UX and Emotional Design: Why They Are Not Mutually Exclusive

UX and Emotional Design: Why They Are Not Mutually Exclusive

We are steadily inundated with creative UX presences, whether it be the bright new kiosk placed in front of our local grocery store, the Hallmark card section beautifully displayed inside it, or the new marketing campaign ad for your favorite online store. We see a variety of designs daily, and as a result we act...
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Kanban for Non-IT

Kanban for Non-IT

If you are pursuing Agile from a non-IT perspective and looking for a good book to get you going on Kanban for “knowledge work”, then you may be wondering - where do I even begin? We are excited that you are looking to move yourself into the Agile world. Kanban is near and dear to...
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Dissecting the General Data Protection Regulation

Dissecting the General Data Protection Regulation

In a few short days, the full brunt of the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be enforced. The GDPR not only applies to organizations located within the EU but it will also apply to organizations located outside of the EU if they offer goods or services to, or monitor the behavior...
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Navigating the World of Bots

Navigating the World of Bots

How a Conversational User Interface (CUI) Can Change Your World Conversational User Interface. What is it? Why does it have so many names? How can it help your organization? To put it simply, a chatbot is a service that simulates a conversation with a human by leveraging artificial intelligence and natural language processing. This may...
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Without HumanGenuity® it’s just technology

Without HumanGenuity® it’s just technology

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Color Outside The Lines

Color Outside The Lines

Most bots focus on refining well-understood user experiences rather than creating new types of interactions. As we move forward, Cambria is thinking critically about how people interact with applications, services, and devices and how we can create new, innovative uses for the evolving AI technologies. Answering questions from an FAQ page is a simple, familiar...
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Bottoming-Out in the Hype Cycle

Bottoming-Out in the Hype Cycle

It’s not surprising that artificial intelligence experienced a backlash as organizations experimented with a brand-new technology. Like wearables, virtual reality, and cryptocurrencies before them, we rushed into chatbots as “the next big thing” — even at the cost of user satisfaction. The resulting cooling of attitudes in many ways signaled the chatbot’s coming of age....
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Downtown Sacramento’s renaissance continues with the extreme makeover of a key corner on K Street

Downtown Sacramento’s renaissance continues with the extreme makeover of a key corner on K Street

The City - By Hillary Louise Johnson, Sactown Magazine Rendering by DGA New plans for the former American Savings building on K Street include a rooftop deck that could host events like fundraisers and outdoor film festivals. The ripple effect of Golden 1 Center continues to expand as one of downtown’s most promising blocks is...
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What is a Chatbot Anyway?

What is a Chatbot Anyway?

A chatbot is a service that simulates a conversation with a human by leveraging artificial intelligence and natural language processing. These bots help organizations provide targeted, proactive user experiences while increasing revenue and user engagement. They can range from functional to fun, run on a variety of different platforms, and provide a near limitless number...
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The Agile Toolbox

The Agile Toolbox

Let’s talk about a common problem that is a very real threat to any Agile company or project. We’ve all heard the term “pounding a square peg into a round hole” when something is misused, and I would be willing to bet that we’ve all experienced it. Some of you might be experiencing it right...
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The Art of DevOps Explained

The Art of DevOps Explained

What is all this talk about DevOps and why should we care? Good question, and to answer, we need a little history of software development and its roots in traditional engineering principles. Software development takes most of its predecessor processes from traditional engineering principles, which include drawing blueprints by skilled draftsman, having those evaluated by manufacturing teams, building tooling and making prototypes, refining the drawings and then manufacturing the product...
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Battle of the Century: Technical Debt vs. Feature Development

Battle of the Century: Technical Debt vs. Feature Development

Our teams are asked quite a bit about performance testing in an Agile environment and how that might differ from the traditional waterfall approach. If you’re asking the same question, you’ve hit on one of the greatest heavyweight grudge matches in world history! Technical debt and feature development have battled for the spotlight since the...
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Cambria Solutions Technology Leaders Supporting Government Innovation

Cambria Solutions Technology Leaders Supporting Government Innovation

We are proud to be introducing emerging technologies such as chatbot, agile platforms, and cloud services to our government clients: Robert Rodriguez, CEO & Founder Cambria Solutions Complexity is rife in any growing business. As companies innovate, add new business lines and products, or expand their international presence, processes proliferate, and the discipline around them...
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Humanizing Change Is the Catalyst for True Transformation

Humanizing Change Is the Catalyst for True Transformation

How Does OCM Impact your Agile Project? In April, Cambria hosted an OCM meet up in conjunction with the Association of Change Management Professionals in Northern California. Our goal was to take advantage of the opportunity to talk with other practitioners about the intersection of OCM and Agile, and facilitate discussion about their experiences. An...
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CWDS Awards Contracts for Case Management Digital Service to Cambria Solutions

CWDS Awards Contracts for Case Management Digital Service to Cambria Solutions

Cambria Solutions and Accenture Start July 2017 Child Welfare Digital Services (CWDS) has selected Cambria Solutions and Accenture from the state’s Agile Development Pre-Qualified (ADPQ) vendor pool to work on the Case Management digital service. Case Management is the largest of eight services under development to create the system that will replace the existing Child...
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Time for an Agile Government

Time for an Agile Government

The Era of Epic Fails is Over The intentions of public sector leaders to modernize and make government operations more transparent and efficient have been trampled not only by limited budgets and aggressive timelines but also by repeated project failures. This makes funding agencies and stakeholders question whether these projects are good investments to pursue...
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Moving to the Cloud: Moving the Future Forward

Moving to the Cloud: Moving the Future Forward

An overview on how to analyze and define the road map to achieve your organization’s goals in a cloud environment. DID SOMEONE ORDER A PEPPERONI PIZZA? Introduction Several technologies are rapidly evolving, such as blockchains, machine learning, internet of things and SQL-less data, but nothing compares to the transformation and evolution of cloud architectures in...
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Association of Change Management Professionals appoints Kim Tarabetz to NorCal Board of Directors

Association of Change Management Professionals appoints Kim Tarabetz to NorCal Board of Directors

Kim Tarabetz, a senior consultant at Cambria Solutions, an information technology and management consulting firm based in Sacramento, has been appointed to the NorCal Board of Directors for the Association of Change Management Professionals® (ACMP). The announcement was made by Shoeb Shaikh, president of NorCal ACMP. “We welcome Kim to our board and look to...
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Cambria Named a Qualified Agile Vendor in California and Mississippi, Selected to Develop Child Welfare System Module

Cambria Named a Qualified Agile Vendor in California and Mississippi, Selected to Develop Child Welfare System Module

Cambria Solutions, Inc., a national information technology and management consulting firm, has been selected as a pre-qualified Agile vendor in California and Mississippi. In the first procurements of their kind, the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHSA) and the Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services (ITS) established prequalified vendor pools to provide Agile development...
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Cambria Solutions’ Rajesh Adoni Joins the Board for the National Association of PASRR Professionals (NAPP)

Cambria Solutions’ Rajesh Adoni Joins the Board for the National Association of PASRR Professionals (NAPP)

Cambria Solutions, Inc., a national information technology and management consulting firm, today announced that Rajesh Adoni, has been elected to serve as a member of the Board for the National Association of PASRR Professionals (NAPP). Adoni will serve for a three year term starting 2016. PASRR refers to the Preadmission Screening and Resident Review, which...
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