The Complexity of Proceduralized Tasks [electronic resource] / by Jinkyun Park.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Springer Series in Reliability Engineering: Publisher: London : Springer London, 2009Description: XXIV, 189 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781848827912Subject(s): Engineering | Engineering economy | System safety | Structural control (Engineering) | Engineering | Quality Control, Reliability, Safety and Risk | Operating Procedures, Materials Treatment | Engineering Economics, Organization, Logistics, MarketingAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 658.56 LOC classification: TA169.7T55-T55.3TA403.6Online resources: Click here to access online
Foundation -- Complexity of Proceduralized Tasks -- Significant Complexity Factors -- Complexity Evaluation -- to Software Complexity -- Emergency Tasks Prescribed in the EOPs of NPPs -- Analyzing the Required Actions Prescribed in Emergency Tasks -- Quantifying the Contribution of Task Complexity Factors -- Integrating the Contribution of Each Complexity Factor -- Validation of TACOM Measure -- Promising Applications and Outlook -- Promising Applications -- Concluding Remarks with Outlook.
Procedures are usually written as clearly as possible to make them easy for users to understand. Despite this, procedures are rarely able to provide precise instructions about every possible situation, so following a procedure can often be harder than it seems: it is not a simple task, but rather a cognitive activity that can prove quite demanding. The Complexity of Proceduralized Tasks deals with the problem of quantifying the complexity of a proceduralized task; in other words, a task written as a procedure. Procedures should be written in a way that is easy to follow, and that makes them easy to understand. The greater the complexity of a task, the more difficult it is to perform; therefore, measuring the complexity of proceduralized tasks can be very beneficial in assessing their potential effectiveness. Accordingly, this book proposes a systematic framework that is able to quantify the complexity of proceduralized tasks. This approach is designed to complement existing methods that have focused mainly on making procedures easier to understand, rather than enhancing their overall performance. The Complexity of Proceduralized Tasks will be a valuable resource for researchers and students who are interested in the provision of effective procedures for the purpose of enhancing the performance of human operators. It discusses a range of complexity factors, with chapters dedicated to such topics as software complexity, emergency tasks, and the TACOM measure. Springer Series in Reliability Engineering publishes high-quality books in important areas of current theoretical research and development in reliability, and in areas that bridge the gap between theory and application in areas of interest to practitioners in industry, laboratories, business, and government.