The U.S. Army REF Knowledge Management System (KMS) is a web-enabled ERP application supporting the various business functions required to fulfill the REF’s mission. Capriccio built the initial system and continues to enhance the system while providing post deployment support. Supporting more than 150 users worldwide, Capriccio provides project management, software application development, portal development and maintenance, system baseline control, change request tracking and implementation, database administration, systems integration, help desk support, web-based training, instructor-led training, information assurance (IA) support, and full life-cycle support, including requirements gathering, testing, quality assurance (QA), and configuration management (CM).
 

Results:

  • Delivered IOC for this mission-essential system in 3 months
  • Replaced expensive COTS Oracle 11i Project implementation
  • Delivered Standard and Ad-hoc reporting to the end users
  • Processed change requests automatically through online development collaboration tool (VersionOne) rather than paper and interoffice mail
  • Used disciplined CM process to track more than 98 requirements to production in one year
  • Averaged 99.2% system availability over the past year
  • History: After working with another vendor for several years, the U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force (REF) opened the competition for the KMS by having Capriccio analyze the previous company’s work and prescribing a remediation plan. Utilizing our existing Fuzion platform, Capriccio was able to duplicate 90% of existing functionality in six weeks. In the end, Capriccio was selected to develop the KMS.

Requirements:

  • Develop Project Management module; Personnel Management module; Requirements Management module; workflow-driven data management process; Colonel’s Common Operational Picture (COP); reporting and ad hoc querying through COGNOS 8

Activities:

  • Design and development of the REF Knowledge Management System software
  • Design and development of Standard Reports and Ad-hoc reporting capability
  • Microsoft Windows 2003/2008 server system administration
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000/2008 administration
  • Continuous Information Assurance activities to maintain server posture consistent with DOD hardening requirements
  • Configuration Management using Agile Development Practices & VersionOne management software
  • Customer/Help Desk staffing and support