The team in the Information Technology Division has been a part of several award winning initiatives.   Included in these are the 2015 Larimer County Innovation Award grand prize and the Colorado Government Association for Information Technology (CGAIT) Excellence Award.

Larimer County Innovation Award

Larimer County IT worked collaboratively with the Larimer County Treasurer's Office on a multi-year development effort to deploy a robust and comprehensive business application for the Treasurer's Office.  On December 8th 2014 the Treasurer’s Office rolled out their new, custom built, software application called TRE2 (Release 1).  This is a completely re-designed and re-architected software application to replace their previous application which was developed in 1999.  The project was a joint effort between the Treasurer’s Office and Software Application Services group within the FITD division that began in May of 2012.  TRE2 can perform all of the functionality the Treasurer’s office had in their old system with the addition of many new features and enhancements that will allow efficiencies and smoother business operations within the Treasurer’s office.  Staff resources, with specific roles and responsibilities, from both offices were committed to this long term effort - each role being very important to its success.  FITD provided the Project Management, the software developers, Scrummasters, and subject matter experts (SME’s).  The Treasurer’s office provided the Product Owners, testers, SME’s and application support specialists.  This was a team that met daily for 2.5 years and presented to the Treasurer’s office software feature sets on a 2 week cycle.  Every two weeks the Treasurer’s office could see and provide feedback on the delivered software.  The Scrum methodology has proven very successful for software projects of this size.  This was a monumental effort by a high performing team that should be recognized as an example of what can be achieved through hard work, committed resources and teamwork, appropriate project communication and project management, and an agile development methodology called Scrum.

CGAIT Excellence Award

Larimer County IT received the Excellence Award from the Colorado Government Association of Information Technology for work completed on the Larimer County Atlas project.  The Larimer County Atlas platform provides tools and knowledge that will help users analyze information, gain better insight into their business and make better business decisions.  This platform makes available to Larimer County employees information around Finance and Accounting, Human Resources and other Key Performance Indicators for the County.