Asian Geographic Information System Project Recovery

This project was for a custom geographic information system for an Asian government. This was for hardware, modified off-the-shelf software and data migration to provide for the integration of survey data, power and pipeline data as well as satellite imagery.

The situation was as follows:

  • Enormous data cleanup and integration effort
  • Almost all technical work was subcontracted
  • Subcontractor had the industry expertise and customer relationship
  • Subcontractor did not have significant software development expertise
  • No project risk management program
  • Change requests were being issued but not acted upon
  • Inadequate governance for a program of this size and complexity
  • Insufficient development, test and integration environments
  • Lacking configuration management and release management methodologies
  • Significant conflicts between contractors
  • Major schedule and cost overruns

Results of project recovery:

  • System was delivered meeting client expectations
  • Developed strong relationships with client as trusted advisor
  • Avoided significant contractual penalties