TCC Seeks a Project Manager (Contract)

Type: Contract
Duration: Until June 30th, 2024
Location: Tallahassee, FL

Remote Opportunity

Job Description:

a. Provide project management, including coordination of tasks, project schedules, and 
other project management activities for FX projects and initiatives that support FX 
Administration’s strategic plan, FX Governance, process improvements, and overall 
success of the FX project.
b. Assists with quality control and consolidating of the various FX vendor project schedules 
in Project Online.
c. Assists in managing the vendor engagement for the transition of Project Online to the 
agency’s environment and related reporting, access, and security.
d. Assemble project plans and team’s work assignments, direct and monitor work efforts 
on a daily basis, identify resource needs, perform quality review; and escalate
functional, quality, timeline issues appropriately. 
e. Track key project milestones. Coordinates communication with all areas of the 
enterprise that impacts the scope, budget, risk and resources of the work effort being 
managed.
f. Provides support to the Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO) and interfaces 
with FX module vendors, the FX Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) vendor, 
and the Strategic Enterprise Advisory Services vendor as well as internal and external 
project sponsors and stakeholders to support FX development.
g. Provides business analysis for assigned projects.
h. Analyzes project management deliverables for accuracy.
i. Assist in the capture and dissemination of Change Requests, Risks, Action Items, 
Decisions, and Lessons Learned (CRAIDL) in the project’s repository as required.
j. Oversee development and disseminate recording of meeting agenda(s), decision point 
documentation and meeting summaries for all project Teams, as applicable.
k. Coordinate completion of work with team members including any other Agency, FX, or 
third-party vendors to implement the system improvements and/or new systems, as 
necessary.

Requirements:

a. Five (5) years of professional experience managing significant IT projects using the 
Project Management Institutes’ current Project Management Body of Knowledge.
b. Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Project Online is required.

About TCC
Founded in 1996 in Indianapolis, IN, The Consultants Consortium (TCC) is an innovative solutions provider committed to designing and delivering high-value, cost-effective IT consulting services and application technology solutions for both the private and public sectors. With a team of more than 250 IT and business professionals, TCC serves clients nationwide, from state and federal government agencies to commercial sector customers. TCC is committed to providing the most cutting edge solutions, and with that, ensures they stay up-to-date on crucial certifications and affiliations. Among these are the highly accredited Microsoft Certifications.

At TCC, we know that having a strong company culture is paramount in sustaining the success and stability of the company, especially within the information technology industry. That’s why we place our focus on the people who make our success possible: our employees, partners and clients. We strive to create an environment that preserves and fosters growth while still promoting the DNA of our company.

Our core values:
• Building strong, reliable relationships with our employees, our partners and our clients
• Upholding integrity, honesty and respect
• Supporting our local community
• Encouraging continued education and development

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

To apply for this position please visit our website https://www.e-tcc.com/open-positions
 
 
 
 
 
 

TCC Seeks a Product Owner (Contract)

Type: Contract
Duration: Until 9/30/2023
Location: Orlando, FL

Hybrid Opportunity

Description of Service:

The Department is beginning a modernization project to replace the State’s Child Welfare 
system. The Product Owner is a lead position of the project team that represents the work 
responsibilities of the Office of Child and Family Well-Being. 
The term for this staff augmentation position is intended to be until September 30, 2023. The term for this engagement may be 
extended for a period not to exceed twelve months from the expiration of the State Term 
Contract contingent upon funding and satisfactory performance. The Department may 
select one or more candidates in this position. Candidates available immediately are 
preferred. The Department will consider either part-time or full-time but prefers full-time. 
The number of weeks is dependent upon available budget.

Elements of Services (Tasks):

The Product Owners responsibilities under this purchase order include but are not limited to:
a. Responsible for innovation and end-to-end launch of CCWIS intake and investigation 
modules.
b. Collaborates with the CCWIS project team, both functional and technical, to manage the 
product functional development of the solution.
c. Works collaboratively with the CCWIS system integrator vendor.
d. Works with cross-functional teams and various stakeholders, including 
reporting/analytics, design/user experience, IT, and user enablement.
e. Works in an Agile environment and continuously reviews the business needs, refines 
priorities, outlines milestones and deliverables, and identifies opportunities and risks.
f. Partners with stakeholders and customers across the organization to inform the product 
vision, strategy, features, and prioritization.
g. Develops, owns, and executes product roadmap.
h. Translates product roadmap features into well-defined product requirements including 
features, user stories, and acceptance test criteria.
i. Works with testing teams to verify adherence to user stories, acceptance criteria, and 
meeting functional objectives.
j. Prioritizes and maintains the sprint backlog for assigned products, balancing the 
requirements of stakeholders.
k. Leads the product functional design process based on an intimate knowledge of the 
users and technology teams, and providing value to stakeholder beneficiaries of the 
solution.

The vendor is expected to meet the following performance measures:

a. The incumbent is expected to demonstrate high degree of functional knowledge of 
information technology solutions that supports federal and state child welfare teams 
through quality of interactions with project participants and stakeholders, through the 
content included in written deliverables, and through informed recommendations towards 
strategic and tactical decision making.
b. The incumbent is expected to demonstrate a high degree of technical knowledge of 
information technology solutions that supports federal and state child welfare teams 
through quality of interactions with project participants and stakeholders, through the 
content included in written deliverables, and through informed recommendations towards 
strategic and tactical decision making.
c. The incumbent is expected to demonstrate a high degree of active leadership throughout 
the project lifecycle that includes managing a key repository of technical assets, creating 
solution strategies for multiple stakeholder audiences, managing user stories from a 
variety of solution recipients, effective interaction with multiple stakeholder.

General Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):

The submitted candidate(s) must be able to apply common knowledge, skills, and abilities in 
the following areas: 
a. Communication: Have the ability to clearly convey information, in both written and 
verbal formats, to individuals or groups in a wide variety of settings (i.e.; project team 
meetings, management presentations, etc.). Must have the ability to effectively listen 
and process information provided by others. 
b. Customer Service: Works well with clients and customers (i.e.; business office, public, 
or other agencies). Able to assess the needs of the customer, provide information or 
assistance to satisfy expectations or resolve a problem. 
c. Decision Making: Makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions. 
d. Flexibility: Is open to change, new processes (or process improvement), and new 
information. Has the ability to adapt in response to new information, changing conditions, 
or unexpected obstacles. Ability to receive and give constructive criticism and maintain 
effective work relationships with others. 
e. Interpersonal: Shows friendliness, courtesy, understanding, and politeness to others. 
f. Leadership: Motivates, encourages, and challenges others. Is able to adapt leadership 
styles in a variety of situations. 
g. Problem Solving: Able to identify, evaluate, and use sound judgement to generate and 
evaluate alternative actions, and make recommendations as accordingly. 
h. Team Building: Encourages, inspires, and guides others toward accomplishing the 
common goal.

Education and Certifications:

The vendor’s education requirements: Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Business 
Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field. Or equivalent 
work experience. (Required) 

About TCC
Founded in 1996 in Indianapolis, IN, The Consultants Consortium (TCC) is an innovative solutions provider committed to designing and delivering high-value, cost-effective IT consulting services and application technology solutions for both the private and public sectors. With a team of more than 250 IT and business professionals, TCC serves clients nationwide, from state and federal government agencies to commercial sector customers. TCC is committed to providing the most cutting edge solutions, and with that, ensures they stay up-to-date on crucial certifications and affiliations. Among these are the highly accredited Microsoft Certifications.

At TCC, we know that having a strong company culture is paramount in sustaining the success and stability of the company, especially within the information technology industry. That’s why we place our focus on the people who make our success possible: our employees, partners and clients. We strive to create an environment that preserves and fosters growth while still promoting the DNA of our company.

Our core values:
• Building strong, reliable relationships with our employees, our partners and our clients
• Upholding integrity, honesty and respect
• Supporting our local community
• Encouraging continued education and development

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

To apply for this position please visit our website https://www.e-tcc.com/open-positions
 
 
 
 
 
 

TCC Seeks a Product Owner (Contract)

Type: Contract
Duration: Until 9/30/2023
Location: Orlando, FL

Hybrid Opportunity

Description of Service:

The Department is beginning a modernization project to replace the State’s Child Welfare 
system. The Product Owner is a lead position of the project team that represents the work 
responsibilities of the Office of Child and Family Well-Being. 
The term for this staff augmentation position is intended to be until September 30, 2023. The term for this engagement may be 
extended for a period not to exceed twelve months from the expiration of the State Term 
Contract contingent upon funding and satisfactory performance. The Department may 
select one or more candidates in this position. Candidates available immediately are 
preferred. The Department will consider either part-time or full-time but prefers full-time. 
The number of weeks is dependent upon available budget.

Elements of Services (Tasks):

The Product Owners responsibilities under this purchase order include but are not limited to:
a. Responsible for innovation and end-to-end launch of CCWIS intake and investigation 
modules.
b. Collaborates with the CCWIS project team, both functional and technical, to manage the 
product functional development of the solution.
c. Works collaboratively with the CCWIS system integrator vendor.
d. Works with cross-functional teams and various stakeholders, including 
reporting/analytics, design/user experience, IT, and user enablement.
e. Works in an Agile environment and continuously reviews the business needs, refines 
priorities, outlines milestones and deliverables, and identifies opportunities and risks.
f. Partners with stakeholders and customers across the organization to inform the product 
vision, strategy, features, and prioritization.
g. Develops, owns, and executes product roadmap.
h. Translates product roadmap features into well-defined product requirements including 
features, user stories, and acceptance test criteria.
i. Works with testing teams to verify adherence to user stories, acceptance criteria, and 
meeting functional objectives.
j. Prioritizes and maintains the sprint backlog for assigned products, balancing the 
requirements of stakeholders.
k. Leads the product functional design process based on an intimate knowledge of the 
users and technology teams, and providing value to stakeholder beneficiaries of the 
solution.


The vendor is expected to meet the following performance measures:

a. The incumbent is expected to demonstrate high degree of functional knowledge of 
information technology solutions that supports federal and state child welfare teams 
through quality of interactions with project participants and stakeholders, through the 
content included in written deliverables, and through informed recommendations towards 
strategic and tactical decision making.
b. The incumbent is expected to demonstrate a high degree of technical knowledge of 
information technology solutions that supports federal and state child welfare teams 
through quality of interactions with project participants and stakeholders, through the 
content included in written deliverables, and through informed recommendations towards 
strategic and tactical decision making.
c. The incumbent is expected to demonstrate a high degree of active leadership throughout 
the project lifecycle that includes managing a key repository of technical assets, creating 
solution strategies for multiple stakeholder audiences, managing user stories from a 
variety of solution recipients, effective interaction with multiple stakeholder.


General Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):

The submitted candidate(s) must be able to apply common knowledge, skills, and abilities in 
the following areas: 
a. Communication: Have the ability to clearly convey information, in both written and 
verbal formats, to individuals or groups in a wide variety of settings (i.e.; project team 
meetings, management presentations, etc.). Must have the ability to effectively listen 
and process information provided by others. 
b. Customer Service: Works well with clients and customers (i.e.; business office, public, 
or other agencies). Able to assess the needs of the customer, provide information or 
assistance to satisfy expectations or resolve a problem. 
c. Decision Making: Makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions. 
d. Flexibility: Is open to change, new processes (or process improvement), and new 
information. Has the ability to adapt in response to new information, changing conditions, 
or unexpected obstacles. Ability to receive and give constructive criticism and maintain 
effective work relationships with others. 
e. Interpersonal: Shows friendliness, courtesy, understanding, and politeness to others. 
f. Leadership: Motivates, encourages, and challenges others. Is able to adapt leadership 
styles in a variety of situations. 
g. Problem Solving: Able to identify, evaluate, and use sound judgement to generate and 
evaluate alternative actions, and make recommendations as accordingly. 
h. Team Building: Encourages, inspires, and guides others toward accomplishing the 
common goal.


Education and Certifications:


The vendor’s education requirements: Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Business 
Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field. Or equivalent 
work experience. (Required) 

About TCC
Founded in 1996 in Indianapolis, IN, The Consultants Consortium (TCC) is an innovative solutions provider committed to designing and delivering high-value, cost-effective IT consulting services and application technology solutions for both the private and public sectors. With a team of more than 250 IT and business professionals, TCC serves clients nationwide, from state and federal government agencies to commercial sector customers. TCC is committed to providing the most cutting edge solutions, and with that, ensures they stay up-to-date on crucial certifications and affiliations. Among these are the highly accredited Microsoft Certifications.

At TCC, we know that having a strong company culture is paramount in sustaining the success and stability of the company, especially within the information technology industry. That’s why we place our focus on the people who make our success possible: our employees, partners and clients. We strive to create an environment that preserves and fosters growth while still promoting the DNA of our company.

Our core values:
• Building strong, reliable relationships with our employees, our partners and our clients
• Upholding integrity, honesty and respect
• Supporting our local community
• Encouraging continued education and development

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

To apply for this position please visit our website https://www.e-tcc.com/open-positions
 
 
 
 
 
 

Four State Tech Trends to Watch in 2023

Posted by Mike Boyle, VP Sales, TCC

I recently read a good article on the StateTech Magazine about four trends to watch in state and local government in 2023. https://statetechmagazine.com/article/2022/12/tech-trends-4-state-and-local-government-trends-watch-2023?cm_ven=Email&cm_cat=ET_Promotional&cm_pla=MKT61857adu0000P0000&etsi=16185569&etsu=920225538&cm_ite=MKT61857_20230103_CAMPAIGN_TECHMAG_STATETECH_0-0-0-0-LOOKALIKE-0-0-Y_CTRL_E&cm_ven=Email&cm_cat=ET_Promotional&cm_pla=MKT61857adu0000P0000&etsi=16185564&etsu=920225538&cm_ite=MKT61857_20230103_CAMPAIGN_TECHMAG_STATETECH_0-0-0-0-‘SUBSCRIBERS-0-0-Y_CTRL_D

The first trend mentioned in the article is “modern workspace management”.  James Collins, general manager for state and local government at Microsoft, and former CIO of the state of Delaware states “We’re coming to that time when instead of deploying individual devices with individual operating systems, people just connect to a server in the cloud from whatever device they’re using, and it gives them a session,” Collins says. “It looks like their familiar desktop and allows them to do everything they need to.”

This allows government employees to access the resources they need from anywhere at any time, in a familiar manner, increasing productivity and worker satisfaction.

The second trend noted is “identity and access management”, and it is a trend for a second year in a row. The article states “Identity and access management solutions generally provide employees with a single sign-on, empowering them to access vital solutions for their day-to-day work. Government IT administrators can seamlessly provision these resources and allocate access to specific employees.”

Better identify and access management solutions mean that administrators gain visibility into devices and applications coordinated through modern workspace management, and employees can log into a centralized portal for authentication while experiencing the same familiar procedures for logging in to a digital workspace.

Hybrid cloud and data management” is the third trend discussed in this article. The hybrid cloud, where some data is stored on-premises, and some is stored in the cloud, has become popular to some agencies looking to move some operations to the cloud. With this solution, state employees are able to access data stored in the cloud on demand from any location, potentially producing remarkable efficiencies in their work.

Digital workspaces and identity management solutions work across cloud service providers to pool solutions from various resources. These types of solutions can potentially enhance agencies’ operational efficiency by providing scalability.

The final trend discussed in this article is “security information and event management”, or SIEM.  Security is of the utmost importance for all information systems, especially those that house sensitive data.

The article states “To help secure these resources, agencies are increasingly turning to security information and event management, a centralized means of collecting events and alerts. SIEM aggregates and analyzes data from multiple systems to identify anomalous behavior and flag potential threats. These capabilities are particularly helpful when orchestrating resources across various service providers in a hybrid cloud environment.”

Among state and local governments, “different organizations have procured and are using different products and even technologies,” says Jim Richberg, Fortinet’s field CISO for the public sector. “SIEM becomes especially useful in those kinds of highly varied environments: It tends to be designed to deal with input from different kinds of platforms and from different vendors. SIEM does a good job of pulling together different kinds of data.”

Together, these four trends indicate that state governments will capitalize on the power of centralized unified account management, while incorporating more hybrid components into their digital workspaces.

To find out more about TCC and our work with State government please visit our website https://www.e-tcc.com/.