AIS - Best Practices & Skillset

The AIS solution methodologies and quick development cycles require a broad skillset. Within our current staff we use and subscribe to the following languages and methodologies.

Agile / Lean software development defines smart business and software development methodologies based on iterative and incremental development, where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional teams.  Some of us at UVU call it Wagile because some of the old timers are still pushing Waterfall procedures in the software development world.  "SD Times" Management is key in Agile success...   A Sprinkle of Agile a dash of Lean ...

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a style sheet language used to describe the presentation semantics (the look and formatting) of a document written in a markup language.

Documentation is critical in our environment.  To ensure stability to the University and security for our clients, and as an operational standard we document within our code and maintain documentation on systems built, services offered,  involved resources and dependent systems.

Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a set of rules for encoding documents in machine-readable form. It is defined in the XML 1.0 Specification produced by the W3C, and several other related specifications, all gratis open standards.

Foundation Systems High Performance Application Language (FSHPAL) Is a programming language / database system developed for high performance and high security. It is primarily used in pharmacy systems worldwide.

HTML is a standard for structuring and presenting content on the World Wide Web.

PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor is a widely used, general-purpose scripting language that was originally designed for web development to produce dynamic web pages

Scripting Languages... Winbatch, Powershell and JRB Utilities are scripting and automation tools we use frequently.

SQL, MySQL, MsSql, Oracle... are relational database management systems (RDBMS) that provide multi-user access to a number of databases. The SQL phrase stands for Structured Query Language.

S.W.O.T. Analysis - is a strategic planning method used to evaluate the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats involved in a project or in a business and has been adopted bu the UVU OIT areas as a tool for internal analysis and improvement. NOV 2010 SWOT