Project Management

From initiation through close, we help you plan, execute, and monitor your projects using Project Management Professional (PMP) best practices. We have experience with both traditional and Agile project management.

Target Zero: Washington State Strategic Highway Safety Plan
Washington Traffic Safety Commission (2018-2019)

PMP-certified project manager led an 18-month project to develop the state’s strategic highway safety plan, involving 30+ partners directly and over 100 partners all together. HNW helped build strong, enduring partnerships and guide participants towards concrete, implementable policy commitments.

TRACTS Replacement
WSDOT (2018-present)

Developed feasibility study and business case to support the re-write of a 20-year-old data system that tracks statewide small-scale highway projects. Created advisory groups intended to support change management success. Successfully launched the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) in 2019 using Azure DevOps (formerly TFS). The new system has greatly improved user satisfaction, data-sharing abilities, and records management. Currently transitioning the work into operational mode using change management.

Outdoor Advertising Control (OAC) Data System
WSDOT (2016-2019)

Agile project management for data systems upgrade. Successfully launched Minimum Viable Product (MVP), then worked through project backlog to add features like mapping and reporting. The new system has addressed billing, accuracy, and reporting issues for the program.

Motorist Information Sign (MIS) Data System
WSDOT (2016-2018)

Agile project management for data systems upgrade that has now moved to operational status. The new system has greatly improved the efficiency, transparency, and reporting abilities of the program.

Facilitation

Sometimes an organization needs a crucial conversation to tackle a major change. We work with you to carefully plan and lead these conversations, so you can move forward as an organization with a shared sense of purpose.

Washington Center for Nursing (WCN) COVID research meetings
Washington Center for Nursing (WCN) (2020-present)

Facilitated a series of meetings to inform a DOH-funded study on the effects of COVID-19 on the nursing workforce, through an equity lens. Currently advising on the development of an Action Plan to implement responses to the research findings.

Washington State Injury and Violence Prevention Program (IVPP) Strategic Plan
Washington State Department of Health (2018)

Facilitated a series of discussions on behalf of the IVPP team in order to get consensus and direction on the development of a new, innovative strategic plan. In a later contract, HNW developed the participant feedback into the plan itself.

Sexual Violence Prevention Program, State Action Plan
Washington State Department of Health (2018-2019)

Facilitated a series of meetings for a group of co-equal state-level stakeholders to develop an action plan for sexual violence prevention in Washington State. The discussion set policy for the program for the coming years, and became the basis of a formal action plan, also prepared by Halcyon. The content of the plan and related discussions was designed in collaboration with the client to meet CDC guidelines.

Target Zero: Washington State Strategic Highway Safety Plan
Washington Traffic Safety Commission (2019)

Facilitated meetings for three different project groups during the course of an 18-month project. Members included project sponsors, executive level leadership, and subject matter experts. Responsible for: agenda development, conflict resolution, asking questions intended to elicit important policy direction, notetaking, and follow-up.

Data System Development

A well-developed and well-maintained data tracking system sets your organization up for success. We can help you evaluate your data needs, develop your database through business analysis research, and work with your users to adopt it through deliberate, sensitive change management.

TRACTS Replacement
WSDOT (2018-present)

Developed feasibility study and business case to support the re-write of a 20-year-old data system that tracks statewide small-scale highway projects. Provided agile project management and business analysis services; used WSDOT’s Azure DevOps system.

Outdoor Advertising Control (OAC) Data System
WSDOT (2016-2019)

Agile project management and business analysis for data systems upgrade. Successfully launched MVP, then worked through project backlog to add features like mapping and reporting. The new system has addressed billing, accuracy, and reporting issues for the program.

Motorist Information Sign (MIS) Data System
WSDOT (2016-2018)

Agile project management and business analysis for data systems upgrade that has moved to operational status. The new system has greatly improved the efficiency, transparency, and reporting abilities of the program.

Qualitative Research

We will help you research the needs of your customers, stakeholders, and employees, so you can move forward with your plans confidently. Experience with interviews, surveys, and literature reviews.

Kitsap County Recycling Survey
Kitsap County (2021)

As part of an expert team, developed a 40-question survey to elicit public feedback on recycling behavior and attitudes. Halcyon was responsible for designing survey in SurveyMonkey, interviewing survey testers, and cleaning data. Final report is under development by the team.

TRACTS Replacement
TRACTS Replacement (2018-present)

Developed multiple user surveys to built business case, prioritize system features for Agile development, and create baseline user experience data for old system for comparison with post-launch user experience with new system.

Target Zero: Washington State Strategic Highway Safety Plan
Washington Traffic Safety Commission (2018-2019)

Developed and implemented multiple surveys and interviews throughout this 18-month project to get stakeholder feedback and improve both the content of the plan and the process of developing it. The 100-plus organizations within the Target Zero partnership represented federal, state, regional, local, and tribal governments, as well as non-profits and advocacy groups.

Communication

We help you communicate your program’s successes and challenges with your stakeholders and the public, using high-quality graphics, professional design, and plain-English explanations. We have a specialty in data-heavy reports and strategic plans.

Target Zero: Washington State Strategic Highway Safety Plan
Washington Traffic Safety Commission (2018-2019)

The Halcyon Northwest team led the writing, editing, formatting, and design for Target Zero, Washington State’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan. The plan provides the five-year roadmap for traffic safety efforts for the state. The team focused on data presentation, easy navigation, and emphasis on key interventions for highest effectiveness.

Washington State Injury and Violence Prevention Program (IVPP) Strategic Plan
Washington State Department of Health (2019-2020)

Wrote, edited, and formatted the Injury and Violence Prevention Program (IVPP)’s strategic plan, known as the IVP Guide. Worked with leadership and subject matter experts to craft an innovative plan that reflects the cutting-edge public health work done by the IVP team.

Washington State's RPE Toolkit
Washington State Department of Health (2019-2020)

Wrote, edited, and formatted a toolkit to help guide the development of program evaluation tools for DOH-funded rape prevention programs in Washington State. Toolkit was intended for people brand-new to program evaluation.

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