//Application Modernization Blueprints
Arctiq focuses on helping IT organizations build a DevOps culture. With the majority of our clients this means close collaboration between infrastructure, architecture, application owners (the business), security, and development teams. Arctiq assists our clients with development of automated processes and new methods, including the foundational requirements to support them. Traditional approaches require a long-term monolithic program which only approaches its goals at the final stages and takes a significant amount of process to move the ball forward. Through our Minimum Viable Product (MVP) approach, Arctiq proves success at each stage, allows clients to pivot at any time, and helps define an overall roadmap to big picture goals.
Arctiq's blueprint method comprises lessons learned from many different client engagements, gleaning new efficiencies with each project. In our experience, 80% of the challenges associated with IT modernization are similar across organizations spanning different industries, and it's the 20% customization which differentiates end results. These observations hold true for automation, CI/CD, container based applications, software delivery pipelines, and cloud adoption. Developers and Operations teams are embracing DevOps transformations, using new methods and new tools, no longer tied to n-tier architecture. Arctiq's consultative approach, with supporting blueprints, ensures knowledge is passed to our clients throughout the engagement, and users have a solid understanding of their new solution.
MVP Roadmap Development
Planning for the perfect eventuality takes time we don't have in today's fast pace world of emerging technologies. New approaches in IT, such as Agile, pipelines, automation, Innersourcing, etc. are evolving rapidly. Monolithic long-term planning no longer works. MVP reduces risk, proves immediate value, and reduces the spin and burocracy of long planning cycles.
Solution Building Blocks
Each client is at a different stage of technology modernization and requires different engagement entrypoints. Arctiq looks to solidify the foundational tools and processes - such as hardened images and systems management tooling - before moving into playbook automation, security pipeline definition, implimenting telemetry solutions, and more.
Lean manufacturing methodologies have been around and improving since the mid-1900's. There's always room for improvement, as they say, and it's no more prevalent in the world of modern IT. The blueprint approach ensures all stakeholders are able to improve the program and add value as the roadmap progresses. With each step the program is refined to suit mutual teams goals.
//Blueprint Engagement Model
To ensure the output blueprint aligns with out clients' goals, Arctiq performs significant discovery through all stages of consulting engagements. Goals, priorities, and preferences are collected from many client viewpoints - from the business to user stories, operations to development. This information feeds the initial MVP blueprint, which is refined over time as progress is achieved and new opportunities for modernization uncovered. These goals and priorities are continuously revalidated with stakeholders to ensure alignment. Arctiq Blueprints allow customers to significantly reduce initial deployment time for emerging solutions, and shift their focus to showcasing the value the solutions bring.
Our focus at Arctiq is seamless integration between key open source solutions from our modern ecosystem partners. Use case centric design and delivery methodologies, along with our MVP (minimum viable product) approach, enable our clients to quickly realize the benefits of DevOps tooling in a secure, enterprise fashion.
Take the first step and engage with the Arctiq Team to help discover and build your own custom DevOps Value Stream Map.