Ariel Partners is a woman-owned digital services company located in New York City that offers a full range of solutions to help clients optimize resources and achieve mission objectives. Our areas of expertise include software development, DevSecOps, agile governance, corporate training, agile coaching, and consulting. We have experience solving some of the largest and most difficult business and technology challenges, placing us at the forefront of modern and innovative partnerships.
Ariel brings Agile and DevSecOps efficiencies to legacy, heavily regulated, and essential systems. Our lean way of working enables us to bring cost-saving efficiencies to our customers. Ariel’s governance framework leverages cutting-edge agile techniques that enable executive management and senior leadership to effectively monitor and guide large-scale efforts. Our framework provides accelerated planning, dynamic monitoring, and quantitative modeling, enabling programs to realistically estimate and forecast key milestones.
HELPING ORGANIZATIONS TRANSFORM THEIR OPERATIONS, IMPROVING BUSINESS OUTCOMES BY VISUALIZING FLOWS, UNDERSTANDING BOTTLENECKS, AND CONNECTING STRATEGY TO EXECUTION.
We helped the FBI reduce their costs by 30% while increasing quality by moving the 20+ year CODIS program to Agile/Scrum and the AWS cloud. | FBI CODIS
MISSION CRITICAL AGILE DEVELOPMENT AND RISK MANAGEMENT SUPPORTED BY EXPERT CONSULTATION, GUIDANCE, AND TRAINING THAT LEVERAGES DEVSECOPS PRACTICES WITH ATLASSIAN AND OTHER LEADING TOOLS.
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. ” | HBO Digital Products
AGILE GOVERNANCE AND OVERSIGHT TO REDUCE RISKS, IMPROVE ALIGNMENT, AND ENSURE TARGETED BENEFITS ARE REALIZED THROUGH PROACTIVE FRAMEWORKS, TRAINING, AND WELL- DESIGNED COUNTER BALANCED METRICS.
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. | NYC DSS
Ariel has a prime contract to provide Agile Audit Suppo rt (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.
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 exe cution and establishing flow-based metrics while encouraging innovation at every level.
Ariel is proud to offer S eatbelt for Jira, a free Jira plugin that helps organizations improve their governance and oversight of software development teams. Seatbelt puts teams in the driver’s seat, immediately pinpointing inconsistencies and data integrity issues and helping them fix the issues quickly and safely.
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 manageme nt, scoping, story mapping, estimation, project forecasting, metrics, and dashboards.
We offer executive and team coaching and training for highly in-dem and skills including Agile Executive Leadership. We offer public training classes, as well as private classes or custom training tailored to your organization’s requirements, goals, and challenges.
We establish, manage, and support DevSecOps platforms in the most demanding environments. We support cloud migration and hybrid approaches. Our low-cost DevOps Accelerator offering bundles tools, training, and configuration. Need FedRAMP or IL4/IL5? Migrating from DI2E.NE T? Let us know. Our platform supports:
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;