What does Kitty Hawk Consulting do?
provide training, coaching, and management consulting services. We help our clients make their projects
Agile: We are
very excited about the successes we have seen using the empirical process
control approaches in Agile to help make projects more successful. To support Agile,
certification in Scrum, and offer training and coaching to clients in Scrum
and related Agile approaches.
Other: We also have extensive experience with a variety of
other project approaches, including various SDMs, Six Sigma SDMs, a variety of
client SDLCs, CMMI ML 3 approaches, and various Big 4 approaches. Frankly, in our
work and with our customer base, we have found Agile to be much more effective.
have SME-level knowledge and resources in a number of domains that can be
helpful to our clients. These
- The financial services industry: specifically the
securities industry, the consumer real estate industry, and the credit card
- A wide range of experience doing IT projects in large
financial services firms (in NYC, London and Charlotte).
- Specific knowledge in the activities associated with
getting business domain knowledge transferred into a software product or
- A wide range of experience in strategy and process improvement analysis
believe strongly in the importance of understanding the end-customer. This is often
hard, but there is no
substitute for it. For process
improvement, Lean and Six Sigma have impressed us. We highlight one challenge: the
customer, without thinking about it,
looks at the product in a holistic way, while in practice process improvement
seems to have to be done only after decomposing the product a level or two.
the securities industry, our customers are major players in the securities
field. Our main customer
groups are capital markets traders, asset managers, and investor services
providers. We also support their customers and related parties.
are small, so we can focus on your specific needs. And we have a wide range of associates
and contacts, to assist you in bringing the most effective skills to bear on
started the firm in 1991.
Our consulting typically involves identifying business goals,
improving operations, and identifying and developing technology and related
solutions. We like to roll up our
sleeves and assist with the implementation. We do not like ideas or Powerpoints
where no rubber meets the road.