The Control Group to Teach Scrum Process Management Framework to Hoover High School Academy of Information Technology Students

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SAN DIEGO, California (April 3, 2015) –The Control Group, the developers of InstantCheckmate.com (one of the most highly-trafficked websites in the U.S.) and Hoover High School’s Academy of Information Technology (AOIT) are partnering to impact the lives of more than 60 students from Hoover High School by teaching them the fundamentals of the Scrum Process Management Framework.

The Control Group Visits Hoover High

it has become increasingly important to provide young people with both exposure to these opportunities and the skills necessary to acquire jobs in the tech field,” said Sean Shahrokhi, Director of Communications and Public Relations at The Control Group.

The event on Wednesday, April 8th at Hoover High, located at 4474 El Cajon Blvd. from 10 AM to 1:30 PM is designed for Hoover Academy of Information Technology’s (AOIT) 11th grade students. These students are currently taking high-level courses specifically designed for a future career in computer technology.

Students who attend Hoover High in City Heights have enjoyed the benefits of cutting edge educational reforms. Over the past decade, city leaders and educators have been working together to create solutions to the problems traditionally faced by low income areas such as City Heights.

Scrum is the premier Agile Project Management framework utilized in all forms of software and systems development and presents an alternative to more traditional process-driven project management methodologies by focusing on interactions over processes, working software over overcomplicated documentation, customer/team collaboration, and responding to change over established paradigms.

The Scrum presentation will be facilitated by Sean Shahrokhi, Director of Communications and PR for The Control Group and committed members of the Hoover AOIT Advisory Board. Shiem Edelbrock, CTO for The Control Group, will also address how Scrum has helped impact The Control Group’s culture as a whole.

The Control Group, one of the fastest growing technology companies in San Diego, hopes to teach students that Scrum can be applied to almost any process or project initiative, whether technical or not. This demonstration will provide these students a competitive advantage over other young professionals attempting to pursue technical careers who have not been exposed to this invaluable skill set.

“With careers in software and web development slated to be in high demand in the coming years, it has become increasingly important to provide young people with both exposure to these opportunities and the skills necessary to acquire jobs in the tech field,” said Sean Shahrokhi, Director of Communications and Public Relations at The Control Group. “We hope this event will encourage the students to continue to work hard and to ultimately consider pursuing a post-secondary education and/or career in computer sciences.”

About The Control Group
Created in 2011, The Control Group is one of the fastest-growing technology companies headquartered in San Diego. Their expertise is in web development and internet marketing. The company is the developer of InstantCheckmate.com, one of the top people search engines in the world. Because the company is already profitable, it has been able to develop a company culture that is shaking up the Southern California business community. Core to the company culture is its reach into the community to make a positive impact by volunteering and getting involved in important causes.

About Hoover High School
Located in City Heights, Hoover High School is rich in cultural diversity and provides all students opportunities to develop skills needed for college and career readiness. Hoover students are supported in educational attainment and community and service learning. The school focuses on youth development and provides nationally recognized mentoring programs and small learning communities. Hoover High is involved in the City Heights Educational Collaborative (CHEC), a partnership between San Diego State University (SDSU), Price Charities, San Diego Unified School District, and the San Diego Education Association. Hoover’s student body of approximately 2,200 students has a majority of Hispanic students, 40 percent English Learners, and about two-thirds of the students come from homes where a language other than English is spoken.

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