General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.
The company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services. General Dynamics Information Technology is one of four business units of the General Dynamics Information Systems and Technology business segment.
GDIT was looking at a pending Joint Surveillance Review and wanted some surge support to help the team prepare for the review. Ten Six provided GDIT with the senior earned value and project management expertise that helped to assess, train and prepare their staff for success.
Ten Six Approach
Our Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) kicked off the engagement by performing a Gap Analysis that allowed everyone to see where potential improvements could be made and where to focus the preparation effort.
Armed with the findings from the Gap Analysis we provided custom training to the GDIT team from Project Managers to CAMs and worked with the PMO to update their desktop process documentation to support the existing System Description.
Finally, with training and updated processes in hand, Ten Six worked with the project staff to prepare for the review by conducting a series of one-on-one training/mentoring sessions with the project CAMs so they not only understood what kind of questions they would likely face, but why the questions were important from the reviewers standpoint. Understanding this point of view helps the CAMs answer the questions in a way that helps the review as opposed to answering with an audit mentality that forces the review to devolve into an adversarial communication.
The result of the assessment, training and preparation was GDIT passing their review with minimal corrective actions (there always has to be some) and a quick resolution to the ones that were identified. As an added bonus, they also came out of the review in a better position to execute their project management processes with the CAMs more engaged in the earned value processes.
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