In 2015 when Ellumen began pursuing CMMI Level 3 Development, Agile methods had already been infused across several government contracts and refined through the leadership of Ellumen Vice President for Technology, Dan Wayland. During Ellumen’s CMMI appraisal, we found incorporating our Agile Scrum processes to CMMI for development was not a simple one-to-one mapping. An in-depth understanding of Agile processes and the CMMI model was required as our appraisal team compiled hundreds of Agile development artifacts and spent several months performing the necessary mappings against our pre-established processes.
Ellumen Successfully Employs Dark Launch on VA/DoD Record Sharing Initiative
Ellumen Inc., a trusted provider of healthcare IT services and solutions, has brought innovation to the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan by executing a successful dark launch—a Silicon Valley best practice for testing and deploying large web applications—on joint agency clinical systems. Dark launching deploys updates for complex, heavily subscribed web applications such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Ebay, and other tech industry leaders, but has not been used in the Federal realm until now. Ellumen’s first push to adopt dark launch is in line with Secretary of Defense Ash Carter’s goal to promote the benefits of Silicon Valley’s advancements within Federal agencies. During a press tour of Silicon Valley earlier this year, Secretary Carter announced his force of the future initiative that promotes two-way exchanges within the tech sector.