The number of ODOT construction projects was increasing, but the budgets and resources needed to deliver the projects were restricted. The system they were using to plan and manage projects was not working as expected and had been rejected by most of the project and resource managers as being too cumbersome to deliver the reports and information needed.
Key pain points included:
ODOT is the transportation infrastructure for the State of Oregon, handling the construction, maintenance, planning and management of the state’s transportation needs and requirements. It is also one of the largest departments of the Oregon state government. The Highway Division manages approximately 450 active STIP/OTIA projects at a time and delivers approximately $600 million of STIP/OTIA projects annually.
Once the OTC approves a STIP project under the OTIA, Project Leaders refine the schedule with a Project Delivery Team that includes technical specialists from the various technical discipline units (including Bridge, Survey, Environmental Services and Roadway Design) required to complete the design activities of the PE design project.
Advisicon evaluated the business needs and recommended several technology solutions that would address their EPM and resource management needs. ODOT commissioned Advisicon to rate and rank the possible solutions. After ODOT decided to implement Microsoft® Project Server, Advisicon implemented the system throughout the ODOT system statewide and delivered the following services:
Benefits ODOT received by implementing this solution through Advisicon: