ACP3 - the Air Campaign Planning
Process Panel - provides an overview of the status of the workflow
during the development of one or more Courses Of Action (COAs). It
shows the status of a number of tools being used to develop and
evaluate the alternative COAs.
The Overall workflow can be shown in an aggregate way, and the individual workflow on each COA is summarized in the column for the COA. Drill down to the next level of detail of the workflow status is possible from suitable (expandable) nodes in the grapical display or from the Workflow Status row of the COA matrix.
Three types of status display are maintained:
The concepts for ACP3 are derived
from the O-P3 (Open Planning Process
Panel) as used to interface to the ARPI
O-Plan Project's Web Server.
In the Graphical Display, branching points in the process are
described as follows:
Impossible means that some precondition or trigger for the step has failed to be put in place, so the step cannot be executed without some alteration to the process.
N/A means "Not Applicable". This is a process step, or tool/agent facility that cannot be appplied. E.g. a Plan comparison can only be done on two or more COAs. N/A could also appear to "gray out" a conditional part of the process that has not been selected following earlier decisions.
The main ACP3 display is always in
the main browser window, information and help screens are sent to a
second "ACP3 Information" window,
which after it appears can be adjusted to a suitable size and left to
one side of the main display.