Case Study: Middleware Compliance For Government Agencies

Project Description

Government client required oversight for proper implementation and development of integral middleware products.

The Situation

Our government client required a project manager to oversee, provide guidance and collaborate with MIP team regarding problems with the MIP and non-MIP application and system issues to include in the design, development, and implementation of enterprise applications using a variety of middleware products.
It was imperative that the job run smoothly as our client’s engineering services provide highly- efficient program management, financial management, systems engineering, and Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) to boost Navy crew safety and streamline processes.

Project Description

TxMQ’s consultant’s job requirement included managing a diversely skilled group of developers, including IBM subcontractors, to identify roles and responsibilities for the development team to execute the correct implementation and development of MIP Hosting Site Migration and System Upgrade.
The guidance for the integration, design and development incorporated advice on using the following middleware products:

  • WebSphere Process Server
  • WebSphere Portal Server
  • DB2 Content Manager
  • IBM HTTP Server
  • Tivoli Web Seal
  • Tivoli Access Manager
  • DB2
  • IBM Directory Server
  • Active Directory
The Response/Methodology

The initial step in the project included dividing and handing off development activities to members of the upgrade test team for MIP and Non-MIP applications.
Coordination and collaboration was imperative through internal cross function teams and external vendors. The project manager supervised these exchanges ensuring that each party had the information needed to complete the task at hand. By overseeing the development team and managing expectations and providing direction, the process of code maintenance and technical deployment of new code and patches began.
Throughout the process our project manager updated the client via status meetings and written internal project reports.


It was the responsibility of our project manager to ensure compliance with CMMI SW Level 3 processes for the work managed at ZAI.
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