Hierarchical Task Analysis (HTA) is carried out by professionals who have to undertake a wide range of human factors and human resource design decisions. Using a wide range of industries and contexts to demonstrate the applicability of HTA in various settings, the author has used straightforward and accessible case studies and examples for the reader.
HTA is a method of defining goals and tasks for a particular job (using factors such as time, plant status, conditions, instructions and sequence) and then dividing each goal into "sub-goals", each with its own plan, in order to produce the most effective method of achieving the final aim.
The discussion of applications will aim to reinforce general concepts of HTA as well as provide guidance on how HTA may be used. There have been articles on HTA and chapters in other books, but there has never been a book on the subject to do it justice. This will be the first.
PART ONE: Introduction to Hierarchical Task Analysis 1. Introduction 2. Hierarchical Task Analysis - A Description of Method 3. Plans - The Key to Describing Task Complexity 4. How to Analyze Tasks Using HTA 5. HTA in Different Work Domains 6. Recording the Analysis PART TWO: Application 7. Articulating the Task 8. Team and Job Design 9. Human Resource Issues 10. Interface Design 11. Developing Documentation 12. Training Design and Development 13. Human Error Analysis 14. Integrating Solutions 15. Evaluating the System 16. Managing a Task Analysis Project 17. HTA as a Human Factors Framework Description of Method