From article "Smoke Deflectors" by Herbert G. Monroe in Railroad Magazine Feb. 1941

Tunnels and Steam Locomotives

In earlier posts about our company name, CabForward℠, and how it was selected to represent how we like to do business, and origin of the term “cab forward,” I touched on the topic of smoke and exhaust from the locomotive being a source of problems for the crew (and passengers in cars behind the engine). Some of our research into …

Origins of the Term Cab Forward

I previously wrote about how our founder, Lance Vaughn, selected the CabForward℠ name for his software development company, and dug a little more deeply into the history of how railroads adopted the term cab forward, which is usually written “cab-forward.” The term actually dates back to the 1800s as far as I have been able to determine. Railroaders, using wood …

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The CabForward Name

Why Did We Select The Name CabForward℠? Simply put, it evolved from forward thinking. Here’s how it happened. Our founder, Lance Vaughn, wanted to develop a company that truly puts the customer in control of the development process. Having an extensive consulting background, he had seen close hand the waterfall development process that included the customer in the initial design …

CabForward Traits

How to Describe Technology Services

One of the biggest challenge for marketers and search engine optimization specialists is how to describe their service, product, or company image in as few words as possible. One of the most obvious challenges in marketing a technology services company like us is that we are selling something intangible. Intangible because your idea hasn’t been built yet. At this point, …

Strategic Technology Partner

Today’s world of disruptive global competition and constantly changing business landscape reqires that you leverage every competitive advantage available. Disruption is occurring every day as businesses move from traditional methods of doing tasks to more streamlined and efficient web and mobile apps. Your competition is constantly trying to apply technology to gain the competitive edge. They know that massive disruption …

Supply Chain Security Assessment App

Supply Chain Security Management today is increasingly important to profitability, and the challenge of every business is to increase diligence and efficiency to a level well above average. Business Situation A global supply chain security consulting company that provides intelligence and security recommendations through individualized assessments. This company has a large force of experts in the field to provide their …

Partner Experience

While CabForward℠ is a young company, we’ve been doing software development since 1981. Our first programming machines were the TI 99 4/A and the KayPro portable. (You can see these in museums today). We’ve seen dozens of programming languages come and go over the years. We’ve seen the old Project Management process replaced by a newer, faster, cheaper, lean and …

Lean Software Development

We employ agile and lean methodologies very aggressively at CabForward℠. Our customers drive our solutions as we build them. We ask “Why?” a lot, because we believe in partnering with our customers to build pragmatic solutions that scratch an itch. We don’t like to build just to be building something. We will sit down with you to sketch out what …

Business Technologists

by PJ Christie It’s not exactly a new title, but at CabForward℠ we are definitely seeing a trending interest in the use of technology across corporate roles. What role would a Business Technologist play in your organization? Fundamentally, it would be a shift in the approach to the business problem. We see frequently that technology is implemented and then made …

Lean Software Development

We employ agile and lean methodologies very aggressively at CabForward℠ to achieve Lean Software Development. This methodology contrasts with the former Waterfall process used initially in software development. With the lean and agile approach, our customers drive our solutions, guiding us as we build their application. We believe in partnering with our customers to build pragmatic solutions that scratch an …