Securities and Exchange Commission

Requirements Center of Excellence (RCOE)

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The Problem:

The SEC Office of Information Technology (OIT) required expertise to establish a Requirements Center of Excellence (RCoE), develop a framework for full requirements management and quality control, and standardize requirements processes and management throughout the project lifecycle.

The Solution:

Octo led the establishment of the SEC Requirements Center of Excellence (RCoE) and helped the Commission mature and standardize requirements process management implementing repeatable processes and reusable templates that contribute to meeting project timelines within committed budgets.

Key Takeaways
  • Octo provides business analysis and requirements coaching and mentoring to stakeholders across the Commission, maturing and improving the Commission’s business analysis and supporting Agile transformation.
  • Octo developed 300+ deliverables such as SOPs, templates, training materials, and a Quality Control Plan that help optimize program operations.
  • Octo established and improved processes that have provided timely responses to 130 requests for RCoE support from over 20 Divisions and Offices

The Benefits

Octo conducted a thorough assessment of management processes and procedures using the Six Sigma framework and provided a comprehensive gap analysis including a roadmap of best practices and actions, allowing the Office to systematically assess the strenths and weaknesses of tools and approaches. Our documentation will help effectively implement a solution that meets the SEC’s business needs on an enterprise level, and also addresses the performance standards that derailed previous efforts.