Agile for Dummies

Agile is not a silver bullet methodology that helps engineers build product faster or somehow equips organizations to deliver higher quality software to customers more frequently at less cost. Rather, it is a journey that builds the organizational culture, mentality, and behaviors that deliver more value to its customers with higher quality, greater reliability, and improved timeliness. Striving…

K Street building nears end of dramatic renovation

Photo credit Sacramento Business Journal Dennis McCoy By Ben van der Meer – Staff Writer, Sacramento Business JournalJun 21, 2019, 6:03am PDT Updated Jun 24, 2019, 5:37pm EDT By fall, another corner of K Street in downtown Sacramento should see a new burst of activity. Robert Rodriguez, managing director and founder for 731 K St.…

Rehosting saves millions and improves citizen services

"Five core systems rehosted in four days following [an] 18-month planning period." The Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) faced a challenge to modernize their mainframe-based systems to optimize productivity and provide ease of accessing data – improving these systems means improving various assistance programs and social services that enable low-income individuals and families to…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…