Until now, the DoD has approached standing up a software factory by sourcing each part independently, bringing together the people, culture, technology, and infrastructure separately. We’re changing that. We offer all these elements of a successful transformation initiative in one package. We reduce the complexity and overhead of integrating these elements and make it as easy as possible for software programs and leaders to focus on the outcomes that matter for the mission on day one. Together, we make ship easy.
While tools are useful, they don’t lead transformations. People do. Our starting point is enabling a DevSecOps culture that effectively employs lean, agile, and user-centered design practices inside environments that empower people to thrive and be inspired to do their best work. Together, Rise8 and WeWork enable change agents to build the culture, process, and technology transformation that programs aspire to.
Why did we choose WeWork for this initiative? Environments shape outcomes. Transforming culture through an environment is more than just an open space, unlimited coffee, ping pong tables, and snacks. It’s about creating a learning environment where employees with a growth mindset can learn and thrive by supporting psychological safety and employee joy. It’s about creating opportunities for collisions -serendipitous personal encounters- in the workplace. What WeWork is able to provide isn’t just a workspace, it is the lifeblood of your organization–the key driver of creativity, community, and cohesion.
This partnership with WeWork offers our customers flexible scaling options paired with the federal domain experience to know what government teams need in their physical spaces and when, all in one convenient package.
“This partnership is seismic for so many reasons. Most of all, the agility provided to the war planner aiming at delivering outcomes. I couldn’t be more excited to see where we can take it with this. WeWork x Rise8!” – Jamaal Sampson, Account Director, Defense & Intelligence, WeWork Federal Sales
WeWork was founded in 2010 with the vision to create environments where people and companies come together and do their best work. Since opening our first location in New York City, we’ve grown into a global flexible space provider committed to delivering technology-driven flexible solutions, inspiring spaces, and unmatched community experiences. Today, we’re constantly reimagining how the workplace can help everyone, from freelancers to Fortune 500s, be more motivated, productive, and connected.
Rise8 is a digital services company where Silicon Valley savvy meets DoD domain expertise.
Before Rise8, our people co-founded Kessel Run (the DoD’s first software factory) and kickstarted Kobayashi Maru. We know the kind of talent a software factory needs because we’ve built them from the ground up. We also know how to attract, grow and retain that talent better than our competitors. Many companies talk about these capabilities, but few have ever actually delivered them.
We pair with customers in high compliance organizations to design, build, deploy and run the apps, platforms, and pipelines needed to continuously provide user-centered solutions to our customers.
Through our partnership with WeWork, we offer on-demand, secure, and compliant virtual environments to build and deploy software along with education, training, and enablement services on culture, process, and tech.
We utilize balanced teams consisting of product management, UX design, and extreme programming to continuously deliver valuable apps and data that users love. And we do it, not just fast, but forever. Because software is never done.