ERIC Number: ED236377
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Basic Organizing/Optimizing Training Scheduler (BOOTS): User's Guide. Technical Report 151.
Church, Richard L.; Keeler, F. Laurence
This report provides the step-by-step instructions required for using the Navy's Basic Organizing/Optimizing Training Scheduler (BOOTS) system. BOOTS is a computerized tool designed to aid in the creation of master training schedules for each Navy recruit training command. The system is defined in terms of three major functions: (1) data file editing, in which the user defines the scheduling parameters and constraints, (2) scheduling, in which the user builds the training schedule while using the system to monitor all of the defined constraints, and (3) data output generators for formatting and printing hard copies of the resulting schedule and documenting the supporting data files. Following an introduction (section 1), the guide contains three sections and two appendixes. Section 2 provides a general description of the master training scheduling problem. A brief overview of BOOTS is provided in section 3. This is followed in section 4 by detailed step-by-step instructions on how to use the BOOTS system to prepare new and/or revise old master training schedules. An annotated list of the BOOTS software and detailed specifications of the hardware configuration requirements needed by the BOOTS system are contained in appendixes to the guide. (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Naval Training Analysis and Evaluation Group, Orlando, FL.