The need to provide in-field decision support is a unique characteristic of Triad-based work strategies.
Triad-based data collection programs can produce significant amounts of data rapidly. Effective decision-making based on these data presumes a means for efficiently organizing, managing, and presenting data in a timely fashion to decision-makers. These decision-makers may be on-site, or they may be physically distant from site activities. The need to provide in-field support for decision-making is a unique characteristic of Triad-based work strategies. The results are data management requirements that are not typically associated with more traditional field activities, where analytical data management only becomes an issue after field work is complete and seldom is time critical. Real-time support for decision-making is one of several logistical and implementation considerations discussed from a project manager's perspective in the section entitled Logistical and Implementation Considerations.