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
Application management and support
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
Organizational Change Management
Prosci ADKAR Model
Scrum & Scrum@Scale
User Journey Mapping
The Lean Startup Cycle
High-performance teaming / Team of Teams
Technology Business Management (TBM)
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
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:
Cutting-edge technology integrations
Data reporting and analytics services
Managed cloud services
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.
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.