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Agile, Agile at Scale, Best Practices

Agile Transformation – Top Down vs. Bottom Up

When beginning an Agile transformation, where should one start? Is it as simple as getting...

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...

Agile, Best Practices, Tools

5 Benefits of Story Maps

With Agile delivery, we trade big upfront design for a “just enough” approach. But how...

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, Scrum, 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....