SAVANT FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGIES INC
D/B/A ARIEL PARTNERS
WHO WE ARE
WOSB founded in 2010 with ISO 9K, 20K, 27K, CMMI-DEV 3 and CMMI-SVC 3, we are an expert technology consulting, lean management and Agile transformation firm with a special focus on human centric design, DevSecOps, Kanban Flight Levels, and large-scale Agile governance.
- SSA OIG: Ariel has a prime contract to provide Agile Audit Support (AAS) for the Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General (SSA OIG). We are providing a team of Agile coaches and technical experts to perform a thorough assessment of SSA’s large-scale Agile software projects and a review of SSA’s implementation of Agile and DevSecOps methods. The work will help improve SSA’s Agile processes, governance, and oversight and will inform OIG’s reports to US House Ways & Means Committee, Senate Finance Committee and the GAO.
- USAF Agile/Jira Training: Ariel recently completed training over 1100+ Air Force personnel in Jira Fundamentals and Advanced Jira features. Ariel’s training covers the fundamentals of Scrum, Kanban, Scaled and hybrid Agile approaches and demonstrates how Jira supports each of them through custom Jira configurations and selected plugins. The training environment includes highly realistic simulated data and covers topics such as dependency management, scoping, story mapping, estimation, project forecasting, metrics, and dashboards.
- Zearn Math Online: We are setting up inter-connected Kanban systems for 15 teams, 4 value streams, and for the overall corporate strategy to give the CEO a birds-eye view of the big picture; tying strategic objectives directly to execution and establishing flow-based metrics while encouraging innovation at every level.
SOME OF OUR QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:
- FBI CODIS. We helped the FBI reduce their costs by 30% while increasing quality by moving the 20+ year CODIS program to Agile/Scrum and to the AWS cloud;
- NYC DSS. We created a cloud-native reference architecture and DevSecOps implementation for a $20B NYC Health and Human Services agency to move to accelerate system development;
- HBO Digital Products. We supported HBO’s Kubernetes-based AWS DevOps pipeline, which added several million simultaneous streaming sessions in less than 0.5 seconds during the season seven finale of “Game of Thrones.”
WHAT DIFFERENTIATES US?
- Coaching & Training: We offer executive and team coaching and training for highly in-demand skills including Agile for Leaders and Executives, Site Reliability Engineering, MicroServices, Kanban, SAFe, Scrum, Human Centered Design, Jira, VersionOne, BDD/TDD, and AI/ML.
- Kanban Flight Levels: We are excited to be the first East Coast-Based Training Organization for this lightweight and innovative new scaled Agile framework that connects strategy to execution and addresses the entire enterprise—at a fraction of the overhead of competing approaches.
- Legacy Modernization: We have a proven track record of safely and incrementally modernizing legacy systems, safeguarded by automated acceptance tests.
- Human Centered Design: We turn user research into testable hypotheses, incorporating lean startup principles to identify the most important problem to solve- FAST.
- Agile Governance: We help organizations establish governance and oversight for their Agile programs, eliminating duplicative efforts, establishing scorecards with leading metrics, and a deeper understanding of risk.
- Test Automation: We provide sustainable and cost-effective test automation practices, even in complex legacy environments.
- Agile Software Development: We are experts at rapidly building complex systems by working smarter, not harder. We leverage cutting edge approaches including model-storming, affinity grouping, progressive refinement, risk reduction spikes and aggressive de-scoping;
- Agile/DevSecOps: We can make your process faster and safer, leveraging more than 20 years of experience across every major technology stack. We know what works, where, when, and how.