Information Management Web App
Product Design Lead
Acumen provides impartial data-driven analysis to government agencies to help inform health care and social policy. Acumen has used an archaic, largely ineffective application to manage and track the work required to fulfill awarded government contracts.
I led the product design efforts to develop a web application to replace the current information management system. Specific tasks administered by the application include viewing employee information and recording time, managing contract budget and tasks, and invoicing.
Held stakeholder meetings with stakeholders, including senior management and several user groups
We formed focus groups for the departments involved, including Contracts, Research, and Finance and held multiple feedback session where we provided prompts as well as walked through their processes
Improve efficiency and effectiveness
Improve accuracy of project management
Expand application use to include task management
Research & Analysis
Largely made use of user feedback to assess the current state of affairs, as well as an assessment of current tools
Review of Current Applicaiton
Project Managers need ability to organize project into tasks/billing codes
Finance and Department Managers need tools to better manage project budget
Project Managers need ability to organize staff outside reporting structure to complete research