Raytheon BBN technologies is one of Raytheon’s premier research and development centers. We worked together on the U.S. Navy SNAP project, so when they wanted to introduce Scrum on a DARPA project they called us for help.
We trained the Raytheon BBN team on Scrum, provided initial coaching services and needed materials, then mentored them for several months, fine-tuning their use of the process.
We worked with the U.S. Navy to bring state-of-the-art software development techniques and processes to one of their autonomous aircraft development programs. Along the way we not only introduced these techniques but also built key software components and applications that demonstrated their value.
Over the course of the project, we demonstrated the ability to build applications 40% faster using the techniques and processes we recommended versus traditional methods.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s CLASS project makes some of the agency’s largest data collections available to researchers, industry, and others across the globe.
We helped found the CLASS system engineering team, chaired that group for several years, served as lead software architects on the project, wrote crucial white papers, and championed cutting-edge digital information preservation techniques now considered the international industry standard. Our work on the CLASS project continues today.
LearningRx applies standardized testing and a variety of in-person and online training exercises to help people improve their cognitive skills. As their business evolved to include more digital exercises and testing, they wanted to improve their software processes and increase development velocity.
Since 2014, we’ve helped LearningRx achieve their software objectives. First, we introduced Scrum and improved their development environment and tooling. Then, we helped them refine their backlog and start thinking bigger-picture with regard to software planning. Every day along the way we’ve developed the software they need.