Criterion Systems’ Agile IT modernization approach is designed to modernize agency infrastructure in a repeatable, scalable manner based on best practices identified by industry and internal government stakeholders. Using our two-speed approach, Criterion focuses its efforts on quickly fixing/updating customer-facing applications while taking a slower and more measured approach to updating backend systems. This allows very quick iterations on the frontend without incurring the concurrent cost and risk that goes along with updating supporting systems at the same time. Backend technology is updated at a more moderate pace, which ensures that technology transformation occurs without putting the organization at substantial risk.
Criterion’s Agile IT modernization activities enable organizations to rapidly adapt to changing environments—setting up new teams; prototyping to drive risks lower; developing strategies and plans in real-time with actionable, traceable results; and delivering new solutions to meet evolving mission needs.
Criterion follows an iterative approach to IT modernization that includes continual feedback and consists of Planning, Assessment, Execution, and Measurement & Tracking. Our approach provides a foundation of enterprise management which drives requirements for development and service delivery activities and provides oversight and auditing. Modernization is not a single event, but rather an ongoing process requiring continuous attention. By treating modernization as a process, organizations can better manage technology investments and continue to stay on pace with change, rather than having to engage in a costlier “catch up” situation. Moreover, Criterion gathers insights from each stage through Agile retrospectives and makes them actionable for the organization, enabling modernization solutions to be continuously assessed and considered.
Address the people, processes, and technologies currently in place and develop a plan to reduce risk, promote adoption, and realize benefits.
Assess organizational goals and objectives and take an incremental approach driven by strategic priorities and architectural focus.
Maintain continuity of operations while shifting the paradigm to a customized and well-planned managed services model that modernizes operations and achieves mission goals.
Gather insights from each stage through Agile retrospectives and make them actionable, enabling modernization solutions to be continuously assessed and considered.
Here are our latest blog posts on IT Modernization-related topics written by Criterion subject matter experts.
Let’s take a closer look at each to better understand them and the benefits they offer to help accelerate IT modernization efforts.
Criterion’s CIO Bob Heckman will be moderating a panel entitled, IT Lessons Learned and Modernization During the COVID-19 Crisis.