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Behind the Product Podcast: Ep.6 Integrating a Design Practice

We sat down with Jaki Clark and Casey Cumbow with Lessonly. On this show we heard their journey of adding a Design Practice into Lessonly’s well-established engineering and product development groups. While Lessonly had design capability prior to Jaki coming onboard, she brought a more strategic and integrated approach to their teams. As engineering and […]
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Poppe Guthrie Named a 2020 Tech 25 Award Winner

TechPoint, the growth accelerator for Indiana’s tech ecosystem, has announced the Tech 25 Class of 2020. Now in its sixth year, the Tech 25 Awards honor a prestigious selection of twenty-five individuals who are critical and exceptional performers helping to grow Indiana’s tech and tech-enabled companies, but who—not being the CEO or other top executive—don’t […]
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Carmel, IN, July 15, 2020 — SEP, a software product design and development company has launched a new podcast. Behind the Product, a podcast that takes a behind the scenes look at how software products are made. “I wanted to start this podcast because I saw so much happening inside and outside our walls that […]
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SEPTalks: The Principles of Empowered Teams

We all strive to create products that customers love and teams that are excited to come to work every day. Actually achieving this in practice is a surprising challenge. Humans and products are naturally complex, and pulling off these feats require a special blend of psychology and systems-thinking. Products are outcomes of the systems used […]
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SEP Plans Expansion, Standalone HQ in Hamilton County

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WESTFIELD, Ind. (June 4, 2020) – SEP, a software product design and development company, announced plans today to expand its operations, constructing a new corporate headquarters along U.S. Highway 31 in Westfield. The new facility will more than double the company’s central Indiana footprint and enable SEP to continue […]
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SEPTalks: Delivering in Bets: How Betting Will ImproveYour Delivery Strategy

Defining a delivery strategy can be difficult. We tend to underestimate the risk, aren’t explicit about our assumptions, and don’t involve the delivery team early in the process. Chris Shinkle, our Director of Innovation, recently introduced the idea of delivering in bets to several clients. The idea is that each delivery is a series of […]
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SEPTalks : The Game Has Changed – Jeff Patton

We all know how fast technology changes. But, we sometimes fail to understand how fast our process needs to change to keep up. This talk is about how 21st century software development has thrown out most of the process assumptions you might have originally learned. In this talk, Jeff Patton will explain how Product Thinking, […]
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SEP Announces Formation of Foundation

CARMEL, Ind. (September 5, 2019) – Carmel-based software product design and development company, SEP, has announced the formation of The SEP Foundation. The SEP Foundation has allocated $75,000 to grant recipients throughout the Indianapolis area. “From our employee-owned structure to the numerous ways our employees serve our community, giving back is part of who we […]
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SEPTalks: It’s an Agile World Out There – Cultivating Culture

Company culture is hard, transforming a company culture is even harder. Many organizations have invested in Agile coaches, training, and even changed the way they operate; all leading to frustration. At SEP, we believe that Culture is how we act outside of processes and practices and eliminating barriers for people to be their best selves. […]
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