INTEGRATED TRAINING SOLUTIONS (ITS™)
is a prime contractor for Navy’s SeaPort-e contract. ITS is a veteran-owned small business with the ability to conceptualize, develop and transition research to operational capabilities. Our capabilities include designing, developing, operating, and maintaining advanced simulation-based automation systems; conducting leading-edge research that applies engineering and analytical disciplines for the deployment and for new or improving warfighting capabilities; engineering, system engineering and process engineering support; administrative support in the areas of finance, personnel, security, marketing, human resources, and recruiting. The task areas and zones ITS has been awarded for the SeaPort-e-contract are shown below:
SEAPORT-E TEAM MEMBERS
Ray J. Morris
Information Related to the SeaPort-E Program
QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAM
ITS quality assurance program for successfully managing monitoring and maximizing quality includes understanding the deliverables and an agreement with the client of this understanding. This agreement is critical for a successful project team – there cannot be any surprises for any of the participants. This understanding is documented in quantifiable specifications, a precise and measurable schedule, a budget for each deliverable, and a detailed Work Breakdown Structure that assigns personnel to each element of deliverables. The ITS quality assurance program includes monthly and quarterly reviews of specifications, schedule, and budget. Any differences between actual and programmed elements are noted and immediately corrected to ensure we are able to deliver what the customer is expecting, on-time, and within budget. ITS prepares monthly progress reports. As an element of quality assurance, we proposed an Integrated Project Team (IPT) of Government and contractor stakeholders to advise the project team and to monitor progress of our work. Examples of internal ITS metrics for measuring and reporting project team progress include the number of specifications, deliverables, and budget measurements met, not met, and the number of corrective actions required and underway to meet them.
The use of our automation model greatly reduces errors such as those listed below and contributes to our quality assurance program:
• Project team objectives: “Test drives” with national data are used to confirm understandings for the deliverables.
• Human error: Using software for real-time analysis reduces human error and, with the automated presentations of analysis results, greatly increases efficiency of reviews and examining alternatives.
• Inaccurate planning: Centralized administration of implementation plan development and progress thereby providing visibility and accountability.
• Misinterpreting project team progress: Tracking of changes over time allowing for comparison and review at various stages of the process. Approach to Guarantee Responsiveness to/and Cooperation with Customers.