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Agile, Best Practices

Feedback Early & Often! 3 Questions to Ask to Take Full Advantage of Feedback Loop Opportunities

Agile frameworks are designed to accept and handle change – but you still need feedback...

Best Practices

10 Things to Consider When Picking an Event Space

During my time at Excella Consulting, I have helped to organize over 250 events. These...

Best Practices, Federal, User Experience

5 Great Things I Heard at FCW’s Citizen Engagement Summit

Some places in the world the phrase “citizen services” might elicit a small yawn. But...

Agile, Best Practices, Culture

A Beneficial View of Hierarchy

In many parts of the Agile community, hierarchy is viewed as a necessary evil. Hierarchical...

Best Practices, Culture, DevOps

3 Types of Culture

We’ve all heard culture is vital to creating and sustaining a healthy organization. It was...

Best Practices, Software Development, Technical Debt

Scrum and Technical Debt Payments

In my previous post, I talked about a establishing a debt payment plan. On Scrum...

Best Practices

Lessons Learned: Working with Interns

A few months ago, we shared our thoughts on the most critical elements for a...

Agile, Best Practices, Culture, Scrum

The Agile Mindset: Being Before Doing

Is your organization Agile? When we ask this question to organizations we often hear that,...

Best Practices

14 Quick Tips for a Top Workplace

The Washington Post just ranked Excella Consulting the #14 Top Mid-Sized Workplace. That inspired me...

Best Practices, Communications, Software Development, UI/UX, User Experience

How to Personalize Your UX Service Offering

As we continue to grow at Excella, we strive to fine tune our UX service....

Best Practices, Software Development, Technical Debt

The Technical Debt Management Plan

In the previous blog, we looked at how when we don’t actively manage our debt,...

Best Practices, Software Development, Technical Debt

The Vicious Cycle of Technical Debt

In my previous post, we looked at the difference between good technical debt and bad...