Data Science Consulting
Spire Digital
Apr 26, 2018

DATA SCIENCE CONSULTING  With intellectual curiosity, the scientific method, and an innate ability to synthesize disparate data sources, Spire’s team of data scientists have helped some of the world’s most important organizations build and deploy AI systems into production. At Spire we believe the future belongs to human and machine intelligence. We help to lead the community in the ethical application of AI to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems. Using state-of-the art AI and machine learning drawn from industrial and academic sources, we help our clients uncover new opportunities for ROI from historical data, and strategically design…

Customer Experience Research
Spire Digital
Apr 26, 2018

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE RESEARCH By ‘getting out of the office’, Spire’s customer experience research team provides powerful insights to product development initiatives by understanding customer problems and desires, specifically how they perceive, interact with, and derive value (or don’t) from the products and services they use every day. The success of a digital product is dependent on the customer experience (CX) research that underlies strategy and design decisions. To that end, Spire paints a portrait of the customer by learning who they truly are, what they need and want, how they feel, what makes them happy or concerned when interacting with a…

Agile Process Optimization
Spire Digital
Apr 26, 2018

AGILE PROCESS OPTIMIZATION Focusing on roles, responsibilities, throughput, quality, and “flow,” Spire’s team of Agile experts coach product delivery and executive teams on the SpireLean methodology, unlocking their ability to ship fast and often. Since the early days, Spire has pushed the boundaries of agile development, incorporating principles from KanBan, Scrum and Extreme Programming. Building high-quality, modular components and releasing them in an automated flow is central to the way we work. Our SpireLean software development practice demands constant gathering, framing and implementing small features in a ‘One Piece Flow.’ Features take the form of stories and tasks (Product Backlog)…

Innovation Lab
Spire Digital
Apr 26, 2018

INNOVATION LAB Spire’s Innovation Lab utilizes customer research, facilitated experimentation, and rapid prototyping to discover, define, and model new product and service opportunities for established companies looking to disrupt the disruptors. We partner with senior leadership to identify and vet promising new revenue streams in the digital product realm, embracing data science and emerging technologies, including AI, IoT, AR/VR, Bots, and Blockchain. Our ‘design thinking’ approach to innovation is akin to the scientific method, but far faster. We generate hypotheses based on observation and inquiry, and evaluate their potential through rapid prototyping and guerilla research. User Interviews, observations, and surveys…

Lean Product Development
Spire Digital
Apr 26, 2018

LEAN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT Build. Measure. Learn. Spire’s methodology for assessing risk, shipping fast, and rapidly iterating has changed the game for entrepreneurs, ‘intrapreneurs’, early stage ventures, and Fortune 500 product teams alike. Is something impeding the success of a business? Are there inefficiencies within product teams or in the way features are built? Are there organizational deficiencies that block the ability to ship product? Spire takes clunky business processes and burdensome silos and overhauls them, so that products and customers can thrive, and companies can grow and make more money. Spire’s preferred flavor of lean product development allows for even…