inRes 2015 :: Scraim inRes 2015 Team Led Workshop at Project Olympus
|The inRes 2015 teams have been in Pittsburgh since September 21, 2015 and in this short time, they have been busy creating innovative opportunities and establishing valuable contacts for their projects. A good example was the workshop on agile project management held at Project Olympus, last September 30, which was taught by the Scraim team.|
During the workshop, the Scraim co-founders Pedro Castro Henriques and César Duarte, used the online service of integrated projects based on adaptive processes, which allows to standardize best practices across the organization, for the practical exercises. “The main goal of this workshop was to validate the Scraim tool in real-time with American companies,” said Pedro Castro Henriques adding that “this allowed us to get some feedback from international users that were able to implement agile management with Scraim on real-world assignments.”
The 25 participants included managers from companies incubated at Project Olympus (current and former), founders, CEOs and programmers from the Pittsburgh region. The feedback on the Scraim tool was very positive, as it was told by one of the participants: “I really enjoyed the Scraim system and I believe it will be a very powerful tool to use as we progress, to manage our projects and processes to make us more efficient.”
Scraim is a complete and easy Multiplatform SaaS, based on the most advanced methodologies, which is being developed in the scope of Strongstep, a Portuguese startup specialized in software engineering.
Launched in 2014 by the CMU Portugal Program, funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (Portuguese funding agency), inRes is a very early stage acceleration program for Portuguese entrepreneurial teams working in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) that push them past their comfort zones, and requires them to work at a steep pace, cope with high levels of uncertainty, and constantly reach out for contacts to further build and validate their business projects. inRes is based on the Lean LaunchPad method. inRes provides a training period in Portugal, followed by a seven-week structured immersion period in Pittsburgh, in the U.S., anchored at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). inRes is organized bu the CMU Portugal Program, in cooperation with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Caixa Capital, Pittsburgh Regional Alliance (PRA), UTEN Portugal, and INESC TEC.