Once a state agency has expressed an interest in developing an online service, OK.gov will assign a project manager who will help identify the project's high-level objectives and business/technical requirements. OK.gov project managers work closely with state agencies to plan, build and deploy agency applications and services to their intended audiences.
The Project Manager
The project manager is "the" individual with the responsibility for managing the project. To get results, the project manager must relate well to: the people to be managed, the tasks to be accomplished, the tools available, the organizational structure, and the organizational environment, including the customer/user community.
They know they must balance four elements of expectations - quality, schedule, cost and scope - at all times. OK.gov project managers use the following lifecycle to assist agencies in providing online services.
To see the OK.gov Project Lifecycle, please view this PDF.
OK.gov provides application development and deployment for state agencies to assist in providing government services online. We develop in the PHP programming language and use an Oracle database for data warehousing. Linux is the primary operating system utilized for the portal systems, providing a cost effective and robust environment that has proven to be durable, flexible, and easy to maintain.
The OK.gov team executes a complete software development life cycle (see PDF), from planning to implementation, and has recently updated the portal's infrastructure. This will accommodate a dual-tier testing and staging environment, to provide better control over the testing to production phases.
The OK.gov development team is comfortable interfacing with most databases, including, but not limited to: Oracle, mySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, DB2 and Postgres. The OK.gov team has experience in networking and security to provide a secure interface with legacy systems.
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