Part-time WA State PM with QA, WA OCIO oversight, governance, mainframe re-hosting, RFP, change management and legacy system modernization experience

Job ID: WA-18-14-DRS-WR (912590625)

Part-time WA State PM with QA, WA OCIO oversight, governance, mainframe re-hosting, RFP, change management and legacy system modernization experience

Location: 6835 Capitol Blvd, Tumwater, WA (Washington State Department of Retirement Systems)
Duration: 1-5 years (100 hrs/month)
Interview: Video Conferencing

Minimum Qualifications and Experience
The Technical/Management Consultant must have at least five (5) years recent experience successfully performing technology/management consulting services. This may include project management or quality assurance services.
AND
The Technical/Management Consultant must have at least three (3) years of recent experience working on projects with oversight from the Washington State Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO).
AND
must have provided similar consulting services on information technology (IT) system modernization projects of similar size.

b. Scope of Work
Initial Work
Over the next few months, through early September, the Technical/Management Consultant will work collaboratively with DRS to:
• Refine the project approach and timelines.
• Refine the project resource estimates.
• Define project governance.
• Develop a decision package for the next phase(s) of the project. This may include a cost-benefit analysis of mainframe re-hosting.

Ongoing Consulting Work
From September 2018 through June 2019 (and beyond if the contract is renewed), the Technical/Management Consultant is expected to provide valuable insights based on IT project experience on Washington State projects and will provide DRS leadership with advice, technical knowledge, and management consulting services. The Consultant may also:
• Assist in preparing documents in support of hiring project resources (such as position descriptions).
• Assist in preparing requests for proposals.
• Conduct best practice and market research.
• Prepare recommendation memos or reports.
• Prepare documents such as a project investment plan for the Washington State Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO).
• Assist the agency with change management and succession planning.
• Perform other closely related work necessary to support the successful implementation of the legacy system modernization effort.

e. Deliverables
• A written narrative describing the project approach.
• A visual tool that depicts the project approach for an executive audience or project stakeholders.
• A high-level timeline of the legacy system modernization effort.
• A visual tool that depicts the timeline for an executive audience or project stakeholders.
• A list of identified resources needed to support project activities and recommendations for acquiring those resources
• A visual tool depicting project governance and defining key roles and responsibilities.
• A draft decision package for the 2019-21 biennium for legacy system modernization development and implementation project(s).

3. Project Description
DRS is seeking a Technical/Management Consultant (Consultant) to support the planning and implementation of our remaining legacy system modernization effort.
The DRS legacy system modernization effort is a multi-biennia, phased, series of projects. The next phase is expected to formally begin in the 2019-21 biennium with the migration of legacy applications from the mainframe into a LUW environment; the procurement of additional infrastructure to support a new service-oriented architecture; and planning for and acquiring a solution to modernizing the next set of key business processes.

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