At Steampunk, there are two driving principles for delivery to our clients—speed and quality. Often, these two dimensions of project delivery are at odds with one another, meaning to go fast you sacrifice quality, or to get high quality it takes much longer. Through delivery to our clients, we have found that by integrating our Agile process management, DevSecOps tools and techniques, and our Human-Centered Design approach, we achieve extremely fast delivery of a high-quality product. We call this approach Design Intelligence® (DI). Design Intelligence® is the lens through which we generate human-centered solutions. It’s the nexus of how we define, create, and deliver products and services – grounded in the understanding of the people who use them.
When integrated, these activities, tools and methods become a fluid operations model that engages the users at the core of the challenge statement along with appropriate stakeholders to ensure the solutions being delivered are meeting the needs of all parties, that they are practical, secure, productive, and will deliver measurable mission impact.