Jeff Gothelf: Building successful in-house innovation teams

  • March 31, 2014 · 6:30 PM

We're very pleased to announce that Jeff Gothelf will be coming to London to speak at one of our Meet-Ups!! Jeff Gothelf is one of the thought leaders on the topics of Agile UX & Lean UX. This will sell out and we will be shooing people away at the door, so get in early...

Building successful in-house innovation teams 

You’ve read The Innovator’s Dilemma. You’ve bought in to The Lean Startup. You’re ready to kickstart your company’s product innovation efforts. There’s just one problem: you’re not sure where to begin:

- What can design teach us about building a collaborative culture?
- How do you structure a successful product design team?
- How should that team work?
- How will that team measure success?

Jeff will offer practical, step-by-step, guidance on how to build and support successful product design innovation in your business. Using insights gained from leading and working with dozens of product and design teams, Jeff will step through team makeup, process steps, management structure and the corporate infrastructure needed for these teams to flourish.

About Jeff

Jeff Gothelf is a designer & Agile practitioner. He is a leading voice on the topics of Agile UX & Lean UX and a highly sought-after international speaker. In addition, Jeff is the author of the O'Reilly book, Lean UX: Applying lean principles to improve user experience (www.leanuxbook.com). Jeff has led teams at TheLadders, Publicis Modem, WebTrends, Fidelity, & AOL.


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  • Christian H.

    Hi everyone, here the video of Jeff's talk: http://youtu.be/CrfsuwYxwG4

    Enjoy (again ;-)

    April 4, 2014

  • Anthony G.

    Although Seth couldn't provide an answer to my question: "There are examples of companies like Semco who have been putting these practices into effect with demonstrable results at least as far back the 80's. Why then in 25+ years haven't we seen wider adoption?" a number of people did come up to me afterwards with suggestions. @sleepyfox reminded me of the Max Planck maxim: "New scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it." and this pattern will sound familiar to those who know the story of Ignaz Semmelweis.
    A number of movements have sprung up whose focus is the organisation psych they believe is holding us back; the following is a by-no-means complete list: The Management Innovation eXchange, Holacracy, The Stoos Network, WorldBlu, Beyond Budgeting, Radical Management and Unboss.

    1 · April 2, 2014

  • Anthony G.

    A thought providing presentation on Lean UX and the role of hypothesis-based experimentation from fellow NYer Will Evans https://vimeo.com/76046078

    2 · April 1, 2014

  • Isabelle B.

    Very interesting talk with a lot of questions to mull over

    April 1, 2014

  • Ian H.

    Great talk made all the better for being a lift ride away from my desk. Thanks for organising.

    2 · March 31, 2014

  • Nils H.

    Unfortunately I won't be able to go this time :(
    I've updated my RSVP so that someone from the waiting list can get in

    March 31, 2014

  • Jacinta S.

    Sorry I am unable to make it tonight.

    March 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I apologise, but can't make it.

    March 31, 2014

  • Shirley C.

    Hi everyone, tonight's the night! Please could you update your RSVP by midday today if you can no longer attend. Thanks very much.

    March 31, 2014

  • Anthony G.

    There's a few people listed as attending who signed up to previous events and didn't show. This is a popular talk so if you aren't planning to attend could you please respect others and update your RSVP so someone on the waiting list can make it instead.

    2 · March 27, 2014

  • Nir S.

    Hi there
    A London based funded startup , with a social twist, is looking for experienced agile product manager :
    - At least 4 Years leasing with stakeholders and development teams
    - Proven work experience managing multiple projects and roadmaps
    - Work experience building and defining B2C product requirements
    - E-commerce, life style, fashion or social communities related products (preferred)
    - Startup industry experience is a must

    For more info: [masked]

    March 26, 2014

  • Malek

    Looking forward meeting you

    March 25, 2014

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