Rapidly deploying a new case management capability to support the OSHA mission

Agile Software EngineeringCyberDataUX | Labor | Health and Life Sciences

Challenge

OSHA's next generation replacement system, OSHA Information System (OIS), was to serve as the agency’s sole mission system to manage investigations, cases, and enforcement operations. As this modernization program represented the single largest transformation effort in the history of the department, OSHA asked Octo Consulting Group to complete the modernization and take over Operations and Maintenance of the OIS system and deploy new features to the field.  

Our Approach

Octo developed a custom-built case management application that provides OSHA’s employees the flexible and powerful analytical tools they need to help manage, track and mitigate injury, illness, and fatality trends at state, local and national levels.  Utilizing the Agile methodology of Scrum, Octo has been able to consistently deliver value to the end-user community by incrementally delivering fixes, enhancements, and additional functionality.  The team has delivered value in terms of weeks, not months or years.

Results

Over 600 user stories were delivered in 15 sprints over 18 months. Octo assisted OSHA with the planning, development and implementation of the OIS deployment strategy. Octo has developed a detailed deployment plan reflecting the critical deployment tasks such as Data Cleansing and Migration; C&A; Hosting & IT Infrastructure; End User/System Training; Stakeholder Communication; Help Desk Support; and Operations and Maintenance Transition.