Module 17 - T311 - Applying Your Test Plan to the NTCIP 1203 v03 DMS Standard
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Date: November 17, 2011, 2:00-3:45 p.m. ET

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Learning Assessment 1: Why do you perform testing?

Prove contractor has satisfied standards and project requirements.
To determine the material meets specification.
Verify that you got what you want in the project.

Question: How much time and budget should a contractor identify for testing of DMS in a project? Any guidelines?

I've heard values of between, five to ten percent. Again, I think it's more dependent on how much risk the system is to your particular agency. Again, if it's a high risk, meaning you don't have much experience of it, and some multimillion dollar procurement for you, you've got little experience with standards, but it's a high priority, a high profile project for you in this big project, let's say, 50 signs, then you may probably venture closer to the ten percent.