Our History

Our team has been helping stakeholders make technology a strategic advantage for over 20 years.

Our History as Trainers

Unifying our Brand

Although our history began long ago, it wasn’t until November 2021 that we unified our brands of service. Over the course of a few years, Seilevel, Blue Fish Group, and Requirements Experts joined forces. However, this started to get a little confusing to our stakeholders. For this reason, it was time to bring the same great team - who love to partner with amazing clients - under one umbrella. Below is a snapshot of how Seilevel, Blue Fish Group, and Requirement Experts evolved into the technology leader known today as ArgonDigital.​

Unifying to ArgonDigital

The History of Seilevel

Seilevel was founded in 2000 and quickly became the industry expert in business analysis, requirements gathering and elicitation, and requirements facilitation and traceability. By 2003, Seilevel’s Requirements Methodology was developed.

This methodology emphasizes defining the business objective for a given product. Furthermore, it incorporates visual models to help guide each project towards successful implementation. Subsequently, the Seilevel product management team is well known for its ability to identify items that have the most impact. Products with the highest-payoff feature sets are developed as a direct result.

In addition, armed with proven RML® models, the Seilevel team ensures project success, delivering business value, reducing defects, cutting unnecessary scope, and increasing end-user adoption. With this ability, Seilevel is not limited to solely providing hands-on design and management of software requirements. We are the experts throughout the entire development lifecycle. All the while, offering strategic training and mentoring for outside requirements teams.

Furthermore, from this methodology came the well-known book, Visual Models for Software Requirements - co-authored by Anthony Chen (President of ArgonDigital) and Joy Beatty (COO of ArgonDigital) in 2012.

The History of Blue Fish Group

At the same time, Blue Fish Group was also established in 2000. Its founder set out with the intention of helping companies transition to a cohesive information management solution. Still true today, our team focuses on collaboration and control across content silos through migration and modernization. While originally Documentum-focused, Blue Fish Group ultimately expanded its expertise to Alfresco and M-Files.

Around the same time I started Seilevel, my friend, Michael Trafton, founded Blue Fish, which has helped some of the world’s most successful companies design, develop, and deploy mission-critical technology solutions.
- Anthony Chen, President of ArgonDigital

Ultimately, Blue Fish Group’s services have grown to include the creation and management of software requirements to the strategic training and mentoring of their clients’ requirements teams.

The talented Blue Fish Group team joined Seilevel in 2018. And, along with their people, came two decades of industry expertise and experience.
Our History Blue Fish Group
Our History Requirements Experts

The History of Requirements Experts

Requirements Experts has been developing and delivering practical requirements definition and management training solutions since 1993. The company’s primary mission is to improve the quality of products being produced through building teams’ skillsets. More specifically, RE focuses on teaching comprehensive and extensive eliciting, documenting, validating, and managing product requirements to be applied in-house.

Undoubtedly, Requirements Experts boasts an impressive list of clients ranging from governmental agencies and financial institutions to automotive and aerospace companies. But our reach doesn’t stop there. We also train well-known energy, medical device, and consumer products companies, too.

Requirements Experts is dedicated to teaching clients to use the proper tools and techniques. This strategy allows for a measurable and repeatable process, resulting in project success.

In 2018, Requirements Experts was purchased by Seilevel strengthening our training offerings to an even greater depth.