TTI provides a full range of software engineering services to its clients. From the high-level architecture to a detailed design, requirements analysis and specifications, development, testing and deployment.
TTI’s success and experience employing proven software engineering methodologies with Federal Agencies such as the Department of Health and Human Services strengthen our proven record to deliver software products that will outperform client expectations.
From traditional client-server architecture to rich internet clients, TTI stands ready to design, develop and deliver. We understand that one size doesn’t fit all. TTI is familiar with tailoring the software development methodology to the scope, size and complexity of the project being planned for implementation. TTI follows flexible processes to prepare site specifications which include content scope, budget, schedule, and technical aspects for each specific project. We focus on process identification, design patterns, use cases, object model, data models, data flows, development tools and comprehensive testing.
Since rich internet applications function as multi-user systems with bandwidth limitations, they need to be tested using a comprehensive methodology. The client applications are tested for usability, accessibility, browser compatibility, functionality, performance, site availability, multimedia content, document retrieval and e-mail. Both automated and manual techniques are employed by us for testing, including load balancers, performance testing tools, link checkers, HTML validators, functional and regression tools, security tools and application management tools such as version control, optimization tools, and authoring/publishing/deployment tools.
Section 508 Compliance: TTI has the experience and expertise with implementing Section 508 compliance provisions in the all phases of the SDLC and application products we develop for various Federal agencies. TTI’s technical approach accommodates visually impaired people, people with cognitive or learning disabilities, mobility impaired people and people with hearing impairment. We ensure that all our designers, developers and testers are educated in Section 508 compliance regulations and provisions.
Security: TTI’s security solutions have consistently proven to safeguard critical and sensitive information including those at the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Transportation and others. TTI believes that the security audits prevent hundreds of security breaches that would otherwise compromise valuable and proprietary agency data. Additionally, TTI also performs regulatory compliance scans to determine changes that need to be made so that the site will be in compliance with the latest regulatory standards.
Enterprise Architecture (EA) encompasses technology, people, processes and business. Decisions about information technology in the corporate world and Federal Agencies are made based on their business requirements. TTI defines their clients current and future needs for accumulation, usage, renewal, maintenance, and transfer of data within, and outside their boundaries. From a business perspective, we help our clients with:
- Publishing technical domain definitions for Applications, Databases, Enterprise Systems Management, Information, Integration, Network and Telecommunications, Platform, and Security
- Inventorying technical components and publish As-Is architecture for technical domains describing the Agency’s current technical environment
- Providing gap analysis and proposing specific roadmaps for across agency solutions
- Defining the future vision of efficient and effective information resources and technologies
- Defining the future vision of coordinated information sharing and accessibility
- Conducting periodic review of business needs, information needs, solutions, technical changes, economic changes, cost savings opportunities, and planned strategies, and using this info to develop domain-level policies, standards and guidelines specific to technical domains
- Envisioning improvements that will result from implementing policies, standards, and guidelines
- Finally, publishing the “To-Be” architecture of the Agency’s technology vision that can effectively serve its business needs
From a data perspective, we provide solutions in the following areas:
- Distributed databases to provide a common view of data across the agency
- Data integrity and security
- Data warehousing
- Data and business modeling tools
- Development tools
- Databases, data dictionaries, and query languages
In the cloud computing space, TTI specializes in providing software and infrastructure as a service. The concept of cloud computing involves resource sharing to achieve economies of scale over the internet. We provide services in the design, development, implementation and management of private and public cloud infrastructures. The shift from traditional to virtual servers in the cloud has helped organizations and government agencies realize enormous cost savings and improvements in production efficiency. During the era of shrinking budgets, cloud computing is a means to achieve savings in IT budgets across federal agencies. The federal government is in the early stages of adopting the cloud, however, it has taken the initial steps as evident from the GSA Cloud Computing Program Office, Security and Standards Organizations such as NIST to define and establish standards within the federal agencies for cloud deployment and more. Give us a call to service all the needs of your cloud infrastructure’s successful journey.
The discovery and extraordinary advances in the hand-held wireless electronic devices, parallel to that of the internet has led to the concept of Mobile Computing infrastructure and applications. Technologies that were once the sole proprietors of the internet are being modified and applied to mobile computing. Organizations such as the IEEE, ACM and others are engaged in developing standards protocols which will facilitate the mobile devices to connect to each other and to other computing devices on the network. The interfaces can either be wired, wireless or both. Mobile devices, in the palm of your hand can receive and send data through a wired or wireless network anywhere in the world at anytime to do any task, personal or work-related.
Team Technology’s breadth and depth in providing mobile application development services include the following technologies: Android, Adobe Air, Blackberry, Java ME, iOS and .NET Compact Framework.
Training and Documentation
TTI follows the completion of projects with hands-on training, comprehensive documentation, and transition. The documents will:
- Act as a communication medium between the contractor and the project Stakeholders.
- Act as a knowledge base.
- Assist users and administrators with training, operations and maintenance.
Our Product documentation describes the various applications that are being developed, enhanced or modified. System documentation describes the product from the point of view of the developers or programmers developing and maintaining the applications and user documentation is oriented towards the end-users.
Our strategy calls for preparing templates immediately upon award or in the Federal Sector, utilizing Enterprise Performance Life Cyle (EPLC) and/or System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) documentation methodologies. The documents are always authored by dedicated and experienced technical writers. Our project staff is always available to assist the writers with help when needed. Our years of experience supporting Federal clients has enabled us to develop streamlined processes and best practices in developing clear and concise documentation for the full life cyle of our projects – from requirements to design, development, implementation then operations and maintenance.
One of the critical success factors we’ve demonstrated in the success of our projects is performing a successful functional and technical knowledge transfer to the O&M team before the conclusion of the deployment phase. This has to be carefully planned and designed to ensure that nothing is missed. TTI involves the client throughout the design and development phase so that the knowledge base begins to grow early in the process. We recognize the importance of providing support services with no or minimal disruption of operations. Our transition process incorporates the activities of Transition to Support (T2S), Transition to Operations (T2O) and Organizational Transition Planning (OTP). We utilize our years of experience to help clients develop a detailed transition to support
plan six months into the contract award. Because our Transition Management Process
provides a timely and comprehensive approach to system transition, risks are usually mitigated. At the conclusion of the project, all work products and documents including change requests, defect reports, bug tickets, configuration management logs and test reports will be provided to the receiving organization. Additionally, requirements specification documents, use case documents, test plans, security policy documents, process documents, systems architecture designs, installation procedures, training material including user guides, systems administrator guides, operations guides, 508 compliance checklist, PIA document and C&A reports will be transferred to the receiving organization to ensure a smooth transition. We will also assist with any independent verification and validation process before the system will be moved to the production environment. We always try to make sure that there is near zero-risk.
In addition to the Transition Plan, TTI provides deployment life cycle support to the client staff. The support will include training users on the initial implementation, training to the client support staff to provide for the installation and maintenance of the system, and training to the client technical staff on solutions components and operation.