METHODOLOGY


In order to obtain high-quality software products, it is essential to adopt adequate practices during the development process.


These practices are present in different formats for both traditional and Agile methodologies.

Our commitment to maintaining the continuous improvement of our development process demands constant dynamism in choosing its components.

Main milestones in Hexacta’s Methodology

Hexacta has always been distinguished for its continuous search of new ways to improve its development process. A few months after founded, Hexacta had its first full-time resource completely dedicated to these subjects, and by 2001 Hexacta started to think about using the CMM® model to guide its improvement efforts.

 

  • Hexacta achieved CMM® Level 3 in 2003 and CMM® Level 4 in 2005. This last achievement was a significant milestone for the company since it meant being considered a “high maturity” level company, in which quantitative process management criteria are applied, such as statistical process control.
  • In 2008, Hexacta also achieved the ISO 9000 certification, using the ISO 9000-3 guide, which details how to interpret the norm for software development companies. The advantage of this norm is that it has a broader vision of the company processes beyond the software development process.
  • Hexacta continued its efforts to adapt its processes to the CMMI® model, and in 2009 Hexacta was assessed CMMI® Level 3.
  • In July of 2015, Hexacta’s renews its ISO 9001:2008 certification and, in June of 2018, did the upgrade to ISO 9001:2015. One year later, in 2019, we got the ISO 9001:2015 recertification.

These are some of the company's methodology milestones:

2019

JUN – Hexacta achieves the ISO 9001:2015 recertification.

2018

JUN – Hexacta achieves the ISO 9001:2015 certification.

2017

AUG – Hexacta revalidates its ISO 9001:2008 certification.

2016

JUL – Hexacta revalidates its ISO 9001:2008 certification.

2015

JUL – Hexacta renews its ISO 9001:2008 certification.

2011

FEB – Hexacta starts providing Scrum training to its clients.

2010

SEPT – The Scrum Alliance recognizes Hexacta as a Registered Education Provider.

2009

AUG – Hexacta is assessed at CMMI® Level 3.

2008

DEC – Hexacta achieves ISO 9001:2008 certification.
APR – Hexacta decides to review its processes through the CMMI® model and plans to undergo a SCAMPI type evaluation during 2009.

2006

MAR – Hexacta uses and tailors agile methods as its standard development methodology.

2005

NOV – Hexacta is evaluated as CMM® Level 4 organization.
NOV – Hexacta achieves four stars in the Microsoft Quality and Competitiveness Program.
SEPT – Motorola staff leads an informal assessment.
MAR – A new revision of the processes is made using new tools.

2004

MAR – The metrics plan and methodology are revised to make them more iterative and manage larger projects.
JAN – Hexacta defines its goals and next steps towards CMM® Level 4 Process Improvement.

2003

OCT – Hexacta is evaluated as a CMM® Level 3 organization.
AUG – Mini-assessment led by Motorola staff.
FEB – The first project that followed all the CMM® Level 3 processes begins.

2002

SEPT – Hexacta finishes the development of all processes, templates, courses, and tools corresponding to CMM® Level 3.
FEB – Hexacta officially decides to adopt CMM®, being its initial objective to achieve CMM® Level 3.

2001

OCT – First software internal tools (Extranet, Bug tracking, etc.).
JAN – First outsourced project.

2000

SEPT – E-Potecario project is finished, "trial run" for the first Hexacta templates and processes.
MAY – Use of CMM® as a guide. First templates and standards are created.
APR – Hexacta creates the Methodology area.

1999

DEC – Hexacta is created.