1 Project Management Support Project management is the discipline of planning, organizing, securing, managing, leading, and controlling resources to achieve specific goals. A project is a temporary business activity with a clearly defined beginning and end, and undertaken to meet the specified goals and objectives of a Client Agency. Often, projects require the same management skills as ongoing operations, such as human resource and financial management, the need for clear and effective communications, strong team building, as well as the ability to effectively analyze, synthesize, estimate, and sequence the required work activities. However, project managers are expected to perform similar activities, but under a fixed and often aggressive timeframe. The project manager relies on their managerial experience and skills coupled with a competency in project management principles, best practices, methods and tools to achieve success. Competencies Consulting candidates for assignment as a project manager on a State project shall have demonstrated competency in the fundamentals and practice of project management. Therefore, candidates shall have achieved their PMP certification and/or possess an equivalent level of experience. Project Managers shall possess strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills, sound situational awareness, as well as effective administration and problem-solving skills. At more advanced levels, they shall be able to handle projects of increased risk and complexity and have experience in managing vendor or multiple subprojects. At the highest level, candidates will have experience on exceptionally large, complex, and often multi-year projects that involve frequent interaction with the highest levels of State government. They have experience and skills in project portfolio management and/or the activities of a project management office. IT Professionals assigned to manage software development projects shall have the necessary skills and experience in the use of the commonly used methods and tools for software project management. IT Professional Position Title Project Manager Years Experience Description Individuals with successful project management experience limited to projects of small scope, limited risk and complexity and/or of short duration. Individuals at this level will typically be assigned to manage projects under the direction of a State supervisor or manager. Individuals with this level of experience are suitable for small Client Agency projects with clear, achievable outcomes, or in assignment as project support on larger projects. Individuals at this level can also be used to in the capacity of a Project Controller, provided that they can satisfy the basic requirements of that position. PRICING FOR PROJECT MANAGER 1: Proposed Overall Bill Cost per Proposed Overall Daily Bill Cost per * 8 Hours per Day $67 $536 Project Manager Years Experience Individuals with successful project management experience across multiple project management assignments with varying degrees of scope, complexity and duration. This individual shall function effectively with a limited amount of supervision, while maintaining a high professional standard. They are able to resolve most project issues and risks without intervention and are capable of managing multiple independent projects. These individuals may have the necessary skills and experience to assist a Client Agency in developing improved project management competencies.
2 PRICING FOR PROJECT MANAGER 2: Proposed Overall Daily Bill Cost per * $73.7 $589.6 Project Management Activities IT Professional Position Title Project Manager Years Experience Description Individuals with a mastery of project management skills, qualifications and experience. This individual shall function effectively with very little supervision, while maintaining a high professional standard. They are assigned to extremely complex and/or high risk projects that reflect the highest priorities of State government. These individuals are comfortable working with the highest levels of State government and are able to contribute to the furtherance of the States objectives. These individuals have the necessary skills and experience to assist in the Statewide project portfolio management and/or IT Investment Management. PRICING FOR PROJECT MANAGER 3 Proposed Overall Daily Bill Cost per * $93.8 $750.4 Project Controller 3+ Years Experience Individuals who are responsible for supporting a project manager or Project sponsor in overseeing and/or reporting on the operational and financial health of one or more projects. This individual is typically an experienced project manager who is assigned oversee the operational performance of the project, relative to key project performance metrics. They maintain the project s financials, planning artifacts and deliverables, resource consumption and forecasting, status reporting and so on. These individuals may also possess advanced business degrees such as an MBA or CPA. Because the Controller focuses on a project s Monitor and Control processes (PMBOK 2008), their work helps free the project manager to focus on project execution. PRICING FOR PROJECT CONTROLLER Proposed Overall Daily Bill Cost per *
3 $48.24 $ Independent Verification &Validation IT Professionals 8+ Years Experience An Individual with the knowledge, skills, education and demonstrated experience in performing Independent Verification and Validation activities in the context of State technology projects. An individual familiar with IV&V tasks and activities of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Standard and/or other applicable, lifecycle-appropriate IEEE Standards (e.g., Software Life Cycle). The individual is familiar with the federal IV&V standards found at 45 CFR (b)(10). This position is for DAS/BEST use and is not for individual Client Agency use. PRICING FOR IV&V IT PROFESSIONAL Proposed Overall Daily Bill Cost per * $84.42 $675.36
4 Software Development and Engineering Support Software Engineering or Software Development involves activities associated with the design, programming, quality assurance (testing), deployment and/or ongoing support of a software program or application that is intended to meet a defined set of business and/or technical requirements. Software Development is a discipline that is multi-dimensional, requiring that individuals possess a solid understanding of the fundamentals of software engineering in the context of expertise and proficiency in one or more programming languages. This is further complicated by the fact that the skills of a Software Engineer may exist in the narrow context of a specific industry or business objective. For the purposes of these consulting positions, the Software Engineering category also includes related specialty skills such as Database Administration as well a- other positions that typically support the software development lifecycle Competencies Consulting candidates for assignment in a Software Engineering consulting positions will be expected to possess competencies that include: basic technical and architectural design and documentation skills, requirements analysis, problem solving, experience with one or more software development lifecycles, use of software libraries and/or frameworks, use of software development tools such integrated development environments, compilers, debuggers, performance and memory analyzers, version control, and build automation. Depending on experience level, candidates may also have experience with design patterns, objected-oriented development, service oriented architectures, refactoring, security, and so on. Consulting candidates for Software Engineer or Architect positions will be evaluated in the context of their expertise in a given language and the technical objectives on the projects to which they may be assigned. Finally, candidates may possess specialty programming skills that unique to certain commercial software products, such as Crystal Reports, or PeopleSoft. IT Professional Position Title Software Engineer Years Experience Experience Description Individuals in this position have experience that is limited to basic analysis and programming. Programming assignments involve limited requirements analysis and design work. Typical assignments involve routine system maintenance, basic refactoring, and/or minor system enhancements, working individually or in small teams. Direction for work is provided by supervisor or team lead. PRICING FOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER 1 Proposed Overall Daily Bill Cost per Hour plus Mark $45.56 $ Software Engineer Years Experience Individuals in this position have an advanced level of experience in the design, development, unit testing and deployment support of complex and/or high-risk systems. Experience includes solving complex engineering problems, requiring advanced competencies and/or involving Client Agency-centric solutions that are high risk. Is able to lead design sessions work with business customers to solve problems, with minimal supervision.
5 PRICING FOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER 2 $73.7 $589.6 Software Engineer 3 9+ Years Experience Individuals in this position have achieved a mastery level of experience that includes the capabilities of Software Engineers 1 & 2, which include enterprise-level or high risk development activities, such as those supporting financial transactions, public health, or public safety. They are capable of providing guidance or training to less experienced developers and are capable of developing specialty frameworks and patterns, unique to the needs of the State. PRICING FOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER 3 $87.1 $696.8 Solution Architect 8+ Years Experience Solution Architect (cont d.) Individuals in this position have achieved a mastery level of experience that includes the capabilities of Software Engineers 1, 2 and 3 and who have the knowledge, skills, education and prior experience that involve the full and complete design of multiple software solutions. Is able to clearly communicate and document designs both at a logical and physical level and work with other State IT organizations as needed. Helps the Client Agency ensure that information technology solutions align with the Client Agency s business goals. Has the ability to assist Client Agency IT and business leadership formulate tactical and strategic IT plans. PRICING FOR SOLUTION ARCHITECT $93.80 $750.40
6 Enterprise Architect 10+ Years Experience Individuals in this position have achieved a mastery level of experience that includes the capabilities of Software Engineers 1, 2 and 3 and who have the knowledge, skills, education and prior experience that involves the full and complete design of enterprise software solutions. Is able to clearly communicate and document designs both at a logical and physical level and work with other technical stakeholders as needed. Supports the activities of the State s Enterprise Architecture program. This position is for DAS/BEST use and is not for individual Client Agency use. PRICING FOR ENTERPRISE ARCHITECT $96.48 $ Quality Assurance (Testing) Manager 5+ Years Experience Individuals in this position have demonstrated experience in leading small to moderate sized testing teams. They understand the concepts of software quality assurance theory and practice. Can formulate testing strategy and plans where none may exist previously. They are able to communicate effectively with business and technical teams on testing activities and can assist developers with test-driven development. PRICING FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE (TESTING) MANAGER $73.7 $589.6 Business Analyst Years Experience Individuals in this position have demonstrated experience in the standard concepts, practices, and deliverables related to Business Analysis in support of software development projects. Understands how to gather and document requirements. Has a working knowledge of the software development lifecycle. Works under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Some familiarity with the use of standard market Testing tools. PRICING FOR BUSINESS ANALYST 1 Proposed Overall Daily Bill Cost per * $57.62 $460.96
7 Business Analyst 2 6+ Years Experience Individuals in this position have demonstrated mastery of concepts, practices, and procedures related to Business Analysis. May be IIBA certified. Is fully capable of working with Senior Client Agency Staff and is able to plan and facilitate requirements gathering sessions. Can create well articulated requirements documentation, including functional and technical requirements, requirement traceability matrices and so on. Understands how to developing test scripts and scenarios based on known requirements. PRICING FOR BUSINESS ANALYST 2 $67 $536 Technical Writer 3+ Years Experience Technical Writer (cont d.) Individual with demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining technical documentation, requirements analysis, business process models, architecture diagrams. Exceptionally proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Visio. Is able ability to perform technical, research, and has solid analytical, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. Individuals in this position may also possess other related skills, such as proficiency in the use of software team collaboration environments, such as IBM Rational Jazz or Microsoft s Team Architect. PRICING FOR TECHNICAL WRITER Hour Proposed Overall Daily Bill Cost per * $49.58 $ Web Content Designer 3+ Years Experience Individuals with experience designing and developing content for State or Client Agency websites that includes, but is not limited to the development of graphics, icons and other visual content. Has experience in daily content publishing and writing for multiple audiences; proficiency in the use of content management software, such as Microsoft SharePoint, Ektron, Drupal, Convio, and Kintera. PRICING FOR WEB CONTENT DESIGNER Hour Proposed Overall Daily Bill Cost per * $40.20 $321.60
8 Graphic Artist 3+ Years Experience Individuals with demonstrated experience in graphic design in the areas of interactive or static wed content. Has fluency in current graphic design practices and web production software, such as, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects; Strong design style, including creative design solutions within the constraints of the Internet; Strong technical knowledge of how web-based technologies, and how they apply to web design such as HTML, Flash, CSS, and AJAX; solid understanding of and experience in PRICING FOR GRAPHIC ARTIST $40.20 $ System Engineering Support Technical activities that involve activities associated with the design, construction, implementation and/or ongoing support of State or Client Agency s technology infrastructure, including, but not limited to networking, security, hardware platforms, virtualization environments, and enterprise storage solutions. System Engineering is multi-dimensional, requiring that individuals possess a solid understanding of the fundamentals of technology infrastructure and how it support critical State and Client Agency business systems. Individuals in these positions may be assigned to a variety of activities, based on the needs of the Client Agency or the State. Competencies Maintains, analyzes, troubleshoots, and repairs computer systems, hardware, and computer peripherals. Documents, maintains, upgrades or replaces hardware and software systems. Performs basic operation, monitoring, installation, trouble shooting, or maintenance of computer equipment. Identifies and resolves basic data communications problems. Provides assistance in the design, development, and maintenance of various system applications. Provides technical assistance and support for applications and hardware problems. Installs, maintains, moves, and assists in testing and upgrading new and existing hardware/software. Assists in monitoring and providing assistance on the use and interface of systems, subsystems, and software applications. Prepares or assists in the preparation of service record documentation. Shows awareness of standards and regulatory requirements related to assigned tasks. May assist in the review and recommendation of the procurement of information resources hardware or software. May write and update personal computer and mainframe application programs. Knowledge of the practices, principles, and techniques of computer operations, of information systems, of computer software and hardware, and of information security policies and procedures. Skill in the use and support of personal computers, in the use of applicable programs and systems, and in troubleshooting information systems. Maintains the necessary security controls. IT Professional Position Title System Engineer Years Experience Description Basic experience in Level 1 and 2 troubleshooting, repair, construction or support of hardware, networking, and software system. Has knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. May have experience with one or more commercial infrastructure products. May need to rely on written instructions or procedures to perform the functions of the job. Although routine supervision is required by a State supervisor or manager, this individual can be expected to complete
9 assignments with little or no additional supervisory support. PRICING FOR SYSTEM ENGINEER 1 Hour Proposed Overall Daily Bill Cost per * $36.18 $ System Engineer Years Experience Advanced experience in Level 2 and 3 troubleshooting, repair, construction or support of hardware, networking, and software system. Has experience with and knowledge of advanced concepts, practices, and procedures. May have a functional-level of expertise in one or more commercial infrastructure products. Is able to complete assignments without supervision and is able to exercise a certain degree of creativity and latitude when unexpected situation arise. Can be expected to work with limited supervision. May assist with tactical and strategic technology planning. PRICING FOR SYSTEM ENGINEER 2 Hour Proposed Overall Daily Bill Cost per * $56.28 $ System Engineer 3 9+ Years Experience Has achieved mastery in Level 2 and 3 troubleshooting, repair, construction or support of hardware, networking, and software system. May have advanced subject-matter expertise in one or more commercial infrastructure products. Has advanced knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures and is able to assist the State or Client Agency in improving its practices. Is able to complete assignments without supervision and is able to exercise a certain degree of creativity and latitude when unexpected situation arise. Is expected to assist with tactical and strategic technology planning. PRICING FOR SYSTEM ENGINEER 3 Hour Proposed Overall Daily Bill Cost per * $76.38 $611.04