Colorado's Unemployment Insurance Mainframe Migration and Modernization Project IV&V

SLI is providing IV&V services for CDLE's Mainframe Migration and Modernization (MMM) Project for its Unemployment Insurance system, conducted in two phases over a 32-month time frame.

Colorado’s Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE), Division of Unemployment Insurance (UI), selected SLI Global Solutions to provide Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V) services for the agency’s Mainframe Migration and Modernization (MMM) Project.  The implementation and delivery of MMM is being conducted in two phases – Migration and Modernization.

Phase I – Migration and Refactoring was focused on an automated migration of the current UI COBOL ADABAS/Natural programs and database from its legacy mainframe platform to a contemporary platform.  Phase I provided CDLE with a stable, modern platform for the Department’s mission critical UI Claims system.  In this phase, code was migrated into object-oriented java that is easier to maintain and eliminates ADABAS/Natural licensing fees.  This approach set the table for Phase II.

Phase II – Modernization involves customizing the newly migrated and refactored Claims system to accommodate the division’s strategies, business intelligence, regulatory requirements and skills.  The complete modernized system is intended to deliver a solution that recognizes the importance of the essential business objectives and requirements in its design and implementation.  This modernization employs current tools, methods and technology to increase the effectiveness and efficiency in the UI program.  It is anticipated that the majority of SLI’s IV&V services will be utilized in this phase.

SLI IV&V services are improving the quality of delivered systems while reducing risks associated with this complex, multi-phase IT development project.  SLI is conducting periodic assessments of project management and systems development processes and products to help identify and mitigate risks.  The SLI team reviews Planning Oversight, Project Management, Quality Management, Requirements Management, Software Development, Data Management, Testing, Training, and Operations Oversight as the project moves through its planned 32-month duration.