I’ve been thinking about what makes JFDI Phoenix different from other Microsoft Custom Software Development houses. We tend to be a bunch of guys who have been around the block a few times, seen some front-line action, so to speak. Between us we must have in depth experience of all of the mainstream, and some of the not-so-mainstream software development methodologies.
When a project is going swimmingly, it’s easy for our industry to say “that’s methodology X” or “that’s process Y” making the difference. The unifying fact between all these ways of working – agile, Scrum, XP, Rational Unified Process (RUP), Prince or even Waterfall, is that when the process breaks down – when the project deviates from the straight and narrow – we have recourse to one thing: send in the paratroopers. Parachute in the IT heroes to bring the project back on track.
If you’ve been in the industry long enough, chances are you’ve worked on a project where that’s happened. Where the IT flying squad has saved your bacon. Or even where you’ve been that paratrooper. Well, I can honestly say, to work at JFDI Phoenix you have to have done that tour of duty, earned those stripes.
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