Applying Software Development Life-Cycle (SDLC) methodologies to all software development projects, Centuria provides solutions driven by business and mission goals with the scalability necessary to adapt to changing operational requirements. Centuria built systems enabled the United States Forest Service (USFS) to track $8 Billion in U.S. Natural Resources and supported the National Weather Service (NWS) in its mission to provide the high-resolution weather data necessary for meteorologists to provide accurate, actionable forecasts to emergency managers, industry and the public.
Centuria’s Software Development Life-Cycle (SDLC) Phases:
- Planning: For this phase, the software (SW) release theme, substance, and schedule are identified.
- Analysis: Once requirements have been identified, the next step is to distinctly define, document, and receive approval for Product requirements.
- Design: This phase produces clear definitions of all architectural modules as well as data flow/communication maps with any external modules.
- Implementation: In this phase of the SDLC the Product source code is generated per the design.
- Testing & Integration:Product bugs are identified, tracked, patched, and re-tested as the Product moves toward the quality standards prescribed by the SDLC.
- Deployment &Maintenance:The Product is now in production as well as in use by customers. SW performance and user experience (UX) are continuously monitored. This data is provided for developers and testers for ongoing maintenance and sustainment of the Product.
Centuria’s IT professional possess extensive knowledge and experience in database design and state-of-the-science software development tools that are applied daily in support of customer goals. Whether by strengthening legacy systems with new builds or delivering an Enterprise-wide bespoke solution, Centuria manages all challenges to ensure continuity of operation (COOP) for our customers in pursuit of the Mission.
Our team holds certifications including:
- Project Management Professionals (PMP)
- SUN Certified Java Programmers
- SUN Certified Java Developers
- GISP (GIS Professional) Certified
- Sun Certified Web Component Developers
- Sun Certified Enterprise Java Architects
- Microsoft Certified Professionals
- Microsoft Certified Application Developers
- Microsoft Certified Solution Developers
- Oracle Certified Associates (OCA)
- Oracle Certified Database Administrators
- Certified SCRUM Masters
The IT team supporting the National Weather Service (NWS) Next Generation Radar (NEXRAD) is responsible for the services enabling radar operation, data collection, analysis and application. The software applications they manage not only drive the employment of the radar, but also what data is collected and how it is used. This project supports 159 Weather Surveillance Radars that provide critical tornado and severe weather warning observations across the Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, and Korea. The information set includes weather and atmospheric conditions as well as data on other environmental factors such as the effects of man-made structures, bird and insect migration and pollen dispersion.
The Centuria Team of over 50 IT and natural resource management professionals provided full lifecycle support the for the Natural Resource Manager (NRM) system, a suite of over 40 tightly integrated Forest Service applications. The NRM provides a myriad of mission critical services including asset management, financial tracking, and permitting and maintenance tracking. Centuria designed, developed, tested, implemented, and documented these applications. The NRM system enables the Forest Service to account for $8 billion in national assets and $1.3 billion in grants and agreements.