Physical Assessment Subsystem
Cogent People with its teaming partner was responsible for the development and maintenance of the Physical Assessment Subsystem (PASS) – an application suite that facilitates the periodic physical assessments of HUD insured/assisted properties, inspection data processing, inspection review, inspector training and administration, portfolio management, and communication with property representatives.
Cogent People played a pivotal role in transitioning the PASS application to a Java/J2EE and Oracle-based environment, including a distributed mobile client application, while providing corrective, adaptive and operational maintenance support for the legacy inspection system (DCD 2.3).
The new application architecture comprised of a distributed mobile client (Java, Apache Derby), a web-based processing and reporting engine (J2EE, Oracle), and Java based queues for asynchronous processing. Cogent People established the RAPID/DCD 4.0 vision; led the creation of the flexible and extensible architecture using data driven decision trees, which allowed the inspection application to be easily customized to server different programs/organization.
Through our efforts, the PIH-REAC division recovered lost investment resulting from project execution failures by prior contract vendor in the RAPID/DCD project. We ensured immense customer satisfaction resulting in accolades, appreciation and outstanding client references from all PASS stakeholders, including the PASS IT and business managers, PIH-REAC IT Director, and the NASS Program Manager. We managed the RAPID Baseline effort on a tight budget and delivered timely results surpassing expectations several times over.
The following SDLC requirements were fulfilled during the course of this contract: Project Management, Planning and Business Process Reengineering Support, Requirements Management, System Design, Software Development, Operational Support, Corrective and Adaptive Maintenance, Manage Software Releases, Documentation, Configuration Management, System Security, Reporting and Other Progress/Compliance Requirements, and coordination with HUD Development Coordination Group, among others. The team successfully implemented a process-oriented approach to development and maintenance efforts to gain the appreciation of the PIH-REAC senior management.