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What is Cambria HumanXperience (HX)?

HumanXperience is Cambria’s branded approach to our User Experience (UX) practice and Human-Centered Design (HCD). It is a flexible framework that easily adapts to any process (from waterfall to Agile) and to any project context (product, service, or process). HumanXperience is about creating a great experience for users and paving the way for a successful…

5-Step Guide to Recovering From Poor Research Execution

There are two things I know for sure: (1) researchers vary in style and personality, and (2) this variance allows them to fall into a few different categories, especially when it comes to evaluating their own research execution performance. Truth is, some will always be unsatisfied (partially due to their desire for perfection), no matter…

Empiricism

“Scrum is founded on empirical process control theory, or empiricism. Empiricism asserts that knowledge comes from experience and making decisions based on what is known. Scrum employs an iterative, incremental approach to optimize predictability and control risk. Three pillars uphold every implementation of empirical process control: transparency, inspection, and adaptation." (Ken Schwaber and Jeff Southerland,…

So Many Architects, So Little Time.

Let’s talk about architecture. That word is thrown around a lot in IT circles but is often misunderstood or misrepresented. In the traditional sense, to practice architecture means to provide services in connection with the design of buildings and the space within the site surrounding the buildings that have human occupancy or use as their…

Low-Code/No-Code

For this edition of the Tech Blog, we will cover the topic of configured systems also known as "low-code/no-code" applications. It has become a bit of a buzz-term, but it is nothing dramatically new. The applications have matured and the marketing surrounding them have slightly changed. For over a decade, vendors have sold the message…

The Product Owner

The Product Owner (PO), is a position created during the early years when Scrum was conceptualized. The role and responsibilities materialized out of a reaction to heavy, big, up-front, rigid requirements gathering within traditional, heavily predictive, "waterfall" project management frameworks. It is one of three main roles within Scrum: Development Team, Scrum Master and Product…

Give Your Retrospective the Time It Deserves

Retrospectives are incredibly valuable and if you’re not doing them regularly, you’re doing yourself and your team a great disservice. Assuming that your teams are actively engaged in development activity, you may not be maximizing the value to its full potential. Great retrospectives can rapidly turn a good team into an even better team, but…

Tips to Migrating Workloads off Legacy Mainframes

As we talk to our clients, the opportunities to reduce IT spend across an organization are at an all time high, from the advent of Cloud computing, to easily transitioning legacy workloads to new platforms. Migrating rapid, low-risk mainframes to distributed environments are becoming the norm. Thousands of MIPS (Microprocessor without Interlocked Pipeline Stages) are being moved to…