May 7, 2019, RESTON, Va. – Octo Consulting Group (Octo), today announced it has been re-appraised as operating at Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®) for Development Level 4. With this re-appraisal, Octo remains one of only three Federal Government Contractors in the United States that is both appraised at CMMI Level 4 and a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe™) Gold Partner: an industry-accepted framework for developing software applications using Agile development principles.
“Our re-appraisal proves not only can Agile development increase customer satisfaction and return on investment, it can be quantitatively measured,” said Sujey Edward, Octo’s Chief Technology Officer. “We used innovative and missioncritical Agile programs exclusively in our initial appraisal and in our re-appraisal this year. What’s more, programs used in our re-appraisal were from across all three of our business units, making this a company-wide assessment.”
“We are proud and honored to be re-appraised as a CMMI Level 4 organization,” said Mehul Sanghani, Octo’s Chief Executive Officer. “As one of only three contractors recognized as a Level 4 organization and a SAFe Gold Partner, this continues to establish Octo as a trusted partner for government agencies and proves our continued commitment to serving as an industry leader in our space.”
Octo’s CMMI Level 4 appraisal signifies the company quantitatively manages its projects, improving work quality, efficiency, and alignment with the organization’s business objectives, and denotes Octo as a company that has institutionalized a culture of continuous improvement. For customers, this means that their mission-critical Agile programs will be subject to disciplined management resulting in systems that are implemented on time and on budget.
Octo has been a leader in Agile development in the federal space since winning its first contract in 2006. During this time, Octo has pioneered the use of Agile practices in the federal space including the use Agile development at scale using SAFe, and the first implementation of fixed-price-by-the-sprint Agile program in the Federal Government.
About Octo Consulting
A premier provider of technology solutions, Octo empowers federal agencies to modernize faster. Our combination of technical innovation and pragmatic execution unleashes new capabilities, bolsters security, and transforms service delivery. We specialize in scalable Agile software development, user experience design, and cloud engineering solutions to improve, modernize, and optimize government IT systems. Known for challenging the status quo and continually exploring new ways to deliver value, our superior outcomes are the result of our collaborative analytical approach and partnering with our customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Octo builds flexible solutions that evolve as missions change, delivering results that last. Learn more at octo.us.
About CMMI Institute
CMMI Institute is the global leader in the advancement of best practices in people process, and technology. CMMI Institute’s promise is to inspire cultures of continuous improvement that elevate performance and create a sustainable competitive advantage.