Lean UX London: Agility through cross-functional collaboration
"You kept it real - loved the presentation style and the content has the potential to dramatically improve the way [we] develop products." -- Recent workshop participant
The days of heavy specifications and documentation are numbered. The new currency of web and software development is shared understanding within nimble, small, dedicated teams. In this workshop, Proof founding partners, Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden, will teach you the collaborative, cross-functional ideals behind Lean Startup and Lean UX and demonstrate the power of highly cooperative teams. Through several hands-on exercises that demonstrate how teams work together to build a shared understanding, you will learn to:
* Reframe requirements as hypotheses * Create experiments to validate those hypotheses * Minimize the waste in your product development and design activities * Collaboratively solve tough design challenges as a team* Set your team up for success in Agile working environments
This workshop is not just for designers (interaction, visual, etc.). It is also for the product managers and developers who work with them. Bring your entire team.
You'll take away practical skills to encourage:
greater team collaboration
rapid design tactics
shorter feedback loops
increased product validity
all while increasing team productivity, efficiency and camaraderie. In addition, this workshop will show you how these techniques solve the Agile/UX integration challenge.
Hundreds of of product designers and developers across the USA, Asia and Europe with teams from organizations such as Paypal, eBay, Livingsocial, JP Morgan Chase and many others have benefited from this workshop.
Jeff Gothelf has spent a 14 year career as an interaction designer, Agile practitioner, user experience team leader and blogger. He is one of the leading voices on the topic of Agile UX and Lean UX. In addition, Jeff is the author of the upcoming O'Reilly book (2012), Lean UX: Getting Out of the Deliverables Business. He is a highly sought-after international speaker having presented at EuroIA, SXSW, IA Summit, Interaction (IxDA), London IA, the Agile conference and Startup Lessons Learned. Jeff has led cross-functional product design teams at TheLadders, Publicis Modem, WebTrends, Fidelity, AOL while maintaining a strong advisory and mentorship presence in the startup communities of New York City and Silicon Valley.
Josh is a user experience designer and design manager with deep expertise in bringing rapid and responsive design and strategy to entrepreneurial environments, whether for startup or the enterprise. Previously he was program director for LUXr's New York City practice, was on the leadership team at Cooper, former design manager at Liquidnet, and was a founding Board Member and past President of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA).