White Papers

White Papers

SD Solutions, LLC publishes White Papers on Several Topics on a regular basis. To obtain a copy of our whitepapers, please select the “Contact Us” Menu and submit your information.

Federal IT Agile Transformation

Synopsis: SD Solutions, LLC’s key objectives for Agile IT Transformation can be summarized as follows:
1) Encourage innovation and deliver cost-effective solutions;
2) Incentivize vendor performance in agile, continuous delivery and infrastructure as a service;
3) Stabilize and provide optimal service on legacy systems;
4) Provide efficient, transparent operations, processes and information;
5) Support organizational change initiatives and synchronize development and operational support activities (DevOps);
6) Improve collaboration and information sharing and Enhance user experience

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Federal Agile IT Procurement Using FAR 39.103 Modular Contracting Principles

Synopsis: Many federal agencies are moving towards implementing Information Technology (IT) using Agile Principles “from Action 15: Issue Contracting Guidance and Templates to Support Modular Development, 25 Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal Information Technology Management”1. There are several important aspects that the Government Procurement and IT Leadership teams need to consider as they plan for modular development efforts, such as whether to award to a single vendor or multiple vendors; how to ensure that there is appropriate competition at various stages in the process; how broad or specific the statements of work should be; when to use fixed-price contracts or rely on other pricing arrangements; and how to promote opportunities for small business.

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Federal Records Management Implementation Using Microsoft SharePoint

Synopsis: SD Solutions LLC’s implementation approach for a Records Management system starts with a solid Governance plan, invariably called Program Management Plan (PMP), that covers the broad vision of the initiative, goals and objectives, roles and responsibilities, key measures of success and a Roadmap to execute towards successful completion. We understand that good Governance Plan is “necessary but not sufficient” to ensure success, a Governance Plan alone will not guarantee the success of a technology solution.

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Leveraging Microsoft SharePoint for Enterprise Search, Productivity, Collaboration, and Intranet

Synopsis: Technology Implementations often fail because implementation teams don’t use a proven Governance Plan that guides a balanced approach to address the three dimensions of People, Process and Technology in an Enterprise. Based on years of successful mission-critical technology implementation experience, SD Solutions, LLC uses 3 Dimensional approach to ensure success.

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