Octo Consulting has been awarded a $5.9 million contract to help the Justice Department in its pursuit of agile program management and better-leveraged IT.
Octo will work with DOJ’s Office of Justice Programs, Office of the Chief Information Officer, supporting the Program and Project Management Division. PPMD manages and promotes an IT development culture that reduces project costs and risks, better estimates staffing, projects costs and resource needs, and improves project quality, Octo said.
“We are incredibly honored to have been selected as the team to partner with the DOJ to help the agency transform their IT development processes and methodologies,” Octo Senior Vice President Thomas Lee said. “The proper implementation of agile core principles and the streamlining of IT project management processes and procedures will increase the likelihood of project success and promote greater collaboration and communication between developers and stakeholders.”
DOJ is seeking a more standardized approach to managing the 90 or so major IT projects it has underway at any given time, Octo said. The company will assist in transforming and streamlining DOJ’s project management and technical processes toward that end, leveraging its experience with agile development methodology, large-scale technical transformation, and development of integrated master schedules and other key project management tool sets.
Octo has previously implemented agile centers of excellence at U.S. Patent and Trade Office and the Centers for Disease Control, and has had numerous agile engagements at other federal agencies such as the National Institute of Health, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the company said.
The new contract has one base year and two option years, with a total value of $5.9 million.