What Is Design Thinking?

February 2, 2018 Jake Carter

In this document, What Is Design Thinking?, our team explores how better, more consistent innovation is produced through the iterative and user-focused process of design thinking. Leaders who embrace a mindset that combines empathy and experimentation become more effective problem-solvers. This mindset and the corresponding process for design thinking helps organizations create solutions that are better […]

Why EQ and IQ Alone May Not Be Enough

January 24, 2018 Derek Knudsen

Since coming to Credera I’ve had the opportunity to reach back into my network and re-connect with former clients and colleagues across North America. The most enjoyable part of this process for me has been learning about people’s professional journeys. It’s a topic I’ve grown very interested in as of late, given my own journey […]

6 Questions to Modernize Your Marketing Tools in 2018

January 22, 2018 Gabe Knapp

The job of chief marketing officers (CMOs) and marketers gets more complex with every new year. Over the last five years, the marketing tools landscape has gotten continuously more cluttered, growing from approximately 150 logos in 2011 to approximately 3,500 in 2016. That’s more than 20 times the growth in just five years! Meanwhile, the […]

The Seven-Star Design Principle

September 28, 2017 Ryan Chen

Recently I’ve been listening to a great podcast called Masters of Scale. Each episode highlights one CEO and their journey in scaling their company. My favorite episode is an interview with Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky. Listen to it here. The story of Airbnb is evidence that you can build a company around design thinking. In […]

Know Your Client

June 7, 2017 Sriraj Kondapuli

I have always wondered what the word client meant. For some, a client is an organization. For others, it is just the place they go to work every day. For some, it is the entity that generates revenue, while for others it is a business partner that you chose to work with for mutual benefit. […]

Two Guys Walk Onto A Bus

May 3, 2017 Amber Wang

“Please forgive me for not responding sooner. Happy to discuss this topic with you.” “Happy to do that. Looking forward to getting to know you.” I read these short replies in my inbox with surprise then delight. Both the CEO and the co-founder of our 260-person, rapidly growing consulting firm each just granted me an hour of their […]

Circuit Breaker Pattern in Spring Boot

April 26, 2017 Fernando Berrios

The purpose of this blog post is to give a brief overview of the circuit breaker pattern, where it can be used, and show a few examples of the excellent support for this pattern in Spring Boot provided by Netflix’s Hystrix library. The concept of the circuit breaker pattern is borrowed from the field of […]

Life at Credera Summary

April 17, 2017 Briana Gentry

Over the last six months we “open-sourced” the Credera culture in a series called Life at Credera. Our goals were to share what we’ve learned, take action instead of promote theory, and provide specific examples on the experiences that have worked for us. 34 Credera employees contributed over different 40 points of view (POV) on […]

Inviting Others In

March 30, 2017 Drew Allen

Following the conclusion of my first project as a consultant, I felt a bit uneasy about the whole thing. We were at the client site for eight weeks, and just like that, it was over. The client was appreciative and happy with our work, but I had my doubts. Would our work be beneficial in […]

Communication Makes Credera Work

March 29, 2017 Alyse White

  Communication is frequently listed as one of the key attributes of healthy relationships. When I think about the relationships I have with friends and family, it’s easy to point to examples of what open, authentic communication looks like. I am happy to say I also see those same characteristics in the relationships I have […]