Launched in 2010 by partners John Joyner and William O’Donnell, Project 2 is celebrating 10 years of successfully serving clients throughout many industries both private and public, and is now celebrating five years of working in the mental health sector with the State of California Regional Centers system to assist service coordinators with their ever-increasing workloads. Specialists in business process and application development, this Stockton-based company has strategically honed its focus over the years to become one of the most innovative providers of custom application design and development.
“Project 2 is a great organization to work with. Not only does Project 2 provide support and development to make the world better through technology, they are kind and wonderful people to work with,” Angelique Shear, MPA, Project Manager & Children’s Program Manager Valley Mountain Regional Center
“We offer business process simplification, enhancement
and design,” says Joyner, partner and principal business strategist. “We work closely with clients to understand their business processes, diagram those processes, then calculate which steps we can eliminate and make recommendations to streamline the process. Once a client approves our changes, we develop software that enables that client to maintain governance over their new process. The end goal is to help our clients operate more efficiently and optimally, especially during this pandemic.”
In its earlier years, Project 2 designed websites, provided search engine optimization, .NET and application development, but now the company focuses on streamlining clients’ business processes and building custom software applications to fit their specific needs. “We are a 100-percent USA-based development team in your time zone and are proficient in multiple platforms. Our competencies also include Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft 365, Amazon Web Services and other cloud-based solutions, and can greatly benefit any business with 50 or more employees,” says O’Donnell, partner and chief technology strategist. “We are not locked into any one particular solution and that allows us to be nimble and adapt to our clients’ needs.”
Project 2’s Discovery process, the degree to which it works
to understand clients’ needs, sets the company apart.
Making recommended process improvements visual helps clients comprehend advantages. “Among multiple benefits
of streamlining processes, our solutions make it easier for adoption among new employees or those learning the system and give clients an auditable solution that they can use for verification. Our Discovery provides a clear roadmap to success for our clients,” notes O’Donnell.
Project 2 has found a niche market in the mental health sector and is currently providing solutions for Valley Mountain Regional Center in Stockton, one of California’s 21 Regional Centers under the Department of Developmental Services. It is currently in discussions with additional Regional Centers regarding their solutions. “Our software has been saving service coordinators one or more hours on paperwork for each of their cases, time that can now be spent with those special- needs clients. We’ve also taken proactive steps the moment the COVID-19 pandemic hit to incorporate new tools for tracking time and cost directly into our applications — something we know is important to our Regional Center partners,” says Joyner.
Project 2 developed two solutions from the ground up, its Atticus Case Management system and Early Start Evaluation Scheduler, aka ESES, that are greatly useful to the Regional Centers. The company’s goal is to implement the software in all 21 Regional Centers statewide. “In creating these tools, we worked intensively with actual service coordinators, senior service coordinators and program managers with the Regional Center in Stockton, so they weren’t developed in a vacuum but with actual input from users in the field adhering to current state regulations,” says Joyner.
Project 2 is striving to be heavily invested in California’s mental health sector and growing outside of the state as well within the next 18 months. “Our hearts and souls are in this, and we’ve found our calling,” says Joyner. “We want our tools to touch every mental health institution in California and beyond, to put time back into the day of the service coordinators so they can spend that time where it’s most important — with their clients.”