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MITA 3 Application Compliance Checklist Configuration Validation Contest

  • 1st Place $1,000
  • 2nd Place $500
  • Reliability Bonus N/A
  • DR Points N/A

Challenge Overview

Detailed Requirements

In this contest, you are asked to identify defects in new MITA v3.0 compliance checklists. The checklists, which are provided as multiple Excel worksheets, identify compliance criteria for the MITA v3.0 Technical Architecture (TA), Business Architecture (BA), and Information Architecture (IA). The checklist criteria derive from the respective MITA TA, BA, and IA capability matrices, plus from the Seven Conditions and Standards. Some additional checklist criteria are included (identified by asterisks) that extend beyond current MITA v3.0 capabilities as identified in the capability matrices. Included with the checklists are also worksheets containing instructions for using the TA, BA, and IA checklists.

The provided BA checklist pertains to the small set of business areas and business processes relevant to the challenge. The provided IA checklist pertains to the small set of business areas relevant to the challenge.

For each of the TA, BA, and IA checklists and instructions, identify any defects. A defect could be a typographical error in text, or could be an incorrect reference to MITA content. Likewise, a defect could be a capability identified in a MITA capability matrix that is not addressed by a checklist criteria.

To support this effort we provide a link to the MITA v3.0 documentation.

The goal of this contest is to ensure MITA v3.0 compliance checklist accuracy and completeness.

This contest will be reviewed by client stakeholders, who will rank submissions. The highest rank submission will win first place and second ranked submission will receive second place. See Details for review criteria.




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Final Submission Guidelines

How to Submit a Solution:

  • Download the Checklist worksheet file and Defect Tracking Sheet file.
  • Document all noted defects in the provided Defect Tracking Sheet. For each defect provide checklist or instruction Location, defect Description, and as appropriate, the MITA document source.
  • Bundle the Defect Tracking and Checklist sheets into a single .zip archive.  DO NOT reveal your identity.
  • Submit your zip before the submission deadline.
  • Re-submit as needed.

How this Contest will be Reviewed:

  • The project copilot will screen submissions and provide an initial ranking.
  • The client stakeholders will review submissions and set final ranking.
  • If a provided description is not convincing, or if the location or description is missing from the tracking sheet, the reviewer will reject the defect. 
  • The submission with the most valid identified defects wins.
  • The winner will be required to remove erroneous identified defect.
  • In case of a tie, the earlier submission wins.
  • You will earn $3 per identified defect if your defect description is preferred over the winners, if you do not win a ranked position.
  • Client stakeholders reserve the right to award no prizes if no submission is convincing


TopCoder will compensate members with first and second place submissions. Initial payment for the winning member will be distributed in two installments. The first payment will be made at the closure of the approval phase. The second payment will be made at the completion of the support period.


Standard 30 days support.


You must be a TopCoder member, at least 18 years of age, meeting all of the membership requirements. In addition, you must fit into one of the following categories.

If you reside in the United States, you must be either:
  • A US Citizen
  • A Lawful Permanent Resident of the US
  • A temporary resident, asylee, refugee of the U.S., or have a lawfully issued work authorization card permitting unrestricted employment in the U.S.
If you do not reside in the United States:
  • You must be authorized to perform services as an independent contractor.
    (Note: In most cases you will not need to do anything to become authorized)
  • Registrants:8
  • Submissions:3
  • Submission %:37.50%
  • Passed Screening:3
  • Passed %:100.00%
  • Average Initial Score:36.67
  • Average Final Score:36.67
Handle Date

kaygee 01.18.2013 01.21.2013 unknown*    
onetliviu 01.18.2013 01.20.2013 unknown*    
monumahiya 01.18.2013 01.21.2013 unknown*    

Challenge Timelines

  • Posted On: 01/18/2013 02:00 PM EST
  • Register By: 01/20/2013 02:00 PM EST
  • Submit By: 01/21/2013 02:05 PM EST

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