Our new technology insertion approach applies hands-on development experience, infusion processes refined at NASA, objective analysis of alternatives, and cost-effective proof-of-concept prototypes to provide organizations with the capability to identify, evaluate, and leverage new technologies.
Our successful approach is rooted in the work of Everett Rogers, and has been demonstrated and refined on numerous projects. We work closely with clients to define strategic capabilities and identify gaps in their current systems. From there, we identify candidate technologies and evaluate their potential based on objective criteria, including functionality and long-term viability.
Our staff have hands-on experience developing enterprise web applications, so our evaluations are practical, not theoretical. Our team also has expertise in the processes associated with technology insertion, which is essential for innovative solutions to achieve their potential through actual adoption by the business.
Our staff are also excellent communicators, and use one-on-one discussions, group discussions, and other means to help ensure stakeholders are informed and their concerns incorporated into the evaluation.
BPS provided strategic program and IT management support to NASA’s Earth Science Enterprise, helping to define innovative strategies for information systems development. These strategies included improving technology infusion processes around a shared capability vision, and increasing software reuse. BPS helped create working group charters, facilitated technical working group sessions (incl. semantic web, service interoperability, process and strategies), produced meeting minutes, managed the repository of program documents, researched related initiatives, assessed the state of various technologies, identified and assessed strategies to improve system development, and prepared technical materials.
BPS helped to design and build the ERA system as part of a large, multi-contractor team. This system is based on a service-oriented architecture and has a design capacity of 10 trillion records representing more than 10 petabytes of data. BPS was tapped for their deep experience with large data archives and key technologies for data management and workflow management. BPS performed systems engineering including requirements development, analysis, and system design of key infrastructure and application components including digital asset storage/management, the asset catalog, access control, workflow, business rules, and record/object identification. BPS performed software development of key asset management components, platform configuration, and automation of deployment processes.