Software Development Lifecycle

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You know that you need to transform your software development lifecycle, and you need to move quickly. We bring seasoned experts to work with you to not only get the processes and tooling right, but to win with the human element of this critical transformation.

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Creating Change From Within

The marketplace is evolving. Trends and consumption models have shifted, disruptive forces have entered the market, and innovative technologies have all sparked change. SDLC processes are an important component of transformation efforts and ensure that quality work is created to help build reliable platforms for transformation.

At the heart of these changes engulfing the marketplace are organizations demonstrating the ability to internalize the core concepts of SDLC. Levvel can assist your organization in identifying gaps in your current methodologies and create strong mentorship to drive culture change from within.

SDLC Transformation

We work closely with your IT organization to better understand its current state, define a target state, and deliver a roadmap to realize it. This enables you to more frequently deliver software updates, reduce the time between concept and delivery, and recover from outages faster, improving the predictability and consistency of your Software Development Life Cycle.

Tools

Tooling is a key component of any transformation effort. We evaluate existing tools, recommend ways to better leverage them, suggest new tools if needed, and implement any modifications to existing process or systems to effectively incorporate tooling.

Team

The effectiveness of teams is a critical factor of transforming the SDLC. To achieve this, teams need to follow SDLC best practices and adapt to the specific needs of the project. Through a mentorship model, we ensure the improvement of existing teams. By embedding team members to drive change and build grassroots support, we help foster the culture needed for successful transformation.

Process

Drive the needed change in process to more quickly and accurately deliver software to your customers. Our teams evaluate the existing processes of your organization to improve your SDLC.

Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance is typically only an afterthought to many transformation efforts, but it is important to view transformation efforts through the lens of quality assurance early in the process. This allows for more robust solutions because red flags and problems are identified before they are major issues.

Automation

Manual testing is an important component of building quality software, but to drive organization transformation automated testing is critical. Levvel believes that the more testing that can be automated, the more successful the transformation effort will be. Human beings are good at viewing small bits of information and creating successful tests in a silo.

However, to test platforms that drive business value thousands of tests are required, and without automation, the validation of your platform is impossible. Not only is tooling of the automation important, but deriving a valid QA automation strategy is critical. Levvel can assist in the creation of long term quality assurance strategies to ensure that quality is a first class citizen in all solutions at your organization.

Security/Penetration

With technology advancing at faster rates than ever before thinking about security and penetration testing is more important than ever before. Think of the number of data breaches you have heard about in the news in the past year, and you can see that many organizations are not taking the time to evaluate security best practices. Levvel can assist in testing and evaluating your existing platforms, but will also incorporate our security best practices into any transformation effort you are undertaking. Levvel is constantly reviewing OWASP best practices and working with our Cloud and DevOps team to understand on premise and cloud based security best practices. The first step to securing a system is to meet the compliance and regulatory requirements of your industry and then layer best practices from other industries where applicable. Levvel can develop cross functional teams to evaluate, create recommendations, and implement secure solutions in the context of your larger transformation efforts.

Performance/Load

Performance testing starts with defining the level of performance required by your platform or solution and is generally driven by industry standards. The performance needs of a high performance trading platform are different than a warehouse management system. Levvel can work with your teams to define the performance needs of the system and then evaluate current state. As part of the evaluation of current state, Levvel can also create recommendations and next steps to achieve the target state objectives of the system.

Vendors and Platforms

JIRA, Zephyr, Cucumber, Puppeteer, SonarQube, GitLab, Selenium

Selected Experts

Keith LaForce

Senior Vice President, Capabilities

Stevie Palmateer

Engineering Capability Lead

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