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Moving from a Six – Continuous Improvement Within Agile Frameworks

Submitted by dcallahan on Fri, 07/08/2016 - 14:09
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with a few company presidents about Scrum Maturity – great conversations that helped put some perspective into how far Breakthrough Technologies has come in our journey towards being a strong, Agile service provider.  
Managing Partners Doug Wilson and Randy Knapp sitting in lobby at BT headquarters with BT logo behind them.

What the Crain’s Fast Fifty Means to Me

Submitted by doug.wilson on Mon, 06/20/2016 - 15:05

While I was busy running and growing Breakthrough Technologies over the past 18 years, there was always a barometer of my peer companies in Chicago. An august list - a list of the firms that seemed, generally, inaccessible to me. They were the movers and shakers of the Chicago business economy. They were members of that year’s Fast Fifty.

Cell phone store shelf and person's hand holding & testing one of the sample phones.

Best New Phones - Which Phone Is Right for Me?

Submitted by bradley.walker on Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:43
When it comes time to purchase your next phone, there is a lot to consider. The options can seem endless and the details overwhelming. Here are some things to consider that can help you zero in on what is important to you and narrow your search to find the perfect phone fit for you.
The Breakthrough DrupalCon Crew

DrupalCon 2016 in the Big Easy

Submitted by monique.muldrow on Thu, 05/12/2016 - 13:59

Ah spring, a time to celebrate… the emerging flowers, the warm weather, the mom in your life, and best of all – DRUPALCON! It is DrupalCon season - time to plant the Drupal seeds and watch your skills grow.  DrupalCon 2016 took the Breakthrough team to NOLA, where we spent the week enjoying the ah-mazing cuisine and the warm weather. 
Doug Wilson Managing Partner & Co-Founder of Breakthrough Technologies

Announcing the Release of the NCSC Open Source Alternative Assessment Platform

Submitted by monique.muldrow on Wed, 01/14/2015 - 12:52
Breakthrough Technologies is delighted to announce the release of the NCSC Open Source Alternative Assessment Platform. All 50 states are welcome to take advantage of this amazing resource. There are three distribution options from which to choose: content only, platform only or content and platform together. This highly innovative platform is available for a minimal cost through a license from EdCount Management (find more information at EdCount Management.com).
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The Makers Have Returned

Submitted by monique.muldrow on Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:49
The makers have returned! Thursday, April 28, 2016, Breakthrough hosted a large group of future techies ranging in age from toddlers to teens. The day began with a breakfast welcome and introduction by Doug, and the office grand tour by Randy. The young "smart-creatives" spent the day enjoying activities such as coding, cooking, a virtual reality demonstration, boat making, boat races, improv games, and an entire room dedicated to Lego play.
Brian Perry, standing in front of the big screen explaining the "Twig Blocks" slide during his lecture.

MidCamp 2016 – the Recap!

Submitted by luke.anderson on Fri, 04/08/2016 - 15:41

It’s hard to believe that just four short years ago, the Midwest’s regional Drupal conference known as MidCamp had yet to make its debut.  And now, MidCamp 2016 is already three weeks into the history books!  We’re well overdue in giving a shout-out to the people who made this year (and who make every year’s MidCamp) such a fantastic camp…so here goes: 

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Free Your Test With Us at ATP

Submitted by monique.muldrow on Tue, 03/22/2016 - 08:50

Are you at ATP? We invite you to come to our booth #20 and have some fun with us. Play our game and sign-up to participate in our Breakthrough Breakaway sessions. If you can Free Your Test, you just might walk away with a brand new AppleWatch!
                  
Sessions at ATP

Tuesday 12:00 - 1:15

PRODUCT DEMO: Innovative Opportunities for Diagnostic Assessment: A Demonstration of PARCC’s Newest Tools

Speakers: Bonnie Hain from Parcc Inc. and Doug Wilson, Breakthrough Technologies

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We're going to Disney World -- Sort of

Submitted by monique.muldrow on Thu, 02/11/2016 - 10:50
What do Psychometricians, the First Day of Spring, Golf, the Test Publishing Industry, and Breakthrough Technologies have in common?