What We Do

Engineering Management Consulting

Your organization is always changing. Make sure your systems and processes evolve fast enough to match that change. The need to constantly evolve processes, services, and products can cause significant challenges—especially during crucial stages of growth. There’s no universally-correct answer to how organizations should grow, change, and develop. We can help you find the right answer for your team.

We Can Help You…

Plan your digital future.

Your Challenge:

We want to describe our needs in a rigorous way for an RFP.

How we can help:

Well-informed project descriptions result in meaningful RFP responses. Without those descriptions, proposals will be guesswork at best. We can help add clarity by conducting Think Sessions to investigate requirements. We can structure your Request for Proposal, adding visualizations and prototypes as necessary. In cases where you’re unsure how to rank responses, we can even assist with your screening and review process!

Your Challenge:

We have a big new initiative that must be accomplished in phases.

How we can help:

An Agile approach to software requires iterative designs that change over time. We can ensure flexibility by introducing a well-constructed design system. A strategic product roadmap will keep short-term efforts focused on providing value. Then, an Agile process can produce predictable outcomes from design and development efforts.


We Can Help You…

Build cohesive, performant teams.

Your Challenge:

We need to hire a development team to maintain our new application.

How we can help:

Product teams are difficult to plan. Managers need to account for diverse skillsets, specialties, and personalities—and that’s before you account for the complexity of the product itself. We can design a flexible framework to understand which tasks are core to the business and which can be outsourced. We can then help identify the size of the team you need, organize roles, write job postings, and review candidates.

Your Challenge:

Our company keeps growing, and our technology teams are struggling to keep up.

How we can help:

Our team of business-minded designers, project managers, and technologists can help to define, clarify, and achieve your goals. We’ll leverage socio-technical architecture to discover areas where your codebase may not be aligned with your growth. We can then work with your product teams and stakeholders to build short and long-term plans to address pain points.

Your Challenge:

Our development team has high turnover, and morale is low.

How we can help:

We can evaluate your organization for burnout factors like outdated technologies, high technical debt, infrastructure challenges, unrealistic expectations, roadblocks to communication, and individual managers. From there, we can design process remediation plans and implementation timelines that show the path to a clean, modern development lifecycle with clearer understanding and fewer frustrations. When developers are able to ship smaller and faster, it’s a win for the entire organization.


We Can Help You…

Ship more software, better and faster.

Your Challenge:

We want to increase sprint output while reducing the stress on our team.

How we can help:

Our SCRUM-certified project managers, designers, and engineers break down the complexity of large products into functional workstreams. This integrated approach ensures each member of your team knows their role and has a manageable workload. Combined with a design system, these coordinated efforts increase efficiency and build consistency with each release.

Your Challenge:

We need to know how our teams can maintian high velocity as we scale.

How we can help:

We employ research tactics to evaluate your technical team and associated organization from five key viewpoints: technical, business value and strategy, problem domain, socio-political, and UX and brand perception. We then synthesize research findings to identify strengths and weaknesses in team structure, technology, systems, or processes that influence the development team’s ability to get work done. This information allows us to propose recommendations around what changes could be made along with techniques for making those changes in the least disruptive way.

Your Challenge:

We have great new designs, but our technology is too old to support everything we want. How do we move forward?

How we can help:

We’ll create an execution plan with concrete steps, timelines, estimates, and priorities to get your team working towards both short and long-term goals that align with your business strategy, technical vision, and team’s capabilities. This plan will include and be informed by current-state diagrams of the ins and outs of your systems, processes, and teams. This information, combined with a clear understanding of your business and technical needs, will allow us to recommend specific tools, processes, and technologies. We’ll educate you on the approaches and strategies for migration so that we can work together to decide what’s appropriate.