ISF provided a detailed assessment of the current state of several aspects of the technology used in the Division of Waste Management within the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). This included Business Analysis and Project Management work to develop a complete analysis of the as-is business process for the identified programs and recommend a to-be business process solution for the Environmental Restoration Integrated Cleanup (ERIC).
For this project, ISF utilized DEP Division of Waste Management’s existing information and developed templates for gathering detailed information on the as-is and to-be processes within each Bureau. The project team conducted Joint Requirements Planning (JRP) sessions for each Bureau to allow the team to identify and define the current systems and processes being used. Each Bureau had the opportunity to provide specific information from the perspective of that Bureau and once all JRP sessions had been completed, the ISF project team had the ability to cross-reference the information gathered to identify duplicate (cross-Bureau) or Bureau-specific processes.
Following the JRP sessions, the ISF team developed well-defined workflows and business process maps to clearly illustrate the as-is processes within the Division. Each program area identified in the scope of the project was defined or Bureau-specific processes clearly noted. These workflows and business process maps provided the detail needed to develop the to-be business processes desired by the Division. Collaboration between Division staff and ISF was key in defining the most effective to-be processes. ISF utilized the information provided throughout the project to provide recommendations for new processes and potential system integration. ISF worked with DEP staff to develop detailed design requirements and the initial traceability matrix for the successful implementation of the new processes. The impact of each new process was identified and any impact to business, technical, and system requirements was documented.
Finally, ISF drew from the information gathered throughout the project to provide DEP with proposed solutions to consolidate and modernize the input, validation, analysis, and reporting of Division-wide cleanup data. Once the Division provided guidance on the desired solution, ISF developed high-level design products based on the to-be processes defined during the project.
Because the ISF team worked efficiently under the tight three-month deadline, ISF fulfilled an additional deliverable: inventorying Oracle tables across six databases. The end result of this project was a three-step phased approach to a consolidated and efficient system that could be used across all bureaus.