Milwaukee County Project Management Information System Goes Live!

About Milwaukee County

Milwaukee County project management information system reviewEstablished in 1834, Milwaukee County is the most populous county in Wisconsin and the 45th most populous in the United States, with approximately 951,000 residents as of 2016.

The Milwaukee County Architecture Engineering and Environmental Services section (AE&ES) manages an average of 250 to 300 capital projects and launches 50 to 80 new projects each year, a total fiscal responsibility of $300M to $400M for the entire portfolio. Major project categories include highways, mass transit, airports, and environmental.

The Challenge

Since 1996, AE&ES used Oracle Primavera Contract Management (PCM) on-premise to manage its capital projects. PCM reached its official end of life in October 2016. County wanted to replace the existing PCM solution with Oracle Primavera Unifier to improve the AE&ES capital project management process, to centralize and standardize management of capital portfolio projects, and to provide improved reporting capabilities on a cloud-based, supported, stable platform.

The Solution

Milwaukee County hired Gaea for the end-to-end Primavera Unifier implementation, including requirements definition, design, configuration, testing, installation, and training. Gaea led the project, including discovery work, definition of 45 business processes, and configuration work, and County provided project management and subject-matter expertise to support the process.

Gaea and County staff collaboratively managed the project. Gaea led the business requirements analysis and documentation process with County in a supporting role. Gaea trained County staff with a train-the-trainer approach.

“Milwaukee County greatly appreciated Gaea’s expertise and confidence implementing Primavera Unifier and migrating County from PCM to Unifier. Gaea’s methodology assessed County business processes and used a multi-stage, iterative approach that leveraged their knowledge and understanding of how businesses operate, what was working, and what needed improvement.”

“Gaea worked collaboratively with County to ensure that the Unifier solution is holistic, adoptable, scalable, and sustainable. County immediately realized value from Gaea’s experience around best practices, functional and technical knowledge of Primavera Unifier, and gained further business value by using Gaea as the sole implementation consulting firm.” – Greg High, Milwaukee County, Director AE&ES

Congratulations to everyone at County and Gaea whose hard work and dedication was instrumental in making the Milwaukee County project a huge success!