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Esri WebGIS Platform

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Customer Need, Deployment Option, Authority to Operate (ATO), Challenges, Solutions, Lessons

Esri WebGIS Platform

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September 13th, 2017 at 4:11 pm

Posted in GIS,Health,Management,Technology

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Esri in AWS Cloud

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Background, Options, Opportunities

Esri in AWS Cloud

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December 17th, 2016 at 11:48 pm

Posted in GIS,Management,Programming,Technology

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Geodata Based Decisions

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How to Use Location Analytics to Improve the Effectiveness of Public-Facing Sites

Geodata Based Decisions

Written by Harsh

March 17th, 2016 at 11:47 pm

Federal Contracting 101

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How to write a S.O.W. for a G.I.S. in a G.O.V.?



Mapping APPlication (MAPP) v#.#
Statement of Work (SOW)
Office
Agency

Introduction/Background:
...
Project Goals/Scope:
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Project Responsibilities:
The project has to take into consideration the following -
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Project Steering Committee:
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Meeting and Reporting Requirements:
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Contractor Requirements:
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* Security -
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Data Requirements:
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Tasks/Activities and Deliverables:
Services Requested -
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ACTIVITY | DELIVERABLE | RESPONSIBLE
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1. Kick-off -
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2. Stakeholder Coordination -
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3. Usability Analyses and Staff Review - Collect High-Level Business Requirements (Use-Cases) -
Responsive Design
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4. Prototype Development -
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Install and Config GIS Server
Install and Config GIS Widgets
Finalize GIS Service
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5. Collect Detailed Functional Requirements, Define Scope, Create WBS -
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Define Activities, Develop Schedule, Identify Risks
Verify Quality
Validate Scope
Procure Software
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6. Collect Cloudware/Hardware Requirements -
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Procure Cloudware/Hardware
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7. Data Model -
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ETL
Test Extraction and Off-loading
Setup Backend (Data Mart)
Test Backend (Data Mart)
Procure Data License
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8. Design/Development -
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Develop MAPP
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9. Implementation and Testing -
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Install and Config GIS Server
Install and Config GIS Widgets
Final Testing - MAPP, Load
Finalize GIS Service
Update ETL
Update Backend (Data Mart)
Update MAPP
Verify Quality
Validate Scope
Schedule ETL
Inspection and Acceptance
Tool Administration - Operations and Maintenance
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10. Training/Travel -
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Selection Scoring and Proposal Guidelines:
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Pricing and Payment Schedule:
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Invoicing
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Project Timeline:
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ACTIVITY | ESTIMATE | TARGET
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Project Resources:
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TYPE | RATE | ESTIMATE
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Criteria for Performance:
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Place of Performance:
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Key Personnel
Period of Performance
Hours of Operation
Terms of Resolution
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Assumptions:
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Related:
* Sample Technology Statements of Work (SOWs) – GWAC, Connections II, BPA, Schedule 70
* Enterprise Systems Development (ESD) SOW Template
* Federal Business Opportunities (FBO), GovWin IQ (Deltek) – E.g. Search for your NAICS codes, say, 518000,540000,541500,541510,541511,541512,541519,541611,541720,611400; forecast/pre-RFP; civilian; projected award date; etc.
* System for Award Management (SAM)
* USA spending
* SBA LINC
* 10 Things to Know about Managing GIS Projects (ESRI)

Written by Harsh

August 21st, 2015 at 4:12 pm

How We Balanced Proprietary With Opensource Software And Saved Tax Dollars, And You Can Too

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It all began with a question – “Can we do with out?”.

GIS@NIH

Enterprise Architecture > Technology Architecture > Geographic Information System (GIS):
* Geographic Information System (GIS) Pattern
* GIS Desktop Brick
* GIS Virtual Globe Brick
* GIS IMS Brick
* GIS Web Service Brick

Related:
* GIS Market Study of Internet Mapping Server (IMS) – Summary – Requirements and Comparison Matrix (2006)

Follow-Through

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So it seems that some companies pay more importance to making the “right” decision than executing the better follow-through. I suspect more often than not, you can make a “wrong” decision “right” in its follow-through. Doing so, along with setting up few arbitrary constraints, lessens the often debilitating and sometimes paralyzing effects of decision-making in an over-abundance of choices, no matter how much you break the process down. And it increases the chances of a “command presence”. Also, it opens up the possibility of more than one decision being right (or wrong, but don’t think about that too much because you’d never know until later anyway), especially since information relevant to decision-making is almost always trickling in. Quite unlike in the STEM academia where often all relevant information can be known via some analytical processes and the “correctness” of decision-making therefore mostly rests on how you apply those processes and put their results together, in actuality you can often never fully know all that is relevant. Therefore, you have to act on incomplete imprecise implicit data points and shifting goal posts or evolving requirements. But by making the follow-through important, you end up taking more shots. And while that decreases your batting average, it increases the probability of more home runs.

Related:
* Facebook
* How…

Updated: Aug 2011
* The Problem with Perfection

Written by Harsh

June 10th, 2011 at 4:55 pm