WASHINGTON, D.C. – Artlin Consulting had a recent success in the launch of the New Blue Pilot Program at GAO. The New Blue program is an enterprise-wide content management system initiative to modernize GAO’s product development and distribution processes by increasing the use of technology in managing products. In support of the pilot, Artlin has provided strategic support to GAO in the areas of project planning and schedule, requirements analysis, testing and development of acceptance criteria, creating training documentation, and conducting product demonstrations for the executive team at sprint review meetings. Our consultants have also worked closely with the government Product Owner to analyze business processes and requirements to prioritize the product backlog, and with the development team to ensure that they have a good understanding of the system
that the customer desires.

The New Blue Pilot Program will span over the next year to assess how the program currently meets GAO needs. Users participating in the pilot will draft and publish an audit report and provide feedback on system functionality, which will shape the final version of the software before it is deployed agency-wide. Artlin Consulting will continue to provide strategic project and user support throughout the pilot.