King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) and King County Information Technology operate and maintain the project reporting information system management application (PRISM) as WTD’s primary project controls platform. PRISM is also used in various capacities by nine other county agencies. WTD needed assistance reviewing all aspects of their in-house-developed PRISM system, including the resource requirements and technology considerations to operate and maintain the system for current and future needs.
PMA assessed the PRISM system, as well as the future needs of this system regarding functionality, platform, and user base. The PMA team also worked to develop a strategy for expansion across other King County divisions. The analysis compared the available options and considered both quantitative and qualitative metrics, including current and future functional requirements, technical considerations, user base, resource considerations, anticipated current and future costs, and associated timelines.