Agile Application Development

Secure Agile Applications Development
Agile Transition & Coaching
DevSecOps
IT Service Management
Applications Modernization & Cloud Migration
COTS Implementation
Enterprise Application Integration
Integrated Reporting and Data Analytics
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The Specifics About Our Agile Application Development

Our Agile Development approach is team-centric and holistic, from architecture and design to modernizing software development processes:

  • Using Extreme Programming (XP) techniques for short bursts aimed at getting microservices into production

  • Architecting Agile processes based on changing Public and Indian Housing regulations, resulting in a 366% increase in the rate of releases
  • Maintaining a mature Agile development practice using Scrum, SAFe, and Kanban methodologies
  • Managing over 70 projects concurrently

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Secure Agile Applications Development

HighPoint’s Agile application development approach is team-centric and holistic, from architecture and design to modernizing software development processes and custom application development. Our Agile development methodology accelerates digital transformation, ensuring it is user-centric and aligns with business processes. With extensive experience executing multiple Agile projects, our Agile practitioners offer a solution tailored to meet your needs. Providing innovative Agile development solutions, we collaborate with distinct groups in multiple locations to execute vital project functions facilitating group correspondence, issue detection and tracking, project deliverables, continuous improvement, and efficient project management.

HighPoint’s experienced team of architects, analysts, application developers, and project managers provide a range of services spanning the full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), including:

  • Application strategy and consulting

  • Application design and software development consulting

  • Project Management

  • Application integration

  • Application management and support

  • Application maintenance

  • IT staff augmentation for application development

Agile Transition and Coaching

Introducing Agile development into Government IT environments is complicated. HighPoint specializes in leading digital and Agile transformations, SAFe, Business Agility, Lean Portfolio Management and product management. We help create a strategy for your organization and coach you to successfully implement that strategy, helping the organization sustain the transformation. Since agility has very little prescriptive guidance, we’ve found this coaching phase to be critical for team and organizational success.

We consider this a “Coaching at the End Points” model, meaning – the most effective time to interact and adjust your Agile approach is at the beginning and end of your iterations. Therefore, our coaching involvement is part-time and focused there, with some team activity sampling during the iteration for technical and team context.

HighPoint recommends Lean-Agile business team ideas, practices & frameworks in these areas:

  • The Agile Manifesto for Software Development

  • Lean Thinking

  • SAFe

  • Organization mindset

  • Organizational Change Management

  • Prosci ADKAR Model

  • Scrum & Scrum@Scale

  • Kanban systems

  • User Journey Mapping

  • Design Thinking

  • The Lean Startup Cycle

  • Quality Management

  • High-performance teaming / Team of Teams

  • Technology Business Management (TBM)

DevSecOps

HighPoint’s Agile and DevSecOps expertise has impacts at the product, technology, and process levels. This ensures we can make better use of resources, and improve quality and the speed at which changes can be moved into production. HighPoint uses Agile DevSecOps processes and open-source tools to redesign and integrate websites to improve User Experience (UX) and search capabilities, allowing multiple agencies to retrieve information and submit requests.

HighPoint’s primary DevSecOps and Agile methodology solutions include:

  • Quality Assurance and fraud detection systems

  • Lightweight architecture using cloud solutions

  • Range of backend systems for the Government sector

  • Automated and manual testing techniques

IT Service Management

HighPoint supports its clients through organizing value streams and practices with proven Agile methodical procedures from IT Service Management. We take a holistic view of strategy, organizational development, processes, and technology to prepare the path for detailed implementation. Currently, we provide Software-as-a-Service for the Learning Management System (LMS), which is an SAP cloud-based product that we support through enhancements and configuration management.

HighPoint provides Agile IT service management support for:

  • Organizational Change Management

  • Software-as-a-Service for Learning Management Systems

  • Configuration Management

  • Core ITSM process optimization

  • Business process consulting

Applications Modernization and Cloud Migration

HighPoint’s Agile application modernization and cloud migration optimize transition to the cloud while minimizing disruptions. HighPoint has modernized Learning Management Systems and migrated them to a Software-as-a-Service platform on the SAP FedRAMP-approved SAP NS2 cloud.

HighPoint’s Agile application modernization and cloud migration includes:

  • DevOps automation

  • Cutting-edge technology integrations

  • Data reporting and analytics services

  • Managed cloud services

  • Workload migration

COTS Implementation

HighPoint’s strong Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) implementation services are specially tailored to support the client’s need to manage complex legacy system modernization, integration for higher efficiencies, and compliance. We provide all application production deployments (custom or COTS) implemented in a three-tier architecture.

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We offer COTS systems services including:

  • COTS customization

  • Web programming and support

  • Network support and administration

  • Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V) – Build and Implement Quality into the Software Development Life Cycle

Enterprise Application Integration

HighPoint supports and refines high-level business processes involving various departments, applications, and data sources, requiring straight-through processing, seamless data interchange, and execution of integrated business rules through Agile enterprise application integration. We support enterprise Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) application integration for the primary applications and middleware for 17 call centers.

HighPoint provides a full range of enterprise application integration services, including:

  • Custom API integration

  • Custom database connector development

  • Custom middleware development

  • Customization and re-engineering of existing applications and frameworks to enable integration

Integrated Reporting and Data Analytics

HighPoint has strong experience managing both structured and unstructured data sets for development, deployment, and sustainment of decision support capabilities.

HighPoint provides data analytics including data warehousing, data mining, and business intelligence by:

  • Determining your options for leveraging data analytics to optimize performance, improve decision-making, and grow revenue.

  • Creating your data ecosystem using on-premise or cloud-based hosting, bringing together the infrastructure, applications and analytics needed to tap into your data potential.

  • Deep cross-industry expertise means our data analytics experts can customize data models to align with your requirements, whether you need simple forecasting or advanced machine learning.

  • Making self-service analytics possible; from reliable data governance frameworks to user-friendly dashboards, we build data analytics solutions that enable your team to fully explore your data and the insight it provides.