BookZurman crafts customized client solutions using our proprietary BookZurman Agile Semantic Interoperability Suite (BASIS©) Framework. The BASIS© Framework is a collection of advanced, comprehensive system development and program & project management strategies, which are developed from a compound foundation of industry-standard methodologies expertly employed using our teams’ varied knowledge and expertise. BASIS© draws from and builds upon key elements of the IBM Rational Unified Process (RUP), PMI’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), Agile (Scrum, XP, CD) iterative development frameworks and DevOpps methodologies.


The BASIS© Framework ensures:

  • Customer-centered solutions
  • Rigorous quality control management (QCM)
  • A structured approach to Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
  • Accurate cost management
  • Forward-focused thinking coupled with next generation technology

By incorporating customer-specific operational factors and lifecycles, the BASIS© Framework is designed to promote and ensure performance excellence for both public and private U.S. organizations and follows the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence. The BASIS© IT Enterprise Architectural planning, design, and delivery process can be readily customized to meet individual needs, while sustaining the incorporation of applicable best practices included within the Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF), the Federal Segment Architecture Methodology (FSAM), the Federal Health Architecture (FHA), the DoD’s Architecture Framework (DoDAF), as well as most commonly accepted guidelines outlined in The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF).  Traditional system lifecycles are difficult to implement, manage and sustain; BASIS© overcomes these difficulties by using elements of CMMI and ITIL, as well as incorporating appropriate Six Sigma practices (Lean, Standard, or DFSS) and PMI guidelines, all tailored to best serve the specific needs of our customers.