Case Study

Department of Labor
Application and Data Architecture Health Assessment &
Full Business and Functional Requirements Specification
 
Introduction

GoTech added significant value by providing the means for the Department of Labor (DOL) to modernize an existing legacy stove-piped application and reduce costs by eliminating duplicate incumbent contractor efforts. Like so many Federal Agencies, the Department of Labor (DOL) has outdated business processes and legacy systems that need modernization. DOL engaged GoTech as their consultant to help them craft a solution for this systemic problem.

 
Challenge

Application and Data Architecture Health Assessment Report of the DOL’s ETA Senior Community Service Employment Program’s (SCSEP) Performance and Results QPR (SPARQ) system.

 
Solution

GoTech completed a full Application and Data Architecture Health Assessment Report of the DOL’s ETA Senior Community Service Employment Program’s (SCSEP) Performance and Results QPR (SPARQ) system. GoTech provided a team of highly skilled subject matter experts to conduct a thorough assessment of the current Business Processes, Communication Processes and Applications and Database Architecture. GoTech tailored a team to support an agile approach to executing the assessment. The team consisted of Subject Matter Experts and System and Database Engineers with requisite skills and experience in the applicable technologies and in evaluating system design and performance. GoTech’s Assessment team worked with 6 incumbent contractors in capturing all available data from the Business and IT technical staff (both government and contractor). GoTech’s team then performed a technical health assessment that measured, analyzed, and documented the SPARQ business system functionality and performance. Final report consisted of assessments, conclusions, and final recommendations.


During the assessment the DOL Contracting Officer Representative realized that the current system was obsolete and requested that a full Business and Functional Requirements Specification be written. GoTech Global worked collaboratively with their Teaming Partner SAVA to write the Specification document for the next generation of the DOL’s ETA Senior Community Service Employment Program’s (SCSEP) Performance and Results QPR (SPARQ) system.

 
Results

The Department of Labor now has a clear understanding of their outdated business processes and legacy systems that need modernization. In addition, they have a clear understanding of the inefficiencies, overlapping human resources and duties of the 6 incumbent contractors. Finally, DOT now has complete Business and Functional Requirements Specifications that they can utilize for a complete re-write of the existing stove-pipe application and migration to DOL's new modern SOA based framework.

GoTech added significant value at the Department of Labor by:

  • Providing a complete Application and Data Architecture Health Assessment Report of the DOL’s ETA Senior Community Service Employment Program’s (SCSEP) Performance and Results QPR (SPARQ) system
  • Providing a complete Business and Functional Requirements Specification that they can utilize for a complete re-write of the existing stove-pipe application and migration to DOL's new modern SOA based framework
  • Providing full documented recommendations for improving business processes and modernizing the existing application technology.
  • Providing a full documented recommendation and strategy for the Department of Labor ETA program and the 6 contractors to adopt a single industry best practices quality management system. All parties will adhere to the same measurement, analysis and improvements controls to build a system to facilitate development and growth, support the DOL in maximizing the value in their business concept and provide a framework to ensure all legal and statutory requirements are met.
  • Providing a full documented Road Map and Impact Analysis for migrating the legacy applicaition to a SOA based framework that can be used for other similar legacy systems.