A practical user guide, this contains real case studies demonstrating the impact TA has in industrial applications. Task analysis (TA) is the term applied to any process that identifies and examines tasks performed by humans as they interact with systems. This book documents the application of task analytical techniques and organizes them into a practical user guide. It enables organizations to select the most appropriate and cost-effective technique to meet their particular needs and uses real case studies to demonstrate the impact task analysis has in industrial applications. "A Guide to Task Analysis" shows how to target TA resources optimally over the life cycle of a project, from conceptual design through to systems operation, noting the role of TA in safety and quality assurance; minimizing operator error; enhancing productivity; maximizing staff potential; implementing new technologies; and translating similar tasks across different task environments. It is aimed at design engineers, safety assessors, trainers, protocol/procedure writers, and project managers, with or without previous TA experience.