Case Study - System Delivery: Utilities Settlement Code Changes

ARC - Providing High Level Solutions

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
THE OUTCOME
THE CHALLENGE
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Alberta Deregulated Utility Sector
  • Settlement Code
  • Management Consulting
  • Utility Sector SME
  • Solution
  • Design/Architecting

Results were used in the corporate decision processes on project approval for this
initiative and as the basis for an RFP issued to the vendor community.

A business case was required to assist with corporate decisions around prioritizing and financing a system.

Business Case

A power utility company required a business case to assist with corporate decisions
around prioritizing and financing of system changes to accommodate the 2011
Settlement System Code regulated changes. This included a high level design and
project scoping exercise that covered the broad spectrum of legacy client applications
used in this area.

System Delivery Utilities Settlement Code Changes

Business Solution

An ARC senior Management Consultant who was a Subject Matter Expert in the Alberta
deregulated utility sector and the System Settlement Code was engaged to provide the
required information.

Key activities included:

  • Review as-is and to-be business processes
    Identify and document a fit-gap analysis
  • Identify business owners for all associated systems and processes
  • Identify corporate data owners
  • Review all system transactions to be impacted by the regulation changes
  • Produce functional and non-functional requirements in a business requirements
    document
  • Produce a comprehensive data dictionary
  • Coordinate with the client Enterprise Architecture to create a high-level Solutions
    Design document and a revised Logical Data Model
  • Provide inputs to the Project Management Plan

In addition, the delivered report outlined:

  • Impacted legacy applications and systems in the client environment
  • High level estimates of the amount of effort required to design and implement a
    suitable compliant solution
  • List of the technical skills critical to the success of the project
  • Project timelines and team size to complete the project by the regulated deadline
  • High level estimates of project costs for the Design and Implementation phases

The results were used in the corporate decision processes on project approval for this
initiative and as the basis for an RFP issued to the vendor community.

"This included a high level design and project scoping exercise"

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