KDR continues to support our customers, employees and partners during these challenging times. With a busy program of work, many organisations have transitioned to a working-from-home model. KDR has assisted a number of customers with this transition, and is pleased to confirm extensions on a range of ongoing project management, business analysis and Java application development engagements at the Department of Communities, the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage and the Department of Transport.
Our Project Portfolio Management (PPM) practice continues to grow, with additional PPM software support confirmed at DevelopmentWA and the Department of Primary Industry and Regional Development. KDR has additionally commenced two new projects to migrate PPM solutions to the Google Cloud for a major healthcare provider, and a utility organisation.
KDR is also happy to commence new work with the Public Transport Authority (PTA) and the Insurance Commission of Western Australia (ICWA). KDR will provide project support for the PTA’s Project Management Office, and provide consulting services to review ICWA’s Instructure Strategy. Our consulting team will develop a proposed high-level strategic plan for infrastructure service delivery, including an assessment of risks or issues, along with priorities and costs for planned initiatives.
KDR, along with the rest of the community, is closely monitoring circumstances relating to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We would like to take this opportunity to provide an update on KDR’s actions in response to the virus, along with a request for advice regarding actions which may impact KDR’s employees or contractors.
KDR is taking the following actions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak:
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KDR has kicked off the New Year with additional project work at a number of government agencies, and welcomes the Injury Control Council as a new customer.
KDR will provide ongoing project governance services for enterprise-delivery projects at the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. Further cloud migration work has also been confirmed at DLGSCI to support the Department’s GovNext transition.
KDR continues to support the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety with additional Java application development activities, and will also commence an Enterprise Architecture review with the Department.
Finally, KDR will assist the Injury Control Council develop a migration plan to transition core systems to the cloud. KDR will assess the current technology stack, identify a future state environment, and set out a plan and options for the transition.
KDR is pleased to announce participation in the initial stages of WA’s Digital Government initiative. KDR will assist DGov develop a richer digital interaction between the Government and the Community by making service content available to third party development, agency websites, and a whole-of-government iPhone App.
DMIRS has confirmed additional services for KDR’s team into 2020. This includes Java analysis, design, development and maintenance, business analysis for a range of business initiatives, and ongoing project government for a number of significant development projects.
KDR will provide additional Java development services for the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety. KDR’s team will assist the DMIRS migrate and modernise the eMITS systems into a Docker-based containerised platform.
KDR has been awarded further work at Curtin University to migrate the University’s TechnologyOne platform to the Cloud. The scope of work includes existing integrations, and conversion of ETLs, reports, stored scripts and dashboards.
KDR will provide ongoing Project Governance services for the Department of Communities. This includes projects to procure and implement a consolidated HRMIS solution, and an Asset Management and Finance solution. KDR will also assist the Department prepare business cases and PIDS for a number of program management activities.
KDR has been engaged by the Department to undertake a review and identify options for moving forward with the management of external users who require access to the Department’s applications and systems. The scope of work includes a current State Assessment to identify systems and potential external users, and a Future State Analysis to confirm requirements and perform a gap analysis for the proposed future state. This will include scenarios and options for managing external user identities.
OSR is currently enhancing its revenue systems for State Taxes, Grants and Subsidies. These enhancements are essential for extending the lifespan of the revenue systems by transitioning core application components to a new technology platform. KDR will assist OSR build, test and deploy a number of functional changes and enhancements using J2EE and the Oracle ADF technology stack.
KDR is pleased to announce commencement of ICT Program and Project Management Services for the Office of the Director for Public Prosecutions. KDR’s scope of work will include assisting ODP with the establishment of cloud-based datacentre services, the transition of building accommodation relocation, building fit-out liaison and direction, datacentre decommissioning and general leadership with the technical aspects of the relocation.
KDR’s Business Analysis, Java Development and Angular teams at the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety and the Department of Transport have been extended for additional project work. KDR will assist both Departments with an extensive program of work covering substantive functional enhancements and greenfield systems development.
KDR has commenced a new project with the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries to manage the migration of a number of services to the Cloud. Scope will include re-hosting in-house Linux Services to cloud-based infrastructure (Software as a Service, Platform as a Service and Infrastructure as a Service) as per the overall GovNext ICT initiative.
KDR’s team at the Department of Transport has expanded to include additional software development services, along with Project Management services for the Department’s GovNext program.
KDR will assist the Department deliver the Service WA program of work, focusing on UX / UI design using Angular, Bootstrap and associated frameworks deployed on Amazon Web Services (AWS). KDR’s Project Management services will help facilitate Transport’s transition to a whole-of-government infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) platform.
KDR has commenced a new business analysis assignment for the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety. KDR will provide business and systems analysis services across the ICT program for the Department’s Geoscience and Resource Strategy Division. Key deliverables will include business analysis plans and requirements, functional specifications, options papers and user interface design specification.
KDR has been engaged by the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage to provide a range of ICT Program Management Services across all ICT integration projects underway at DPLH. The scope of work will include project governance and oversight, managing and directing all project reporting, driving and supporting a cooperative and collaborative culture, engaging with senior stakeholders, and supporting and coaching project managers managing a subset of the program.
KDR’s project governance team has expanded to include additional projects at the Department of Communities and the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage.
KDR will assist Communities procure and implement a consolidated HRMIS solution. KDR will work on the overall HRMIS requirements, and prepare a draft Project Initiation Document determine proposed project schedules and deliverables.
KDR will also work with DPLH to assist the Department move to an Activity Based Working (ABW) environment, and manage further ICT integration arising from the Machinery of Government changes. This will include the integration of two Objective stores, along with a database consolidation into a single SQL database.
KDR will assist the Department undertake a major upgrade of the eMITS Java application. The project will involve migration and modernisation of the eMITS systems into a containerised platform (Docker), in addition to migrating a number of applications to the new platform.
KDR has seen a record month for new business in June, with 15 engagements across 8 new and continuing customers. This is testament to our growing reputation as a trusted delivery and transformation partner for our clients, and our ability to attract some of the best expertise in the industry.
KDR’s team at the Department of Transport has expanded again to include additional Architecture and Java application development services. KDR will assist the Department plan and deliver a strategy for building and transitioning new application solutions in the Cloud.
KDR’s Department of Communities’ team has also grown to include a range of additional project management services. KDR will project manage the sourcing and implementation of a new Asset Management and Finance solution for the Department, along with assisting the Department prepare business cases and PIDS for a number of program management activities.
KDR has additionally expanded existing teams at the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, and at the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety. KDR will provide additional database management services and project manage a systems upgrade for DLGSCI, and provide a range of additional Java and J2EE development services for DMIRS. KDR has also been selected by DMIRS to project manage development of a number of systems for the Building and Energy division, and for the Safety Regulation System program of work.
Further new work for KDR in June includes application support for a range of business systems at the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, and assisting Curtin University migrate their TechnologyOne platform to the Cloud.
Along with Curtin University, KDR also welcomes the Department of Education and VenuesWest as new customers. KDR will provide Project Management services for a range of ICT projects at Education, including assisting with the development and configuration of the Sensei Project Management (PPM) solution.
VenuesWest has engaged KDR to complete a review of the Business-to-Customer software solution for VenuesWests’ self-managed venues. KDR will assist VenuesWest conduct a current state assessment, a future state analysis, and prepare conclusions and recommendations for next steps in VenuesWests’ digital transformation. project
KDR has been engaged by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries to review and improve a number of ICT Contract Management procedures. In addition to advising on the contract management process, KDR will assist the Department establish and maintain an ICT contracts register.
KDR is pleased to confirm additional business analysis and Java development services at DMIRS. KDR will provide further requirements analysis and functional specification expertise, along with J2EE and JSF application development services.
KDR’s team at the Department of Transport has been extended to provide additional SharePoint design, development and deployment expertise. KDR will assist with a range of SharePoint projects as part of Transport’s strategic business systems applications reform program.
KDR will provide ongoing support services to assist DPLH manage the TechnologyOne solution. KDR will provide assistance and expertise across key product configurations, ongoing product implementation, and TechnologyOne training for administrators and end users.
KDR’s team at the Office of State Revenue has been extended to assist with further application analysis, design, development and support services. Key activities will include J2EE application development in a WebLogic environment, in addition to Oracle ADF, Oracle Forms and PL/SQL development.
Disaster Recovery and Cyber Security at the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
KDR has commenced a new engagement at DLGSC to develop Disaster Recovery and Cyber Security Plans for the Department. KDR will work to identify any gaps in existing plans and procedures, and to develop revised plans designed to assist the Department effectively manage cyber security incidents or disasters.