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STATEMENT OF OBJECTIVES: DIGITAL MINIMUM VIABLE PRODUCT (MVP)

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OBJECTIVE

The objective of this (contract/task order) is to utilize digital service techniques to identify and solve a core user need through the development and release to end users of a Digital Minimum Viable Product (MVP). This SOO is predicated on the fact that (AGENCY/PROGRAM) stakeholders understand User Experience (UX) design thinking and/or agile software development. For example, job responsibilities within (AGENCY/PROGRAM) have been redefined according to agile and/or human-centered design roles, and stakeholders are comfortable enough with modern technology concepts and are ready to start delivery of a digital service product by developing an MVP.

In order to achieve this goal, quality partners must be able to establish and execute a framework for user centered design, usability research, and agile implementation.

OUTPUTS

The resulting contract will be considered successful when the following outputs have been delivered:

PROBLEM STATEMENT

(AGENCY to provide concise description of the challenge that a digital service product will be implemented to solve. Ex. The front end of Agency X’s vendor invoice management is handled via fax or email, with no central or automated way of collecting data related to payment processing)

BACKGROUND

(Agency to provide pertinent information related to the technical landscape, end user needs, technologies in place, and so forth)

SCOPE

The scope of this effort is limited to the following activities defined under the following functional areas: (Note: AGENCY can add or remove as necessary as long as consistent with the meeting the above outputs)

Functional Area 1: Discovery and Design

Objective: (AGENCY/PROGRAM) and contractor will collaborate to determine how the problem will be solved through digitalization, utilize user centered design techniques and product management methods to create an initial product vision, product roadmap, and scope of the MVP.

Tasks:

The successful solution, at a minimum, shall also include the following best practices as highlighted in the digital service playbook:

Functional Area 2: Development of Minimum Viable Product

Objective: Through the use of agile software development methods a minimum viable product will be developed and released to end users.

Tasks:

The successful solution, at a minimum, shall also include the following best practices as highlighted in the digital service playbook:

Functional Area 3: Retrospective: What worked, what didn’t, what to do next

Objective: Following the development and release of the MVP, the government and contractor team comes together to understand from a project viewpoint to identify improvement actions.

Tasks: