Writing a Standard Operating Procedure

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The following format is to be used when writing all new Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). It is pre-coded in wiki markup therefore only needs to be copied to the new SOP page for editing.

{{SOP Block|123|How to write an SOP|Anfo|1|30 MAY 15|N/A|N/A}}

== Purpose ==
Why is this SOP being written?

== Scope ==
Who is this SOP for?

== Prerequisites ==
What will readers need to have/know before they use this SOP?

== Responsibilities ==
Explain here the people who have specific roles in this SOP.

== Procedure ==
Provide the information/steps/diagrammes required to perform SOP.

== References ==
What outside references were used to create this SOP?

== Definitions ==
Explain here any terms that may not be understood by the reader.

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SOP No. 123
SOP Title How to write an SOP
Author Anfo
Revision No. 1
Implementation Date 30 MAY 15
Last Review Date N/A
Reviewed By N/A

Purpose

The purpose of this working example is to help explain how a Standing Operating Procedure (SOP) is written in a way that makes it easy to read and understand.

Scope

This SOP is targeted at members of the 39th Battalion Clan whom have a responsibility in the planning, writing and developing SOP's for clan use.

Prerequisites

Prerequisites to writing SOP's may include:

  • A sound understanding of the rules of the English language;
  • A responsibility or interest in the development of training and procedures.

Responsibilities

The creator of the SOP assumes sole responsibility to the creation and updating of the information; however other members may contribute by offering feedback.

Procedure

Procedure for writing an SOP:

  • Identify a need to document a procedure used by the 39th Battalion;
  • Practice the SOP in the field, accept feedback from peers and introduce, modify or remove redundancy;
  • Apply best practice from field trials into written form within Clan wiki;
  • Perform procedures in the field and react to ongoing changes in Arma and 39th gameplay by editing the wiki SOP to suit the changes.

References

WWW, Wikipedia, Standard Operating Procedure

Definitions

  • Standing Operating Procedure: A set of procedures illustrating processes adopted by an organisation designed to maintain quality, efficiency and effectiveness.