Steve Curtis

Agile Project Manager
Brooklyn, NY

About Steve Curtis

Steve Curtis joined CivicActions in 2011 as an Agile Project Manager. He loves work that helps empower others, both the project teams with whom he works, and the audiences whom their technology serves, and his strong organizational sensibility informs each step of these engagements.

Based in Brooklyn, NY, and managing project teams and clients across North America and Europe, Steve has been a leader in bringing the full focus and impact of CivicActions’ diverse and distributed team to the projects we engage. As Project Manager, he helped roll out CivicActions’ first explicitly content and UX driven development projects for the Center for Rural Affairs and ReThink Media. He also led CivicActions’ Acquia partnerships in releasing open source software on two very high-visibility Federal websites. His other work at CivicActions includes managing the launch of new sites for ASPCA, Greenpeace UK, Tesla Motors, Save the Children, Transportation Alternatives/BikeNYC, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, and many others.

Prior to joining our team, Steve worked in New York City on issues of sustainable agriculture and urban accessibility to healthy, affordable food. He served as a consultant to Just Food, and managed web development at the Park Slope Food Coop (the nation’s oldest food cooperative, now at 16,000 working members) where his team launched a new Drupal site in 2012.

Steve received a B.A. in Music from Carleton College, and an M.A. in Ethnomusicology from Cornell University. He’s long been interested in arts and education, and lived for over two years in Nepal, working as a scholar and teacher. As a musician, he presently maintains recording and touring schedules with the bands Hem and Little Silver, and all of this keeps him puttering around NYC on his bike at a pretty good clip.


  • March 2014, “Introducing Agile processes: Painting the moving train”, Staff offices of NYC Councilman Ben Kallos, NY, NY.


On Pondering, and then Walking Away From, Agile-fall

In hybrid "agile-fall" approaches which demand a binding project plan, "agile" loses right off the bat, and never gets to employ the features that make it successful in any meaningful way.

2017-03-31T06:19:56+00:00 Categories: Agile|