Exploring the primary task and subsequent supporting tasks enabled us to target those events that needed to be performed live and those that could be accomplished with some sort of TADSS. For example, to certify an 11C mortar Infantryman, he must perform a live-fire event as part of a mortar crew.
We built a matrix to identify which events required live execution and those which could be TADSS supported.
By conducting the task analysis before jumping to a solution, we were able to match the correct TADSS or technique with the appropriate task.
The final lesson learned was the need to simplify integration of live, virtual, and constructive TADSS. Without a persistent capability on the installation, battalion staffs will need to conduct a lot of overhead planning and integration work to make an event like this one a success.