Department of Defense

Established Program to Help U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Improve Overall Performance

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The Problem:

The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) builds and maintains America’s infrastructure and is responsible for the management of over $4.8 billion in projects. To ensure disciplined project management, USACE deployed the Promise2 (P2) system, which is fully integrated with the USACE financial management and contract management systems. The P2 system has not effectively adapted to changing USACE requirements and a shift in USACE’s overall IT strategy, reducing user satisfaction and risking achievement of stakeholder objectives.

The Solution:

Octo has worked directly with the infrastructure management group at USACE ACE IT to prepare quality assurance (QA) standard operating procedures (SOPs), and provided a performance improvement plan for the P2 system that includes migration to Agile development principles and better alignment with functional stakeholders.

The P2 “Performance Improvement Program” is a strategic outline and roadmap for the Program Manager to follow to improve performance, decrease sustainment cost, and better align its projects to to functional requirements.

Key Takeaways
  • To ensure disciplined project management, USACE deployed the Promise2 (P2) system.
  • Octo has worked directly with USACE ACE IT to prepare QA SOPs designed to improve performance.
  • With Octo’s support, USACE has identified gaps in processes and is addressing them through a more effective governance approach.

The Benefits

The P2 system has reorganized under a single technical project management authority that provides daily oversight of the sustainment and operations of the IT system. Octo helped USACE identify gaps in processes and establish a more effective governance approach that has enabled the development and sustainment team to improve performance of the P2 System.