Department of Health and Human Services

Supported National Heart Lung and Blood Institutes (NHLBI) by Delivering Technologies to Integrate with Agile Software Development

The Problem:

The National Heart Lung and Blood Institutes (NHLBI) has been undergoing a massive transformation to improve how IT is being used to support the mission of the agency with an emphasis on implementing enterprise capabilities for both Intramural and Extramural research.

The Solution:

Octo supported the NIH with architecture, strategy, and innovation planning using our Agile Enterprise Architecture approach. This included conducting rapid market research, analysis of alternatives, and conceptual architectures for topics that have challenge NIH for some time. This approach emphasized prototyping technologies and solutions to see how they address customer pain points, and doing so in a way that took advantage of existing enterprise investments.

We established an “Innovation Center” concept that encouraged the use of new technologies without making significant investments, and integrating architecture with agile software development.

Key Takeaways
  • The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is responsible for the management of over $4.8 billion in projects
  • Their management system has not effectively adapted to the changing USACE requirements, resulting in significant impact to user satisfaction and stakeholder objectives
  • Octo worked directly with infrastructure management group at USACE
  • Delivered agile development principles and better alignment with functional stakeholders

The Benefits

We established an “Innovation Center” concept that encouraged the use of new technologies without making significant investments, and integrating architecture with agile software development.