Sample Task Statements

SAM is a resource for tools, samples, examples, guidance, and training. An integral part of successfully obtaining a service contract is completing the Requirements Roadmap Worksheet. The key objective of the Roadmap is to facilitate developing a Performance Work Statement (PWS) based on clear Task Statements and Performance Standards.

Task Statements define what specific actions or outcomes must be accomplished to satisfy a requirement. They consist of verbs and nouns that objectively describe the outcome or performance requirement.

sample task statement example

To watch a video about writing effective Task Statements, visit the Video Kiosk. For a list of sample verbs and nouns often used to create Task Statements, go to the Sample Performance Element Components page.

Task Statement Resultsinfo button Contextinfo button Actionsinfo button
Analyze and define architecture baselines for the Program Office architecture baselines Program Office analyze, define
Analyze and support Process Improvements for XYZ System process improvements XYZ System analyze, support
Analyze, scan, test, and audit the network for the Computer Lab network Computer Lab analyze, audit, scan, test
Assess emerging technology and capabilities for the Computer Lab emerging technology, capabilities Computer Lab assess
Assist in and develop Information Assurance (IA) policy and procedure documents for the Program Office Information Assurance (IA) policy, procedure documents Program Office assist in, develop
Automate and generate online reports for the Program Office online reports Program Office automate, generate
Capture, collate, and report installation safety issues for XYZ System installation safety issues XYZ System capture, collate, report
Conduct periodic facility requirements analysis for the Program Office periodic facility requirements analysis Program Office conduct
Conduct system assessments and analyses for the Program Office analyses, system assessments Program Office conduct
Conduct system testing, subsystem testing, and component testing for the Computer Lab system testing, subsystem testing, component testing Computer Lab conduct
Conduct, provide, support, and develop special studies, briefings, papers, and status reports for XYZ System special studies, briefings, papers, status reports XYZ System conduct, develop, provide, support
Copy, collate, print, and bind technical publications and presentation materials for the Program Office technical publications, presentation materials Program Office bind, collate, copy, print
Create and maintain systems administration documentation, logbooks, and procedure documentation for the Computer Lab systems administration documentation, logbooks, procedure documentation Computer Lab create, maintain
Create and manage facility checklists for the Program Office facility checklists Program Office create, manage
Create, update, and provide storyboards and reports for the Program Office storyboards, reports Program Office create, provide, update
Design, develop, and distribute Curricula for the Program Office curricula Program Office design, develop, distribute
Develop and analyze program metrics for the Program Office program metrics Program Office analyze, develop
Develop and integrate risk management plans and risk management strategies for XYZ System risk management plans, risk management strategies XYZ System develop, integrate
Develop and maintain Interface Control Documents (ICD) for XYZ System XYZ System develop maintain
Develop and recommend mission assurance process improvements for the Program Office mission assurance process improvements Program Office develop, recommend
Develop handbooks, training courses, and computer based training for the Computer Lab handbooks, training courses, computer based training Computer Lab develop
Distribute CD ROMs, Personal Computers (PC), and peripherals for the Computer Lab Personal Computers (PC), peripherals, CD ROMs Computer Lab distribute
Establish and maintain user accounts for the Computer Lab user accounts Computer Lab establish, maintain
Evaluate system test plans for XYZ System system test plans XYZ System evaluate
Evaluate, participate, and prepare Program Management Review (PMR), Integrated Baseline Review (IBR), technical reviews, and audits for the Program Office Program Management Review (PMR), Integrated Baseline Review(IBR), technical reviews, audits Program Office evaluate, participate, prepare
Generate certification documentation for XYZ System certification documentation XYZ System generate
Generate, maintain, and establish training requirements, files, forms, and file plans for the Program Office training requirements, files, forms, file plans Program Office establish, generate, maintain
Hire qualified instructors and facilitators for the Program Office qualified instructors, facilitators Program Office hire
Identify and assess cross-schedule risk for the Program Office cross-schedule risk Program Office assess, identify
Identify, maintain, and manage deficiency reporting documentation for the Program Office deficiency reporting documentation Program Office identify, maintain, manage
Interface and coordinate Video Teleconferencing (VTC) for the Program Office Video Teleconferencing (VTC) Program Office coordinate, interface
Maintain multimedia equipment for the Computer Lab multimedia equipment Computer Lab maintain
Maintain tracking system for XYZ System tracking system XYZ System maintain
Manage and operate facsimile equipment for the Computer Lab facsimile equipment Computer Lab manage, operate
Manage Program Assets for the Program Office program assets Program Office manage
Monitor and analyze communications traffic, call legitimacy, and cost for the Program Office communications traffic, call legitimacy, cost Program Office analyze, monitor
Oversee prime contractor performance and subcontractor performance for the Program Office prime contractor performance, subcontractor performance Program Office oversee
Perform database analysis for XYZ System database analysis XYZ System perform
Perform quality assurance reviews for the Program Office quality assurance reviews Program Office perform
Perform security accreditation and certification for XYZ System security accreditation, certification XYZ System perform
Plan and implement pre-acquisition strategy and acquisition strategy for the Program Office pre-acquisition strategy, acquisition strategy Program Office implement, plan
Plan, develop, and maintain system program capabilities and operational concepts for the Program Office system program capabilities, operational concepts Program Office develop, maintain, plan
Plan, track, and schedule milestones for the Program Office milestones Program Office plan, schedule, track
Prepare and maintain operating instructions for XYZ System operating instructions XYZ System maintain, prepare
Prepare briefings, staff coordination, and decision documentation for the Program Office briefings, staff coordination, decision documentation Program Office prepare
Prepare for and present Preliminary Design Reviews (PDR) and Critical Design Reviews (CDR) for the Program Office Preliminary Design Reviews (PDR), Critical Design Reviews (CDR) Program Office prepare for, present
Prepare, handle, and process Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), and Trading Partner Agreements (TPA) for the Program Office Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), Trading Partner Agreements (TPA) Program Office handle, prepare, process
Provide and support bridge scheduling and connectivity for the Computer Lab bridge scheduling, connectivity Computer Lab provide, support
Provide change control analysis, status reporting, tracking, and control actions for the Program Office change control analysis, status reporting, tracking, control actions Program Office provide
Provide content imaging, archiving, and retrieval for the Computer Lab content imaging, archiving, retrieval Computer Lab provide
Provide data asset reporting and data change impact analysis for the Program Office data asset reporting, data change impact analysis Program Office provide
Provide IT support for the Program Office IT support Program Office provide
Provide management support for XYZ System management support XYZ System provide
Provide Tier 2 customer support for XYZ System Tier 2 customer support XYZ System provide
Review system specifications, system segment specifications, equipment specifications, and Interface Control Documents (ICD) for the Program Office system specifications, system segment specifications, equipment specifications, Interface Control Documents (ICD) Review the system design baseline, architecture, and interoperability requirements for XYZ System system design baseline, architecture, architecture, interoperability requirements
Support Data Disaster Recovery for XYZ System data disaster recovery XYZ System support
Support Modeling and Simulation (M∓S) Requirements for the Program Office Modeling and Simulation (M&S) requirements Program Office support
Support multimedia events for the Program Office multimedia events Program Office support
Support system integration, test planning, and test execution for XYZ System system integration, test planning, test execution XYZ System support
Support system level architecture, planning, and management for the Program Office management, planning, system level architecture Program Office support
Support systems test safety engineering for XYZ System systems test safety engineering XYZ System support
Troubleshoot and resolve network operating system software problems for the Program Office network operating system software problems Program Office resolve, troubleshoot
Update facility floor plan configurations for the Computer Lab facility floor plan configurations Computer Lab update
Update training database for the Computer Lab training database Computer Lab update