Striders build and maintain open-source projects like Remote Retro, as well as internal learning materials like our fundamentals training and our playbook. We encourage everyone to contribute and provide paid time to working on open source and internal projects.
Growth at Stride starts with on-boarding, where you'll be trained in the why and how of test-driven development, pair programming, Agile ceremonies, and entering teams successfully.
We encourage professional development with individual budgets and organized trainings from thought leaders like Sandi Metz, Esther Derby, and the Agile Fluency Project™ developed by Diana Larsen and James Shore.
Diversity & Inclusion
In 2014, I founded Stride Consulting on the premise that all teams have the potential to be high-functioning, empowered, and happy. As we grow, it is important to our culture and our business that we strengthen our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Our team and all teams that Stride works with will benefit, as a result. Diverse teams solve complex problems better, perform better, and have higher morale.
To me, being truly committed to diversity and inclusion means doing the right thing when no one is looking. It means equal pay for equal work. It means having a zero-tolerance policy on harassment. It means giving everyone a voice and listening when they speak. It means sacrificing revenue by being willing to fire a vendor or client for failing to uphold our code of conduct in order to maintain a safe working environment for all.
Diversity and Inclusion is not something you can ever consider “done.” It is not a checkbox on a to-do list. It is a mindset, a way of conducting ourselves day in and day out.
At Stride, we pride ourselves on working hard to combat unconscious bias both in our hiring process and in our everyday work. We don’t assume we’ve gotten it all perfect. Instead, we continuously look for areas of improvement. Above all, we are humble and willing to learn every single day.
CEO & Founder
We succeed on our terms when we act with integrity.
We surface risks because otherwise we contribute to the harm that occurs if they happen.
The sum of our actions every day earns and maintains trust. One false action loses it.
We drive to team over individual success.
We build people up. We include them in the conversation. We work to earn trust.
We reframe our perception of others’ motives and intentions to listen, empathize, and learn.
We listen when others speak, and we respond when others inquire.
We embrace different worldviews. We respect others’ opinions even if we don’t agree with them.
We respect our peers, our clients, and ourselves.
Learning From Failure
We embrace facts and feedback to make better choices over time.
At a regular cadence, we reflect on our decisions mindful of our own biases: Outcome Bias, Self-serving fallacy, Fundamental attribution error.
Willingness to Help Others
We make time when possible to assist others in need.
Often this is other Striders and our Clients, but this value extends into the community as well.