Kuali Case Study: Development goes back to school.

Emily Down | February 3, 2012

Jama helps the Kuali Coeus project create a “community of testers” for universities using an open-source model to collaborate to save significant software costs.

Read the Kuali Coeus Case Study

If you took the purest forms of collaboration, open-source software development, higher education and a non-profit mission and blended them all together, you would come out with Kuali.org. Kuali members share a common vision for open, modular and distributed software systems, designed “by higher education for higher education.”

Kuali may not be a name you’re familiar with yet, but its member universities include some of the most prestigious institutions for higher learning in the world – Cornell, MIT, Indiana University, University of Washington, University of California Berkeley, just to name a few of the more than 50 universities and colleges that make up the growing non-profit organization. The Kuali Community is an international organization of professionals at member universities who self-organize into teams to design and build open-source software systems that all universities and colleges need for mission critical functions such as research grants, financial aid, admissions and other key administrative services.

At Jama, we’re proud to support Kuali’s vision and donate over $1 million in software licenses of Jama and related services, providing Kuali members a collaborative requirements management platform to enable them to manage their software development projects successfully. We spoke with Kenton Hensley, a senior business analyst at Cornell University and one of the project leaders for Kuali Coeus. We asked him a few questions about the project’s goals, challenges, development process and how Jama is helping his team succeed. To learn more about Kuali’s Coeus project, goals and process, read the full case study >