The WSSC Integrated System Implementation Project

by Stephen E. Robinson, DBD Systems, Inc, Washington, Suburban Sanitary Commission, Project, Alexandria, VA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computer Applications in Water Resources


The software development effort conducted for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission began in October, 1981 and has been in process since that date. The goal of the effort is to produce an integrated software environment that coordinates the efforts of three primary groups within the commission. This paper discusses the approach taken by L. DiGioia, Manager, Information Systems Division, in establishing the project direction taken in the development of the application systems targeted toward achieving an integrated environment for these operational groups. The paper describes the statement of the situation that existed at the WSSC in October, 1981, followed by the theoretical System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) approach that was employed throughout the project. Project staffing levels are then discussed. The reasons for the success of the project are identified in the section entitled Conclusions.

Subject Headings: Integrated systems | Information systems | Computer software | Water supply systems | Managers | Information management | Systems management | Project management

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