Validation Workshop Invitees and Attendees
From page 130...
... . In addition, the following Validation Workshop objectives were developed: • Introduce the draft TCRP project content and the new draft presentation format • Obtain feedback on the "wiki approach" for presenting the information • Obtain feedback on the content and recommendations on other materials to add • Obtain feedback on how the wiki content might be managed and how content might be "quality-controlled" (i.e., what sections should be open to anyone to add/edit?
From page 131...
... . • Maybe say there are "Top ten transit" issues for transit executives • Consider splitting the page into two pages or splitting the bottom of the Front Page into two boxes, where one focuses on the benefits of the wiki to the reader and the other highlights the content areas • Words by themselves don't attract transit managers, add more pictures • It can't start too technical • Many participants agreed they would click the Overview link on the Front Page first.
From page 132...
... Several senior transit managers who attended the workshops or were interviewed gave the section high marks for clarity, organization and brevity. • Level of detail looks about right • "Checklist approach works for me" • "It's very powerful to relate investments to goals." Approach to Business Case Methodology Pages The pages associated with the Business Case Methodology were shown as a template for the five Framework elements.
From page 133...
... Site Credibility The access and control questions led to questions about how to ensure site credibility. Some respondents recommended that the sponsoring agency should brand the homepage.
From page 134...
... – Change from TEAP to TEA-IP Framework • Fix the Front Page to engage the Transit Professionals and make it easier to read • Add directed questions so Transit Staff looking for specific information can find it more easily. • Add the Glossary to the Side Bar • Separate the collaborative pages in the Enterprise Architecture Guidebook from the guidance pages
From page 135...
... – The initial need in the industry that lead to the project – The project -- TCRP TEAP Framework Project – The Workshop Objectives (indicate that they should be on the screen) Objectives:  Introduce the draft TCRP project content and the new draft presentation format  Obtain feedback on the "wiki approach" for presenting the information  Obtain feedback on the content and recommendations on other materials to add  Obtain feedback on how the wiki content might be managed and content be "quality-controlled" (What sections are open to anyone to add/edit?
From page 136...
... • Do other sections if time allows – EAP – Post-implementation Analysis – Funding Quickly go through other parts of site that are listed below, if time allows Go to Give quick tour through the four pages • Understanding Transit IT/ITS Implementation Funding • Understanding Transit IT/ITS Implementation Funding Best Practices • Locating Additional Resources on Transit IT ITS Implementation Funding Go to Give a high speed intro thru 4 pages • Understanding the What, Why, and Benefits of a EA/EAP • Learning about EA/EAP Best Practices (EA Guidebook) • Locating Additional Resources Related to EA/EAP
From page 137...
... and Introduce: • The Project Team • The initial need in the industry that led to the project • The project -- TCRP TEAP Framework Project • The Workshop Objectives • Objectives – Introduce the Enterprise Architecture Guidebook content and presentation format – Obtain feedback on organization of materials – Walk through pages and obtain feedback on usefulness and improvements • Workshop Protocol – ask us to slow down if needed – ask questions whenever you have one Go to • There are several ways to navigate through the wiki and get to the EA/EAP pages. • Show 4 ways to get to the EA/EAP pages • 1 -- navigation bar • 2 -- cover • 3 -- side bar • 4 -- site map Go to • Point out format similar to the other topics – Understanding the What, Why, and Benefits of a EA/EAP – Learning about EA/EAP Best Practices (EA Guidebook)
From page 138...
... Mike, WW, John N Long Beach N Long Island Railroad (LIRR) N Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority LYNX (Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority)
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... First Name Last Name Organization Peter Anderson City of Fort Worth David Sullivan Hampton Roads Transit Edward Thomas Aegir Systems, Inc. Shirley Hsiao Long Beach Transit Robin Stevens Robin Stevens Consulting Katherine Keller Central Ohio Transit Authority Bruce Eisenhart ConSysTec Table 3.


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