QA Contractor for the PFML Project


Olympia, WA

Industry: Software


Not Specified years

Posted 395 days ago

  by    ASHISH Kumar

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Project name: Project Quality Assurance Services for the Paid Family &

Medical Leave Technology Implementation Project

a.  Scope of Work

ESD is initiating this second-tier solicitation to acquire Quality

Assurance and Agile Coaching Services for the implementation of the

PFML Program. The Apparently Successful Vendor from this second-tier

solicitation will become ESD’s QA Contractor for the PFML Project.

a)   The QA Contractor will provide ongoing advice, counsel and

recommendations to the PFML Project team, executive sponsors,

leadership and the sponsorship coalition.

b)   The QA Contractor will support and coach the team, the project management teams, and leadership to ensure practices, processes, and leadership support along with other critical success factors are in place and maintained to succeed at delivering the projects objectives.

The Quality Assurance Contractor will also ensure that an effective

approach is in place to communicate with the necessary audiences and

in a way that aligns with an Agile approach.

c)    The QA Contractor will provide timely, independent and

objective reviews of the project and related activities to assure that

effective project planning, management, risk and issue management,

measurement, and visibility are being applied to assure Project

success and garner appropriate support for the project. The QA

Contractor will provide a common, visible source of reliable

independent information to those charged with the oversight of the

project and the team.

d)   The QA Contractor will be use visual management methods to

display feedback to inspire teams to conduct root cause analysis and

self-correct areas of concern for the project.

e)   The QA Contractor will perform periodic reviews, analysis and

written feedback of the PFML Project to support external visibility.

f)    The QA Contractor will also provide consultative support to

the PFML Project team, including the core technology provider, in the

development and implementation of suggested alternative actions based

on findings from periodic reviews or other outside influences.

(1) Specific Services

(a) Project Meetings

Vendor will be required to participate in the following project and

oversight meetings:

·     Report status and participate in meetings or hearings held

by authorizing agencies;

·     Participate in PFML Sponsorship Coalition;

·     Participate in Project Management team meetings;

·     Observe the following project management meetings to gauge

the health of project management and to advise, in writing, the

Executive Steering Committee of potential risks:

o  Regular status meetings with the team leads and PM team;

o  Demonstrations of team output;

o  Scheduled project team status meetings; and,

o  Periodic daily stand-ups

$80K - $200K