WFDSS Next Gen is designed to improve the user experiencing by being Scalable, Map-Focused and Intuitive while providing users with authoritative and as near to real-time information as possible to facilitate informed and rapid decision making. WFDSS NextGen will be utilizing services as the primary method for displaying spatial data, populating weather data throughout the application, running the fire behavior analyses and displaying Spatial Fire Planning data. Utilizing services gives WFDSS NextGen much more flexibility on the data it provides to the end user while ensuring that data is the most up to date and accurate information available.
The next 18 months will be exciting as WFMRDA will be engaging in robust testing, supporting training and course content development, as well as inviting users to participate in application testing and provide feedback, all in preparation of the full transition to WFDSS NextGen.
An effort to update WFDSS has begun. Over the 18 months we will be building a new user interface as well as updating underlying system architecture to incorporate new technology available since WFDSS was first built in 2007.
We want your feedback on your needs and wants for the next version of WFDSS. Before submitting your requirements and enhancement requests please double check your issue hasn't already been captured in the inventory, which will be updated periodically.
The current operational version of WFDSS will be maintained in its current state of Operations and Maintenance (O&M) with no Development Modernization or Enhancements (DME) taking place. Patching and necessary technical upgrades and changes necessary to comply with CIO policy and hosting environment requirements will continue until the Next Generation WFDSS is ready for production use.
NextGen User Groups and User Feedback
We are not actively gathering nominations for user groups (UGs) until we are able to implement FAMAuth/iNAP for application authentication and authorization. When users at large are able to access the application UGs will assist the NextGen team during the development phase of the project in testing Acceptance Criteria (AC) and giving feedback to build the development backlog. When we are able to open the application to all users we will solicit users to rebuild role and persona based User Groups (UGs). Until UGs are stood up again we have a single UG to gather feedback through feature area demo sessions. If you would like to participate please fill out the User Group sign up form so you can be included in the correspondence for new sessions.
The way user feedback will be gathered is through demos of specific parts of the application in short sessions that are recorded and then used to support the collection of a online form to gather feedback. Keep in mind that some demos will be seeking feedback for parts of the application that are still being built and are non or partially functional. Feedback will only be able to be taken for a limited period of time as development continues forward however when those feedback sessions end users can still submit feedback through the needs and wants form. These User Group feedback efforts are a work in progress so thank you in advance for your patience as we work out the kinks.
We look forward to hearing your feedback.
User Feedback Sessions:
Session 11: Relative Risk & Organizational Assessment Update 9-14-2023
Feedback Session 11 Summary & Responses (Coming Soon)
Session 10: Spatial Inventory 8-31-2023
Feedback Session 10 Summary & Responses (Coming Soon)
Session 9: Spatial Fire Planning Service 3-16-2023
Feedback Form (Closed April 15th)
Session 8: Analysis Actions and Status 2-22-2023
Feedback Form (Closed March 17th)
Session 7: System Preferences 1-26-2023
Feedback Form (Closed Feb 17 2023)
Session 6: Relative Risk and Organization Assessment 10-06-2022
Feedback Form (Closed Oct 27 2022)
Session 5: Legacy Data 9-22-2022
Feedback Form (Closed Oct 20, 2022)
Session 4: Map Layers 8-18-2022
Feedback Form (Closed Sep 15, 2022)
Session 3: Roles 8-4-2022
Feedback Form (Closed Aug 25, 2022)
Session 2: My Home 7-28-2022
Feedback Form (Closed Aug 18, 2022)
Session 1: Incident Search & Landing Page 7-14-2022
Feedback Form (Closed Aug 4, 2022)