DisputeSoft was engaged as a testifying expert in March 2016 by the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), in the matter of LISCR, LLC v. Applied Information Sciences, Inc.

    In this proceeding before the American Arbitration Association, LISCR alleged that Applied Information Sciences (AIS) had breached a contract to design and implement an upgrade to LISCR’s shipping and corporate registration database and accounting system. LISCR further alleged that AIS had misrepresented the ability of its software development team to complete the upgrade according to the agreed budget and timeframe.

    DisputeSoft staff conducted extensive review and analysis of project documentation and systems of record to evaluate AIS’s project performance. This review included a detailed examination of a Microsoft Team Foundation Server (“TFS”) database, the formal system of record for tracking defects and other work items on the project. DisputeSoft’s analysis also included an in-depth examination of project plans, process documentation, and sprint planning documents to determine whether AIS staff had followed a contractually-mandated “Agile” software development lifecycle.

    Founder Jeff Parmet proffered an expert report on behalf of LISCR on March 3, 2017 in which he concluded that AIS had delivered incomplete and defective software; that the software could not be easily remediated; and that AIS had not managed the software upgrade according to project management best practices. Mr. Parmet further proffered these expert opinions in testimony at the arbitration hearing on August 1-2, 2017. On November 29, 2017, an arbitrator ruled that AIS materially breached its contract with LISCR and awarded damages to LISCR in an undisclosed amount.

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