Eating our own dog food – Applying Design Intelligence® to internal operations
Steampunk’s Design Intelligence® Framework is an integrated approach for delivering solutions that incorporate Human-Centered Design into all aspects of the development process. While we apply the framework regularly for our clients, what many people don’t know is that we’ve also been applying the framework internally to re-engineer our internal business
The Steampunk “How”
In this series, I've talked about the structure of our company, purpose-built for responsiveness and risk-taking, and I've enjoyed sharing a bit about our brand, which serves as our rallying cry. In this installment, I'm excited to dive into how we perform the work we do and why it matters.
What’s in a Name?
Don’t worry, I won’t ask for a show of hands, but how many of us have worked for companies whose names were… less than inspiring? Anyone ever have to say the dreaded “what does ‘ABC’ stand for…? Ummm, nothing.” But who cares anyway, the work we do is what’s important,
Over the past several weeks I’ve had the pleasure of reconnecting with friends, Shipmates, and civilian and military customers old and new. We talk about career changes, who’s gone where, who’s doing what, and why they went where they went. I love this chat. I love it because I’ve never been so excited
“Fixed” Agile in Government Contracting
A decade or so ago, Agile delivery came into its own as a best practice for executing complex application development projects in the federal space. While Agile had been in use for some time in the commercial arena, Federal agencies were still largely working within a more sequential or “big
DoD Identifies Fake Agile, Changes the Game
In September of 2019, Forbes published a provocative article entitled “How Fake Agile at DoD Risks National Security.” In the article, Forbes’ Senior Contributor Steve Denning explores how the Department of Defense is putting controls in place to attempt to root out the practice of using a traditional command and control approach in technology projects and labeling them as “Agile.” What the DoD