a. During mission analysis, identify and include safety hazards the unit may encounter when performing the mission and collective tasks. Document all safety hazards or issues to consider for the unit's performance of the collective tasks; this includes acquiring pertinent safety reports, regulations, and other data, and coordinating with the branch safety office.
b. During mission analysis, identify and document all environmental factors the unit may encounter while performing the mission and collective tasks. The training developer or SME must acquire pertinent environmental documentation (reports, regulations, and other data) and coordinate with the environmental protection office. This information is especially important for creating the follow-on training.
2-5. Unit Task List (UTL) approval
a. Due to its importance and criticality, the task proponent commander/commandant or his/her designated O-6 representative approves the UTL. UTLs are designed to increase Army readiness and mission accomplishment.
b. Prior to seeking approval, prepare the UTL so approvers can easily discern what they are approving. Also prepare other documents for record:
(1) List all of the tasks recommended for approval. Consider grouping the tasks by warfighting function (WFF) so the list is more easily understood.
(2) Identify tasks that were considered but not recommended as critical to mission accomplishment.
(3) Document any controversial issues, decisions, remarks, or issues that could surface as potential problems in the future.
c. Prepare a memorandum and attachments for signature, and distribute the approved list as appropriate. Add appropriate guidance for conducting the follow-on collective task analysis. The signature of the commander/commandant or his or her designated O-6 representative signifies approval of the UTL.
d. Once the commander/commandant or his or her designated O-6 representative approves the UTL, the list is distributed to all individuals and organizations responsible for the collective task analysis.
(1) Provide a copy to the proponents responsible for the follow-on collective task analysis of the approved collective tasks.
(2) Provide a copy to the individual training analysis office or equivalent.
(3) Notify offices responsible for producing training materials and products based on this UTL. It is the responsibility of the proponent to keep the approved UTL current. Minor changes to the UTL (deleting or adding a collective task) which modify the intent of the approved UTL, require a commander/commandant-signed memorandum detailing the change.
e. Coordinate shared collective tasks with the proponent of those tasks.
(1) A list of proponents assigned primary responsibility for training development material (based on subject matter) appears in figure 5-2.
(2) Provide information concerning identified shared collective tasks to the appropriate training development task proponent for follow-on individual analysis.
2-6. Mission analysis automation support
The completed and approved UTL must be made available to the appropriate users and organizations for use in conducting the collective task analysis. The collection (capturing) of analysis data from DTMS and CAC-approved automated development system is the preferred method of conducting the analysis. Automated systems provide some concrete outputs for several types of analysis—most notably mission analysis—and help in the maintenance of those outputs.
Note: The programming of a database always takes additional time after the identification of requirements; as such, there are analysis requirements that the database will not meet at any given time. However, the proponent must still meet those requirements. The capabilities of automated programs are constantly requiring updates. It is important to keep current on these capabilities and enter analysis data appropriately.
2-7. Mission analysis quality control (QC)
Ensure the quality of the application of the mission analysis process and the products developed. The training developer’s or SME’s branch chief has overall responsibility for ensuring that a thorough, efficient, and effective mission analysis is conducted, and that valid tasks are identified. The branch chief keeps the division chief informed on mission analysis status, and provides assurance to the division chief that the mission analysis outputs are valid. To maintain the quality of the mission analysis products, apply QC procedures continuously. All individuals involved in the mission analysis are responsible for and exercise QC over the process and products developed.
2-8. Mission analysis management
a. The mission analysis data needs to be provided to the user(s) for it to be of value. Make completed and approved analysis data and information available to appropriate users and organizations for use in designing and developing training products. The proponent’s final approval of the analysis data makes that product ready for availability or distribution.
b. The following options are used for the distribution process:
(1) Database accessibility. Distribution of data via electronic means is the most efficient method for sharing proponent-approved data external to the organization, and unapproved data internal to the organization. The proponent controls access rights.
(2) Reimer Training and Doctrine Digital Library (RDL). RDL (https://rdl.train.army.mil/) is the primary means for distribution of approved learning data and information across the Internet. This is a distributed library with training and education proponents controlling their own data and information.
(3) Manual distribution. Manual distribution is still an option. It is the most labor-intensive distribution means; use only when absolutely necessary.
(4) ATN is an authorized access point for the distribution of training proponent training material and resources