Department of Defense

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

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. In order 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 the changing USACE requirements and shift to USACE overall strategy resulting in significant impact to user satisfaction and stakeholder objectives.

The Solution:

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

Octo established the P2 “Performance Improvement Program”, which has been the strategic outline and roadmap for the Program Manager to achieve improved performance, decreased sustainment cost and better alignment to functional requirements.

Key Takeaways
  • In order to ensure disciplined project management, The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) deployed the Promise2 (P2) system
  • Octo has worked directly with USACE ACE IT to prepare quality assurance standard operating procedures
  • Through the series of projects completed by Octo, USACE has identified gaps in processes and has established a more effective governance approach

The Benefits

The P2 system has reorganized under a single technical project management authority that provides daily technical oversight of the sustainment and operation of the system. Through the series of projects completed by Octo, USACE has identified gaps in processes and has established a more effective governance approach that has enabled the development and sustainment team to improve performance of the P2 System. The P2 System overall performance and executive advocacy has improved significantly.