“Don’t go chasing waterfalls”
IdeaCrew uses a Lean Agile approach to development. We deliver functionality into production early in the development process and continue to do so on regular intervals throughout the project. This allows you to see real functionality in production as the system build progresses, reducing risk and leading to better outcomes aligned with business expectations.
We are also cloud computing experts. Both of our state exchange clients are independently hosted in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. In addition to the major performance improvements, IdeaCrew’s cloud-migrated customers have realized faster development-to-production solutions and substantial cost savings over previous data center-only approaches.
IdeaCrew built the first modular Health Insurance Exchanges (“HIX”) for the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority. At initial launch, states and the Federal Marketplace relied on big bang deployments. These deployments, which ran into the tens and even hundreds of millions of dollars, failed almost universally. Whether an Exchange survived depended on how it reacted to the failures. The DC Exchange chose IdeaCrew to build a replacement Exchange over time, module-by-module. We developed these cloud-hosted, open source code modules using IdeaCrew’s lean Agile methodology. As a result, DC can lay claim to the first modular Exchange, and IdeaCrew is the vendor that built it.