WeWork and Rise8 partner to provide secure software development infrastructure to government agencies
Representing digital and workplace innovation in the US government, Rise8 and WeWork have formed a partnership to provide government agencies with turnkey solutions that transform the way they create and deliver software.
So far, the DoD has approached building a software factory by buying each part independently, bringing people, culture, technology, and infrastructure together separately. We are changing that. We offer all of 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 managers to focus on the results that matter to the mission from day one. Together we make shipping easier.
Although the tools are useful, they do not lead to transformations. People do. Our starting point is to enable a DevSecOps culture that effectively employs lean, agile, and user-centric design practices in environments that allow people to thrive and be inspired to do their best. 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 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 – chance personal encounters – in the workplace. What WeWork is able to provide isn’t just workspace, it’s the lifeblood of your organization – the key driver of creativity, community and cohesion.
This partnership with WeWork gives our customers flexible scaling options combined with 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 many reasons. Above all, the agility provided to the war planner aiming to achieve results. I couldn’t be more excited to see where we can take him with this. WeWork x Rise8!” – Jamaal Sampson, Account Manager, Defense & Intelligence, WeWork Federal Sales
WeWork was founded in 2010 with a vision to create environments where people and businesses come together and do their best. Since opening our first location in New York, we have grown into a global flexible spaces provider committed to providing flexible, technology-driven solutions, inspiring spaces, and unparalleled community experiences. Today, we’re constantly reimagining how the workplace can help everyone, from the freelancers to the Fortune 500, be more motivated, productive and connected.
Rise8 is a digital services company where Silicon Valley know-how meets DoD domain expertise.
Prior to Rise8, our people co-founded Kessel Run (the DoD’s first software factory) and launched Kobayashi Maru. We know the kind of talent a software factory needs because we built it from the ground up. We also know how to attract, develop and retain these talents better than our competitors. Many companies talk about these capabilities, but few have actually delivered them.
We partner with clients from highly compliant organizations to design, build, deploy and run the applications, platforms and pipelines needed to consistently deliver user-centric solutions to our clients.
Through our partnership with WeWork, we offer on-demand, secure, and compliant virtual environments to build and deploy software, as well as culture, process, and technology education, training, and enablement services.
We use balanced teams comprised of product management, UX design, and extreme programming to consistently deliver valuable apps and data that users love. And we do it, not just quickly, but forever. Because software is never done.
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