a. Data currency. Current, complete, and comprehensive individual task analysis is critical for training and education. It is the responsibility of the proponent developer to keep individual task analysis data current. Changes in doctrine, organization, materiel, or personnel may initiate revisions to the analysis. Safety issues may require revision to the conditions, standards, and/or performance steps.
b. Individual task numbering. Individual task numbers are used to identify each individual task. Use the standardized number format listed in figure 7-1 for all individual enlisted, warrant officer, and commissioned officer tasks. Table 7-2 provides the institutional codes used with individual task numbering.
Figure 7-1. Individual task number format
(1) The first set of characters (PPPP) is the proponent or school code (three or four alphanumerics).
(2) The second set of characters (XXX) identifies whether the task is:
(a) MOS-specific. MOS-specific tasks use the proponent-assigned three-character alphabetic, numeric, or alphanumeric code that identifies the MOS the task supports.
(b) Common to all Soldiers (or Army civilians). These tasks use "COM" for the second set of characters.
(c) Shared between MOS within CMFs. These tasks use "000" for the second third set of characters.
(3) The third set of characters (NNNN) is a proponent-assigned four-digit number identifying the task within the category number. Do not use task numbers of obsolete or superceded tasks for 5 years. Table 7-2 provides the institutional codes used with individual task numbering.
Institutional codes for individual task numbering
EAATS = Eastern Army National Guard (ARNG) Aviation Training Site
NGB = National Guard Bureau
c. Individual task title. The task title sums up the action to be performed. The title should be completely understandable in terms of the expected outcome by anyone reading it. Write the title in a standard format, using title case. The title must consist of one appropriate present tense action verb (see table E-2) and one object. This is very important when it comes to evaluating the task. For example, Maintain an M16 Series Rifle is an appropriate individual task title because it specifies a single action performed by one Soldier. See figure 7-2.
Figure 7-2. Developing individual task titles
d. Task references(s) listing. To aid Soldiers in locating the most current applicable reference(s), list only the minimum number of references for an individual task. At a minimum, one reference must be linked to the task. Avoid including an expansive list of references simply because the document makes some degree of reference in the performance of the task. This guidance applies at both the task and performance step levels.