We help customers incrementally develop and adopt new software solutions, modernize and consolidate information technology (IT) their infrastructure, and implement cloud migration and adoption.
Mindcubed uses an agile methodology and practices to avoid the “big bang” approach to systems engineering. Our iterative, agile transformation approach means customers experience rapid, incremental business benefits and are able to make changes even as the system is rolled out. Our agile approach also ensures end-user buy-in, as stakeholders are actively involved in designing, testing, and working with each segment of the larger solution.
Our Solution Highlights
Agile Software Development
We use the scrum agile framework to software development and break down software development tasks into small development increments (sprints), each lasting approximately two to four weeks. Every sprint involves a cross-functional team composed of a product owner, scrum master, and development team, working in concert on all software development life-cycle tasks and functions. As part of this highly collaborative process, we conduct daily stand-up meetings, develop backlogs and user stories, work towards prioritization, conduct sprints, and deploy system releases.
Our agile development process, enabled and supported by industry-best tools and technologies, minimizes overall project risk as compared to traditional, all-at-once (“big bang”) software delivery. We reduce risk by maximizing user involvement and ensure user satisfaction through feedback captured and incorporated during rapid, iterative builds and deployments.
Information Technology (IT) Modernization
Legacy systems consume an increasing portion of agency operating expenses, draining resources that could otherwise be available to conduct the agency's mission. More importantly, legacy systems are now more vulnerable to security exploitation. IT modernization is not only about replacing outdated IT systems with newer ones. Rather, it provides a comprehensive, holistic, business-process-driven approach to fundamentally transforming how agencies accomplish their mission.
We conduct an initial assessment to discover technology and business process assets, then we develop a comprehensive modernization road map detailing how platforms, applications, data, and business processes will be modernized and upgraded to fit the agency’s enterprise architecture. We then employ technical and process expertise to deliver newly transformed technology and business process assets.
Cloud Migration Services
We can increase your organizational agility and responsiveness in delivering enterprise services through cloud adoption. To build a strong digital, shared-services-based organization, it is essential to transform and migrate legacy enterprise applications and infrastructure to fully modernized technology assets deployed on a secured cloud. To do so effectively, and to meet expectations for rapid development and deployment in support of your mission, you need a partner such as Mindcubed that understands and is experienced in addressing the technical and security challenges of cloud adoption.
We can help you analyze cloud Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), as well as assist in business case development, discovery, infrastructure, data and application migration, architecture development, training, and management
We Focus on Process Rigor and Quality Standards
Our delivery methodology MindPROVE™, is compliant with International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) standards and is just one example of our outside-the-box thinking that gives our customers a true “value add” when they engage with Mindcubed.
The MindPROVE delivery methodology comprises five steps: PREPARE, RE-IMAGINE, ORIGINATE, VALIDATE, and EFFECT.
While other service and technology providers offer a methodology that gathers requirements for, produces, tests, and rolls out a customer’s solution, they are invariably developing a service or system built only to the client’s stated specifications—potentially leaving a better idea behind.
By contrast, Mindcubed wants to help our customers truly transform their future. As such, our delivery methodology includes an extra “RE-IMAGINE” step, through which our experts challenge known quantities and explore innovative alternatives. We then present these to our customer, who always has the final say. And as this step is accomplished early on in our project timeline, we can minimize any impact to schedule and maximize the opportunity to get the solution right.
Best of all, as re-imagining is at the heart of our corporate philosophy, we believe the best way to “prove” our conviction is by providing this step to our clients at no additional cost.