Recently BTI360 took a break from the color orange and tried on purple and gold for an evening. That’s right, we headed west to the home of the JMU Dukes. JMU’s football program is not the only thing growing at JMU. Their Computer Science department is also churning out talented young software engineers.
BTI360’s Chief Practices Officer, Clinton Wivell, was invited to “The Valley” to talk to undergraduate and graduate students about real life software engineering practices. Mr. Wivell talked about Agile software development frameworks and their corresponding engineering practices. Specifically Mr. Wivell shared with students and faculty his experience using Scrum to manage software projects.
He also shared the importance of engineering practices as it relates to Agile processes and their importance to a business’ ability to gain a competitive advantage by reducing time to market through high quality, rapid development. Many cutting edge projects are investing in continuous delivery systems to rapidly deploy capabilities as soon as their ready.