Case Study: Federal Government Agency

Project Management and Business Case


 

BUSINESS NEED

The Client was the Managing Partner of a cross-agency E-Gov initiative seeking to make it easy for businesses to comply with governmental regulations.  The key challenges for The Client were to define a specific strategy to achieve the initiative's broad vision and to implement a cross-agency program management structure to facilitate collaboration between partner agencies.

THE SOLUTION

Excella was engaged to refine the business case for the initiative and develop a project management structure.  Excella first developed a project charter that would establish the management structure and approach. The project charter included a clear description of the problem to be addressed, a definition of the project objectives, a list of key activities and milestones, a description of responsibilities for each partner agency, and a statement of commitment from each partner agency.

Excella also enhanced and updated the business case for the initiative, compliant with guidance from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB Form 300).  To enhance the business case, Excella refined the overall project strategy and plan, defined the project budget and funding requirements, and developed a high-level Enterprise Architecture compliant with the Federal Enterprise Architecture.

Finally, Excella served as the overall project manager to coordinate the efforts of nine federal and state partner agencies to successfully complete the first release.  The first release included implementation of seven related pilot deliverables.

The initiative received an award for excellence in collaboration across government agencies from the National Association of State CIOs.