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Storytelling: One of the Most Important Skills in our Toolbox

Storytelling: One of the Most Important Skills in our Toolbox

As consultants, we are like plumbers in many ways. People typically call us when they have an issue and they’re stuckWe have a toolbox of tools that we use to help fix problemsWhen we do our job right, we make things flow more smoothly Five Major Skills of Consultants As consultants, we have many tools...
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Airports and WIP Limits

Airports and WIP Limits

While there are many practices for getting work done more quickly, by far, the most effective practice is to limit WIP (work in progress). I began to talk to people about "Stop starting and start finishing" or "Favor finishing over starting." I used a few different metaphors, including that of a marathon.
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Computers Are Hard, Work Doesn’t Have To Be

Computers Are Hard, Work Doesn’t Have To Be

There is always an occasion where there is a complex issue, one that even the most skilled engineer struggles with. I do quite a bit with cars (restoring, building, and racing) and they are fairly simple machines all things being said. In that problem solving phase, without fail, in will sweep the Sunday mechanics with...
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Innovation: Creativity & Knowledge Executed

Innovation: Creativity & Knowledge Executed

To answer the question of what is innovation, I’ll compare it to a Center of Excellence; compare innovation to creativity; compare it to Research, and present four stories along the way about the innovation process of a local pizza restaurant. Innovation vs Center of Excellence A Center of Excellence (CoE) is a dedicated group of...
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Cambria Solutions Honored by Inc. as One of the Nation’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the 10th Time

Cambria Solutions Honored by Inc. as One of the Nation’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the 10th Time

SACRAMENTO, Calif., August 17, 2021 — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Cambria Solutions, an award-winning national technology and management consulting firm, is once again recognized as one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, landing on the just-released Inc. 5000 list for the 10th time in the past 13 years.
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Cambria Solutions Develops Chatbot for Mississippi Center for Justice

Cambria Solutions Develops Chatbot for Mississippi Center for Justice

ides hard-to-find information, and helps Mississippi residents better understand the often-complex Justice Court system.
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System Integration

System Integration

The Medicaid Enterprise modernization maze before each state is daunting. Which module first? What integration standard? How will we manage eight vendors, not just one? Will it actually distribute risk? Be cheaper? Be innovative? Read more: CSI_System-Integration_August_2021
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DevSecOps and the Cloud Journey

DevSecOps and the Cloud Journey

DevSecOps is an extension of the DevOps model that includes security in all phases of the System Development Lifecycle. DevOps is a team approach with no silos between development and operations; team members with skills across the system development and operations functions work together on the same teams, creating products that are quickly and frequently deployed to production to achieve business value for the customer.
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8 Types of Agile Contracts With Pictures

8 Types of Agile Contracts With Pictures

In his book "Ten Contracts For Your Next Agile Project" (available at https://saat-network.ch/ten), Peter Stevens provides a wealth of information about Agile contracts, development risks, sourcing Agile vendors, guidance on choosing the most appropriate Agile contract, and more. In this article, I will briefly summarize eight of the ten contracts described in Stevens’ book that can be used for Agile contracts in the government sector.
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Are You Multiexperienced?

Are You Multiexperienced?

Welcome to your new technology buzz word of the year Multiexperience Development Platforms (MXDPs). So what is that you might ask? It is the next evolution of the platform or low-code concepts.
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