AASHTOWare Project: Status Updates
May 2017: The first round of testing for the Preconstruction module is nearly complete. Fields turned into pre-populated dropdowns/searchable lists wherever possible within the software to minimize data entry errors by users. Configurations to Bids/BidExpress module have begun, will continue throughout June in addition to testing. Preparations made for Reports Creation Workshop. Coordination with ISSD for maintenance and support during implementation and after software launch.
April 2017: A technical Specialist has been assigned to the project and work is being done on system interfaces and a Security Plan for the State Security Office. User Roles, which determine what parts of the system a user can access, are 90% complete and being tested. More reference data loaded, especially for the Civil Rights & Labor module. Work on the Bids/BidExpress (online bidding) portion has started. Training held on creation of System Events (automatic system-generated email notifications).
March 2017: Analysis component for Preconstruction, Civil Rights & Labor, and Bids is complete. AASHTOWare webpage launched. Configurations to modules evaluated and refined. Coordination with ISSD resources has begun for interfaces between AASHTOWare and other software for data sharing.
Feb 2017: Meetings with ITI and software configurations continue. Reference data population ongoing. Website content created and submitted for posting to DOT&PF website. Implementation proposal expected late March. Project on schedule to begin implementation component early April.
Jan 2017: Bi-weekly meetings with ITI and software configurations begun. Interface between Department of Labor (DOL) system and AASHTOWare agreed upon. Contact made with AGC to start planning contractor outreach.
Dec 2016: Analysis Workshop conducted December 5th-12th. Detailed software functionality explored with ITI and Core Team. System configurations and customizations discussed.
Nov 2016: Regional business process analysis sessions with AASHTOWare project management and regional subject matter experts held and areas needing alignment investigated. Reporting and information sharing needs assessed. Continued preparation for December Analysis Workshop.
Oct 2016: Proposal for Phase 1 analysis component signed. Funding for FY17 secured. Regional business process analysis sessions planned and scheduled for early/mid-November. Analysis workshop for Core Team and ITI staff planned and scheduled for early December.
Sept 2016: Alaska DOT&PF representatives traveled to the annual AASHTOWare conference. Meetings were held with software contractor InfoTech, Inc. (ITI), and plans made for beginning analysis of Phase 1 modules.