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IT Solutions

SUCCESS STORY

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) – MYXDP Program

IBMDTSI was an integral partner to IBM as a member of the My Development Program (MYXDP) team which served to further the Total Force Development construct goals of the Air Force. The MYXDP program suite was designed and developed for use by over a million officers, enlisted, and civilian Air Force personnel, who benefit from management of their educational and training history for Air Force institutional and career-specific guidance.  DTSI played a key role in the final development of three enterprise scale applications: My Officer Development Plan, Civilian Development Plan, and My Enlisted Development Plan.
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“The DTSI team continued to perform above expectations in all aspects of their efforts on reengineering the virtual Military Personnel Flight (vMPF) system including migrating to a new database system and conversion of the code to the latest Microsoft .NET technologies.”
~ Contracting Officer

IT Solutions

DTSI successfully manages the development of an application from inception to sustainment. From requirements gathering to system maintenance and support, DTSI has the talent to perform all phases of the project lifecycle.

DTSI employs a project-proven, time-tested staff of subject matter experts. This level of expertise translates to the customer a clear understanding of project expectation and requirement detail that can only be provided by the most seasoned staff of subject matter experts. We feel having experienced personnel on the ground working your project builds confidence for all parties involved from day one. We’re proud of our team of experts and think that our customer will see their value, cost savings approach, and professionalism very early in the project cycle.

Outstanding Project Management

Using the customer requirements as the ultimate goal, DTSI project management develops a project plan that produces a timeline, milestones, and a budget with defined, proven processes. Project lifecycle tools, management techniques, and verifiable, reproducible metrics ensure project activities occur when expected and are delivered as designed.

DTSI’s project modelers and designers use Business Modeling Notation (BPMN) consulting in standardized documentation of requirements. In using the Unified Modeling Language (UML), DTSI ensures complete and easily understood system architectures.

Throughout a project, DTSI IT project managers communicate with all project stakeholders. Project changes are quickly identified, analyzed, and documented. During the project, DTSI documents all changes and the related evidence. Project management views the progress and makes required changes at scheduled project status meetings.

Successfully Implementing Solutions

DTSI has competency implementing IT solutions in a variety of complex environments. DTSI continues to work in environments as diverse as DoD  testing and development platforms, such as DISA, to mobile phone platforms. Regardless of the environment, our system engineers understand the complexities and are able to identify issues and risks, provide risk mitigation, and apply risk burn-down plans and other fixes when necessary
To insure a timely delivery of a solution, DTSI involves the Test Team early in the process. Our Test Team is experienced at creating functional as well as non-functional test models including load, stress, and regression testing. Of note, DTSI provided our load testing expert to the Government to assist in the initial setup and integration of Load Runner within the government’s own test lab. This environment was so successful it is still being used today.

DTSI project managers are familiar with a variety of software development methodologies including  Waterfall, Incremental, Spiral and Agile.  Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of these methodologies allows project managers to select the development process and develop test cases that best suit customer objectives.  A key to our success is focusing on  customer involvement  throughout the testing process. Through years of experience, DTSI found that engaging government test managers as early as the requirements-gathering phase provides for a much smoother transition between vendor and government testing organizations when the project reaches the user acceptance phase.

Superior Product Deployment

Once the product has reached the deployment phase, DTSI engineers work with the customer to ensure the product is deployed in a well-defined, verifiable, and reproducible manner. Two of the main products we use to ensure a successful deployment to environments ranging from development, testing and production are the Software Version Description Documents (SVDD) and the Software Installation Manual (SIM).

During software deployment, experienced DTSI personnel can implement and maintain a network management system that monitors the customer’s ability to effectively and efficiently use the deployed software.  If a user experiences difficulties accessing the cloud or in-house servers, DTSI personnel can remotely login, troubleshoot and fix the problem resulting in minimal downtime for the user.  DTSI personnel also assist, and train as necessary, the user community during the deployment phase to provide the customer with a complete solution to their requirements.

As part of the sustainment phase, DTSI implements a performance-based logistics strategy that optimizes total system availability while minimizing customer cost. The sustainment plan details how product sustainment will be applied, what measurement and analysis will be required, and how the product will be maintained. Additionally, DTSI identifies how the product will be addressed and reported after the project has been successfully fielded. The identified customer reporting requirements are provided at the required time intervals. The reports are then integrated into the maintenance plan for future reference or possible reuse to provide cost-savings to the government on a future project.