Software Development

Software Development

Our commitment to the CMMI-DEV process ensures that our customers benefit from a disciplined development process.  Customers can rely on Heron Systems’ proven record of delivering superior solutions to meet the most challenging defense requirements on-time and on-budget. 

Organizations continue to require custom software development to meet their business needs.  Commercial software is likely to require customization of function and interfaces to successfully integrate with legacy systems and processes.  More importantly, commercial software is often not available or capable of solving the toughest, leading-edge requirements.

Heron Systems provides experienced personnel wielding a disciplined development process to meet these needs.  We provide proven, repeatable, stable solutions that are delivered on-schedule and on-budget.

Agile Development Led by Experienced Engineers

Heron Systems organizes its software development group into small, agile teams.  These teams are well suited to produce flexible, extensible solutions at a rapid pace.  Small teams maintain tighter control on requirements by flattening the engineering management overhead while also providing direct, responsive customer service.  We do not believe in stove-piping communication with our customers.

Each team is led by a highly experienced engineer.  Our Lead Engineers average greater than 20 years of software development experience.  We require experience across the entire software development life cycle to be considered a Lead Engineer.  Development does not end after testing.  Integration and maintenance are integral to the Heron Systems process.

Leveraging a Disciplined Development Process

Carnegie Mellon’s Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is an acknowledged leader in software development process improvement and certification.  Their Capability Maturity Model Integration ® (CMMI), establishes the standards, processes, and procedures leveraged by Heron Systems’ development teams.  The certification levels outlined by CMMI serve as a foundation for continual development process improvement.  Currently, Heron Systems implements the CMMI for Development (CMMI-DEV) standard.

Our commitment to the CMMI-DEV process ensures that our customers benefit from a disciplined development process.  Customers can rely on Heron Systems’ proven record of delivering superior solutions to meet the most challenging defense requirements on-time and on-budget.

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