Segue Technologies® leverages Agile practices for Federal organizations in developing custom information systems
Segue specializes in the modernization and redesign of aging enterprise applications which support growing user communities. We work with defense customers to enhance mission-critical systems, non-profits to create efficient and accessible tools, and commercial businesses developing competitive software applications.
In system development and enhancement, we look at improving usability, performance and data quality. Enterprise systems need to provide their users with intuitive interfaces and reliable information to support their business operations. Modern work forces are often geographically dispersed and operating on a variety of devices to access web-based tools. Modernization of Enterprise systems focuses on meeting these operational requirements and leveraging the latest software technologies.
Federal IT Program Managers are increasingly turning to Agile methodologies to increase efficiency and reduce life-cycle support costs for their application portfolios. Rapid delivery of working software capabilities, alignment of solutions with business goals, all while minimizing project costs without compromising quality, is at the heart of the Agile value add. However, tailoring and delivery of Agile best practices in a Federal environment requires both strong leadership and in-depth knowledge of the customers’ mission, contractual constraints, and commitment to champion the change.
Segue has proven our approach as a champion of Agile methodologies and successful delivery of software “at the speed of operations."
Custom Application Development
Long gone are the days of the static brochure web site that required developer support for content and imagery updates. Today's web applications require responsive user interfaces and complex functionality. Modern web sites serve as virtual storefronts and real-time communication portals between organizations and their communities.
As a custom software development company, we strive to understand and model our customer’s businesses processes. Our development methodology, the Segue Process Framework (SPF), adapts to the scope of the project and the technologies which best suit our customers' requirements. The SPF is iterative and flexible, allowing it to quickly adapt to changing project and business needs. The applications we develop are designed per user-centric principles and developed following our CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) Level 3 appraised processes, which are supported by an ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System.
Segue develops custom web and mobile applications that automate and improve business processes. Our approach is rooted in our customer’s requirements; we take the time to understand your unique challenges and existing systems to develop a tailored technical solution.
Our diverse portfolio of customers gives us a unique perspective on the capabilities of leading technologies and how they can most effectively meet your requirements. Segue's custom applications are designed for how our customers do business, as compared to asking them to change their operations to suit a pre-determined tool.
Segue has been recognized for our Application Development capabilities by numerous web-based publications.
Content Management Systems
Content Management Systems (CMS) are a flexible, scalable, and easy to use solution for websites which require regular content updates and interactive features. Segue has developed, customized, and integrated numerous CMS platforms and technologies and are keenly aware of the advantages and disadvantages of each. This experience gives us the ability to provide product-neutral recommendations based on our customers' unique business requirements, while considering cost, capabilities, and existing architectural constraints. Our solutions are designed to our customers' needs for dynamic information portals and the ability to update their messages on a regular basis.
Transition to Agile
Successful implementation of Agile depends on a foundation of training, tools, and repeatable processes that are socialized and tailored to fit the specific customer environment. The ability of Federal programs to reap the benefit of Agile requires a culture built on effective collaboration and partnership between customer and technical team. Both customer and the team must understand and embrace these new roles and responsibilities, with the Contractor team leveraging their experience shaping Agile industry best practices and integrating them within both the organizational and technical landscape.
In transitioning from traditional to Agile methodologies, we emphasize the following principles:
- Individuals and Interactions over processes and tools
- Working Software over comprehensive documentation
- Customer Collaboration over contract negotiation
- Responding to Change over following a plan