Let’s Talk Tech (and more!)

Our people are passionate about their work, and they have a lot to say about it! Check out our weekly insights for our thoughts on technology, data, Agile, and program management.

The Grace Hopper Experience


Our Time To Lead In 25 years in the industry I have attended a lot of technology conferences. In every case I’ve been outnumbered at least 500-1 by the opposite gender – until I had the opportunity to experience the phenomenon that is the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. The nationwide focus on

AgileDC 2015: A Retrospective

Reproduction of Scott Pringle’s slide, Agile Easy vs. Agile Hard

Another AgileDC conference is in the rear view mirror. Once again, many of us were wishing we could be in multiple places at once because of all the great topics and speakers. The day started off with James Greening, signer of the Agile Manifesto, giving a great keynote speech on the importance of technical practices.

Tools for Python Developers: Intro to PDB


Earlier this year, some of the folks over at Tech Talk DC made the annual trek to PyCon, the largest annual gathering for the community using and developing the open-source Python programming language.  PyCon 2015 brought lots of great learning opportunities, and Excellians brought home great tips, tools, and insights.  This summer, Excellian Kurt Wall

Do I Have Big Data?

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I’ve had a career in the Data & Analytics space for over 20 years and previously the words “datamarts”, “data warehouse”, or “business intelligence” drew blank stares from most folks when I talked about my job. Today, if I use the term “Big Data” to describe my vocation, there is often a glimmer of recognition

Best Tech Events for November 2015


Halloween might be over, but the fun doesn’t have to stop! Check out our list of upcoming tech events this month in the DC metro area. Design for Action 2015 Sponsored by: Action Design Network Monday, November 2 Washington, D.C. Spinning Stories the Agile Way Sponsored by: DC Scrum User Group Monday, November 2 6 –

Agile and Change Management: Not Apples and Oranges

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Agile is a collaborative, user-focused approach to software delivery. Change management (CM) drives the successful adoption of solutions. At first glance, these two approaches seem very different from each other. One of these things is more like the other… CM is, at the core, focused on adoption and therefore customer-focused. The key components of Agile