MARQ: Enabling Leading Methodologies to Work Together
Agile processes are excellent at optimizing software development — but they’re not the only game in town. In fact, many of our clients want to blend Agile practices with additional frameworks and approaches, such as ITIL and PMBOK. This, however, is far easier said than done.
That’s why we developed our Method for Agile-driven, Responsive Quality (MARQ) process. MARQ is a hybrid model that incorporates industry-best methodologies to work together in harmony, in virtually any project environment. Its name is based on four key attributes:
- Method – offering an adaptable and repeatable framework that is applied to all service areas
- Agile-driven – integrating the client directly into a process of rapidly and iteratively developing deliverables and solutions
- Responsive – applying common elements of industry best business practices to ensure our ability to respond quickly, positively, and readily
- Quality – incorporating industry standard quality management processes, such as CMMI Level 3, and ISO 9001, ISO 20000-1 and ISO 27001
Greater Flexibility, Broader Applications
Our model is not simply a bundling of methodologies — but rather, a framework that combines the best of these models.
More importantly, MARQ can add value beyond software development projects. For example, we recently applied the methodology when a federal customer needed 125 qualified and cleared personnel within 30 days of start-up. MARQ wove together and applied the relevant best practices from its underlying methodologies, allowing us to successfully onboard the required number of new hires within 25 days — even faster than the customer’s requirement.
To learn more about how we can apply our MARQ methodology to add value to your next project, please contact us.