Smarter Business Processes for Leaner Operations and Better Service Delivery
Citizant has tackled business process redesign on a stand-alone project basis and as the front end of complex application development initiatives. We optimize and custom fit processes within any methodology or framework that matters to our customers, providing deep expertise in International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), Agile, Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), and others.
We leverage BPR best practices, processes, tools, methodologies, and existing customer process assets with a consistent focus on stakeholder buy-in and collaboration throughout every step. Our approach provides customers with visibility into process iteration and early identification of actionable, tangible processes and priorities. We apply this business process expertise as we start up new programs to improve procedures and/or practices, and create implementation plans.
Our Process Improvement experts have performed successfully on enterprise-wide initiatives at the IRS Application Development organization, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the IRS Taxpayer Communication Office, and the Department of Justice. At the IRS, Citizant assists the IRS Application Development organization in maintaining mature development and services capabilities using the industry standard, CMMI Development and CMMI Services. Citizant provides process consulting expertise to ensure projects follow the organization’s defined process and continue to improve performance. We provide executive-level, strategic guidance and tactical appraisal preparation support. Most recently, Citizant augmented the IRS’s SCAMPI A and B appraisal teams and helped implement valuable, time-saving appraisal techniques.
Process Improvement Drives and Responds to Business Goals
Citizant tailors process improvement initiatives to each customer’s specific goals and objectives. We bring together process pieces to integrate new software applications, or to create new, balanced ways of doing business – as part of a modernization effort or after a merger or re-organization.
Citizant applies these same standards in pursuit of our own business goals. Because of our commitment to quality practices that spans more than 20 years, Citizant appraised at CMMI V2.0 Maturity Level 3 in both Development and Services, and is certified under ISO 9001:2015 (Talent Acquisition and Delivery), ISO 20000-1:2018 (Shared Services), and ISO 27001:2013 (Information Technology). Our experience working under these quality standards in Federal IT and PMO projects helps us to design and implement process improvements our Government customers can easily use and maintain in everyday circumstances.
Creating Short-Term and Long-Term Value through Process Quality
Citizant’s strategy in every process redesign effort is to quickly identify improvement opportunities that will create substantial, easily recognized value for our customers. These early quick hits help create momentum and set the stage for continued commitments from relevant stakeholders across the organization.
During a 3-year effort at Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Citizant team completed more than 400 business process models (current and target) supporting 50 projects. The team collaborated with more than 400 business owners, subject matter experts, and policy makers from all organizations under every line of business.
The customer said: “This modeling diagram has become the most valuable piece of paper we have. It is being used daily. It has made so many things so much more efficient…”
Recognized Experts in Industry Best Practices
Citizant’s Process Improvement practice leaders participate actively in industry organizations that author new standards, models, and training materials. Pam Schoppert, Citizant’s VP of Human Experience and Quality, was hand selected by the CMMI Institute to join a small group of industry and Government representatives to co-author the CMMI for Services model. She serves on the Architectural Team for the CMMI Next Generation model rewrite. Ms. Schoppert is also a contributing member of the ISO Technical Advisory Group on Quality Management (ISO TAG 176).
As an ISACA Licensed CMMI Partner, Citizant is certified to provide official CMMI appraisal support services. We recently provided CMMI appraisal and implementation services to the IRS.
The CMMI Institute is a driving force for organizational performance improvement and capability. Citizant’s U.S. Government customers increasingly view CMMI standards as a critical element in producing predictable, high-quality results on both software and services programs. As an industry partner known for delivering complex programs on-time and on-budget, Citizant can naturally extend our quality process management expertise to our customers’ organizations.