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Next Generation of Agile Practitioners

Submitted by Doug Wilson on Mon, 03/13/2017 - 12:41
A field report by Katey Berg, BT Agile Practice Manager

I recently had the pleasure of guest speaking at DePaul University’s Software Projects for Community Clients I (IT394) class.
BT Booth at ASAE Technology Conference & Expo 2016

BT Attends ASAE Technology Conference & Expo 2016

Submitted by Darren Callahan on Wed, 01/04/2017 - 09:50
J. Weber, BT Business Solutions Manager, and Casey O’Brien, BT Solutions Lead, spent a few days at the American Society of Association Executives™ (ASAE) Technology Conference & Expo this month. We talked with them about their experience.
 
What did you discover from talking with ASAE Expo attendees?
 
Breakthrough Technologies Chicago Innovation Awards Illinois State Board of Education

Chicago Innovation Awards 2016

Submitted by Doug Wilson on Wed, 10/26/2016 - 11:19
Breakthrough Technologies, in partnership with the Illinois State Board of Education, was nominated for the 2016 Chicago Innovation Awards.  Breakthrough was identified as a finalist and the awards ceremony was held on October 25th.  The Breakthrough team was there to honor the awards winners, network with the finalists and winners, and soak up the great Chicago business entrepreneurship vibe.
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This week in Drupal: Settings Tray

Submitted by Luke Anderson on Mon, 10/03/2016 - 12:50
At BT, we like Drupal because we think it's the most robust, stable, and flexible CMS in all of open source.  Our developers have argued that it's really also a framework, and we've used it even more for building B2B applications than we have for building websites.  But while our developers may love it, Drupal has always been hit with criticisms for being a developer's CMS, with some drawbacks in the UX for administrators as a result of a focus on an audience of coders.
Enable the use of open source software within government agencies

Code.gov Now Online!

Submitted by Doug Wilson on Tue, 09/27/2016 - 13:49
The Federal Government has initiated a series of activities that are designed to enable the efficient reuse of open source and hybrid software for federal software contracts.

Breakthrough Technologies is proud to be one of the many companies who have volunteered to help move this initiative forward.
Portrait of Luke Anderson

Cast Your Vote for Luke

Submitted by Monique Muldrow on Fri, 08/12/2016 - 11:11

By Monique Muldrow, Senior Marketing Manager

"Leading is not the same as being the leader. Being the leader means you hold the highest rank, either by earning it, good fortune or navigating internal politics. Leading, however, means that others willingly follow you—not because they have to, not because they are paid to, but because they want to." Simon Sinek

Team working on the kanban board (placing post-its in appropriate column).

Moving from a Six – Continuous Improvement Within Agile Frameworks

Submitted by Darren Callahan 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.