Providing agile support to the U.S. Air National Guard

Agile Software Engineering | DoD | Defense

Challenge

The U.S. Air National Guard (ANG) Recruiting and Retention resources are constantly ensuring that the best and brightest are brought in to serve our country. ANG’s Recruiting and Retention personnel are distributed across 54 states and territories and to manage the complexities associated with such a wide-spread workforce, ANG had begun work on a platform to organize data and business intelligence dissemination and collection efforts. ANG realized that significantly more value could be gained by continuing to grow this platform.

Our Approach

Partnering with LMO Advertising, Octo was engaged to provide end to end Agile Software Engineering services in support of an enterprise application that provides field personnel with the tools needed to effectively plan, execute, and learn from their recruiting and retention efforts. Octo introduced a Scrum based Agile software engineering process focused on project transparency and client collaboration to ensure that the software products meet the needs of ANG.

Results

In the first year of the program, Octo successfully released over 1,200 requirements to the production system. Existing planning modules were rebuilt to improve function, performance, and usability, and new modules were introduced that improve field users’ ability to build, manage, and execute against strategic plans and budgets for recruiting and retention efforts. Because of the additional value Octo has added to the platform, user adoption by field recruiting and retention personnel is at an all-time high.