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Automating Government With Quickbase. Chris Willey Interim CTO District of Columbia Government. Quickbase. The Need. Lots of small to mid-size business problems Time to market Little or no budget Normal solution: unmet needs. The Solution. Manageable by business user Cloud-based - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Automating GovernmentWith QuickbaseChris WilleyInterim CTODistrict of Columbia Government

  • Quickbase

  • The NeedLots of small to mid-size business problemsTime to marketLittle or no budgetNormal solution: unmet needs

  • The SolutionManageable by business userCloud-basedSecureCheapNot just for throwaway apps

  • Quick StatsIn About 18 Months:

    3,200 active users12+ agencies225 database applications2.3GB of data39GB of file attachmentsall for about $250,000

  • Quick Stats 2$8M+ in savings overallMajority of apps built by same developerOne example: 1 day, $0 vs. 30 days, $70k

  • Rethinking The SDLCSub-100% solution viabilityImplementation simplicity rulesHyper-agile

  • Standard ProcessGather requirements up front working with business usersTechnical resources develop codeTechnical resources test code with input from business usersDeploy to production, final signoff from business usersMaintenance/bug-fix cycle once application is operational

  • ProblemsFormal development process Requires strong business need to justify effort and cost Simple applications may not be worth implementingLong Cycle TimeInput from Business Process mainly at inception, changes could require restarting process

  • Co-Development ProcessInitial training by OCTO consultants to help determine if this approach is appropriate and best delivery platformBusiness users take primary responsibility of developing applicationApplication is immediately put to work and enhanced as neededOCTO provides technical development of more complex features as well as guidance and additional training

  • Co-Dev AdvantagesBusiness Process drives developmentFocus is on what is needed to get work done not on technical detailsBusiness users feel empowered & engagedLess waiting on technical resource availabilityNo need for formal deploymentApplication is immediately usefulAdditional features can be added quickly and as needed

  • What is it used for?Project/task management Executive dashboardsWorkflow tracking and reportingCase managementTrouble ticket systemsEmployee evaluationsLots more..

  • Inventory Data

  • Project Data

  • Financial Data

  • Dashboards

  • DCPS: The ProblemLarge volume of court casesConsent decree requirementsHigh visibility and cost of failure

  • DCPS: The SolutionQuickbase case management tool

  • DCPS: The ResultUp and running in 2 weeksMulti-dimensional viewMaintained by non-technical analystMore secure & more collaborative

  • Conclusion