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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 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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Why Every Project Should Start with a Design Thinking Phase

 Caitlin Whitworth  May 20, 2020 9:30:00 AM  0 Comments

Taking on new projects, such as building an enterprise portal, doing a website redesign, or upgrading software or systems, can be risky business. They require a significant investment of time, money, and resources, and the returns can be elusive. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. Implementing a design thinking phase at the start of your project is a great way to ensure a successful outcome.

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