Theme Area Team Information
Objective: Develop annual, theme-specific work plans for
review and approval by the AHPS Review Committee (ARC) and confirmation
by the NOAA Hydrology Program Manager. Plans should be based on
an assessment of what tasks need to be completed, and in what order,
to satisfy AHPS theme area requirements outlined in the AHPS Development
and Implementation Plan.
Plan Content and Task Monitoring: Work plans should include
a prioritized list of recommended AHPS fiscal year deliverables,
associated costs, and schedules; and identify the NWS office(s)
responsible for each deliverable. When it is necessary to use the
AHPS General Services Contract to accomplish a task, coordination
with the contractor (to determine cost and schedule) will be through
the AHPS Program Manager or his representative. NWS offices approved
to lead a task will be responsible for deliverables. The status
of work plan tasks will be monitored and reported upon quarterly
by the AHPS Program Office – the teams are only responsible
for developing the work plan. Draft quarterly reports will be provided
to team members for review and coordination prior to distribution
to the ARC.
Organization: The membership of each theme area team will
be reviewed annually and should have field and headquarters representation.
Team membership will include individuals collectively knowledgeable
of field operations, services and development. NWS offices responsible
for the deliverables are not required to have representation on
the work plan team, though the team will coordinate proposed tasks
with the responsible office.
Lead: A team lead, with assistance from the Hydrology Program
Coordinator, is to oversee the development of the team’s annual
theme area work plan and, as appropriate, assure coordination with
NWS personnel, e.g., Hydrologists-in-Charge, Development and Operations
Hydrologists and Service Hydrologists, and integration with other
Web Site: A website with the information needed by all
the teams (including this document) will be set up at http://weather.gov/ohd/rfcdev/projects/ahps_workplans.htm
This website will include most of the documents mentioned below
for Resources along with timeline and team membership information.
In order for the ARC to approve an FY 2005 AHPS program during the
November 2004 ARC meeting, each team should complete a draft FY
2005 work plan with identified tasks and deliverables by October
15 . The AHPS Program Office will compile theme-specific work plans
and submit them to the ARC by October 25.
available for work plan development include: