OV-3: Operational Resource Flow Matrix

The steps below walk the user through populating data in Collector for an OV-3: Operational Resource Flow Matrix table report. This how-to topic presumes a novice-level knowledge of Architex and the Collector module. These steps can be completed by a user with write access to the module and architecture.
An OV-3 describes resources exchanged between activities and locations. The resource flows provide additional detail regarding the requirements associated with operational capabilities.
It may be helpful to sketch out the overall scenario or sequence (on a whiteboard or paper) before entering data into Collector.
Nodes and elements that should be populated at the end of this process:
Views Also Used In
OV-2, OV-5b, OV-6c
Operational Activity
CV-6, OV-2, OV-5a, OV-5b, SvcV-5, SV-5a, SV-5b
Operational Activity Edge
Source Activity
Target Activity
Operational Exchange Item
OV-2, OV-6c
Operational Exchange
Operational Exchange Item
Source Node
Target Node
Operational Activity Edge
OV-2, OV-6c
(Screenshots are from the SAR EA Example architecture, provided with most data services.)
1. Load the desired architecture (based on the UPDM 2.1 Framework) in Collector.
2. To capture the performers of the operation, select the Node node in the Outlook Bar. This node is a general repository for all task performers, which can include organizations, units, groups, roles, or posts. Add the performers to the Name element. (If there are no records in the node, click the Add button in the Ribbon Bar.)
3. The activities performed by a node are identified in the Operational Activity node. Select it, and add any new items to the Name element.
4. The flow from one activity to another is defined in the Operational Activity Edge node.
4a. Select the producing activity from the Source Activity element.
4b. Select the consuming activity from the Target Activity element.
4c. Type in the name of the connection in the Name element.
5. The items exchanged at each step are identified in the Operational Exchange Item node. Select it, and add any new items to the Name element.
6. All of these elements come together in the Operational Exchange node. It may be easier to define the steps first in Excel, and then either paste into the table or select from the drop-down menus in Collector.)
6a. Select the start and end nodes in the Source Node and Target Node elements, respectively.
6b. Next select the item exchanged between the nodes in the Operational Exchange Item element.
6c. Select the activity edge associated with sending and receiving nodes in the Operational Activity Edge element.
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