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Articles by Caitlin Whitworth

Caitlin Whitworth

Caitlin graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Marketing from the University of Missouri. She also has her MBA in Business Administration from Missouri State University and is a Certified Scrum Product Owner, CSPO.


How Development Teams Can Build Lasting Relationships 

 Caitlin Whitworth  Jul 7, 2022 6:00:00 AM  0 Comments

As more organizations move to remote work and virtual meetings, the traditional ways of building relationships go by the wayside. Even though in-person interactions are less frequent, the backbone of how to build trust and credibility internally and externally remains the same. Below are some best practices development teams can incorporate to build lasting trust and successful relationships. 

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How EOS and Scrum Drive Efficiency and Foster Accountability

 Caitlin Whitworth  Jun 23, 2021 6:00:00 AM  0 Comments

An EOS® (Entrepreneurial Operating System) model used in parallel with Scrum enables optimal function as teams in self-organized units share the vision and goals of the organization. Although seemingly unrelated, EOS and Scrum are both frameworks that emphasize focus, alignment, discipline, and cadence. Here’s a deeper look into what EOS is and how it can be used in parallel with Scrum to drive efficiency and accountability.

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The Minimum Viable Product Approach to Software Development

 Caitlin Whitworth  Feb 10, 2021 9:00:00 AM  0 Comments

A Minimum Viable Product (MVP) can get a bad reputation with software developers, but it shouldn’t. When implemented effectively, an MVP is a tool that allows lean development and product teams to determine the potential of a product before investing substantial amounts of time and money. Using this approach helps teams gain practical insights and feedback on their initial product. The process helps shape later versions and allows for more efficient development, ultimately creating less technical debt and more profitable products. Here’s a quick overview of the MVP approach, how it works, and its benefits.

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5 Step Agile Approach to a Productive Requirements Gathering Phase

 Caitlin Whitworth  Oct 28, 2020 8:49:00 AM  0 Comments

Product requirements are the foundation on which a project is built. They define a clear direction and vision that will be used throughout the project, from architecture decisions to budgetary recommendations. Coming up with clear requirements isn’t easy, and if not done correctly, can have lasting implications. The project could easily come in over budget, or the final product ends up not wanted, needed, useful – or even worse - doesn’t function.

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3 Steps to Conduct a Successful Agile Project Kick-Off Meeting

 Caitlin Whitworth  Aug 19, 2020 9:30:00 AM  0 Comments

You’ve gone through the design and discovery phase, have the project roadmap, and may have even signed a contract with a software consultant. Now what? It’s time for a project kick-off! This step in the software development process is essential because it lays the foundation for the entire project. Here are three steps we use to conduct a successful Agile project kick-off.

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