eVision Partners, Inc.

Helping Public Sector Organizations Implement Sustainable Business Change

West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT): Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Implementation

Mr. Robert Cooney of eVision Partners, Inc. was the Transportation Lead for the pre-implementation planning phase of the State of West Virginia’s ERP project.  Under subcontract to Information Services Group, Inc., Mr. Cooney was responsible for defining business requirements and architecting a set of application solutions for the West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) within the context of the State’s overall Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) project.   Mr. Cooney’s responsibilities included reviewing As-Is business processes and the existing systems supporting these business processes; defining a conceptual systems architecture for replacing WVDOT specific systems within the State’s proposed ERP application; defining functional and technical requirements for the new WVDOT systems; authoring a significant part of the statewide ERP RFP, which included the various DOT specific system components and facilitating the State through the RFP, software selection and negotiations process.   Mr. Cooney defined functional requirements for the following areas: transportation asset inventory, maintenance management, fleet/equipment, facilities management, program and project management, right-of-way acquisition, utility relocation, real estate, bridge management, safety management, and pavement management.   Mr. Cooney also defined requirements for integrating the new ERP system with various other WVDOT systems including the AASHTO Trns•port preconstruction management system, the AASHTO  Trns•port SiteManagerTM construction management system, the Bentley ProjectWise electronic document management system, Application XTender, the department’s electronic document management system for non-engineering functions and Bentley’s ProjectWise among other systems.    

Mr. Cooney is continuing to assist the State during the implementation phase as the Transportation Team Lead providing independent project oversight for the transportation-specific elements of the new statewide ERP system.

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA): Project Delivery and Project Controls Improvement Initiative

As a subcontractor to Intueor Consulting, Inc., eVision Partners, Inc. serves as Project Manager and Lead Functional Analyst for the Project Controls/Project Delivery Improvement Initiative.  The scope of this project is to review and assess MARTA’s enterprise-level capital project delivery and project control processes, prepare recommendations and action plans based on this assessment and then assist MARTA with the detail design and implementation of various process improvement, organizational transformation and systems requirements initiatives recommended in the initial assessment.

Phase 1 of this project consisted of an assessment of MARTA’s project controls and other project delivery processes, preparation of recommendations for improvement and development of a supporting implementation plan.  Phase 2 which was completed in June 2012 included the design and implementation of a new project controls organization; definition and implementation of a new project delivery governance structure; and design of an enhanced project scoping and screening process. The process will result in more detailed project scope definitions and more accurate high-level project schedules, cost estimates and cash-flow models for use in CIP programming decisions.  Phase 2 also included developing recommendations for streamlining MARTA’s procurement, contract management and close-out processes; defining requirements and preparing implementation plans for project controls and document control systems; and evaluating staffing levels and resource requirements to support delivery of the capital program across various MARTA disciplines: project management, procurement, finance and internal audit.  

Phase 3, which began on July 1, 2012, includes implementation of many of the recommendations and detail designs established during Phase 2. These include implementation of a new scoping and screening tool; implementation of a new decision analysis tool, Comparion ExpertChoice for prioritizing capital projects for funding; extending the implementation of Oracle Primavera P6 to support cost loaded schedules; and implementing Oracle Primavera Contract Management to support MARTA’s job order contracting program. 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Transportation Agency Consolidation: Project Management Services

eVision Partners, Inc., as a subcontractor to Accenture, provided project management services for the financial systems consolidation in support of the creation of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation from five independent transportation agencies.  The scope of work included transitioning the operations of the former Massachusetts Turnpike Authority from the Turnpike’s Oracle E-Business suite application to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ CGI AMS statewide accounting system.  The project involved developing and maintaining a detailed work plan for the financial systems consolidation; tracking project issues and project risks; and coordinating the efforts of numerous stakeholders from the various transportation agencies, the Executive Office of Administration and Finance and the Office of the Comptroller.

State of Maryland Department of Budget and Management: Development of RFP for the State of Maryland Human Capital Management (HCM) Project

As a subcontractor to APV Ventures, eVision Partners, Inc. led preparation of the RFP to select a Software as a Service (SaaS) HCM solution to serve as the new Statewide Personnel System (SPS) for the State of Maryland.  This RFP is one of the first applications of cloud computing for an ERP application at the statewide level in the United States. The SPS project also includes a significant organizational change management program and business process re-engineering component. The scope of services included preparing a draft of the RFP document, reviewing the draft RFP with the SPS project team and representatives of the Department of Information Technology and the Department of Budget and Management and updating the draft RFP to reflect inputs from various stakeholders.

Adult Case Management System (ACMS) Information Technology Strategic Plan for Texas Conference of Urban Counties

eVision Partners, Inc., as a subcontractor to Information Services Group (formerly STA Consulting), led the preparation of a strategic systems plan for an ACMS for the Texas Conference of Urban Counties.  The scope of the project involved defining high-level needs for an integrated adult criminal justice management system and establishing a multi-year systems development plan to address these needs. This project was jointly sponsored by seven large Texas counties and involved coordinating input from key stakeholders from the justice community in each of the participating counties.  

eVision Partners, Inc.
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Raleigh, NC 27615
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