IEMA remotely monitors six nuclear power plants in Illinois by continually collecting and monitoring thousands of data points every minute via communications from each nuclear plant. IEMA's current remote monitoring system is comprised of decades-old hardware and software, much of which is no longer supported by vendors. IEMA needed to modernize its remote monitoring system, but perform this modernization in such a way that continuous data feeds from each site were uninterrupted.
When ISBE created the Student Information System (SIS), they started laying the groundwork for a longitudinal data system to link student test scores, length of enrollment, and graduation records over time. The Illinois Longitudinal Data System (ILDS) expansion project then began to collect, integrate, analyze, and report enterprise-wide data. In an effort to manage the extensive repository of data, ISBE also began developing an education enterprise-wide data warehouse to facilitate the accessibility of the collected data to multiple entities. In order to coordinate and manage this significant undertaking, ISBE released an RFP for a project manager with prior ISBE experience, extensive large complex project experience, knowledge of data management, data conversion and data warehouse concepts, and excellent team leadership skills.
CQuest has a customized case management and billing system for Early Intervention program services for the State of Illinois. Its system and hardware was outdated, required a lot of manual data entry for service providers, and was in need of an upgrade. CQuest was in negotiations with a third party vendor that offered a customized turnkey solution. CQuest needed a strong project manager to work with the third party vendor to integrate the software with the existing case management system, manage the offsite sponsor and software vendor, and coordinate the activities of the development team.
MSF&W was selected to manage the negotiation with the third party vendor. Responsibilities included the management and coordination of the off-site development team, the client, and multiple external stakeholders.
Project activities included creating a project charter, project plan, communications plans, change management plans, and test plans, as well as documenting functional requirements and designing business requirements.