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Agile & Lean Innovation - Product meets UX

  • Feb 27, 2014 · 6:30 PM
  • Evolve Beyond

A meetup to discuss how you combine the best of Agile and Lean innovation with great product and user experience. 

* How can we evolve beyond agile to combine with what product and UX have to offer? 

* How can we both innovate and execute in the same company with the same teams, same product managers, same UXers? 

We have six 5 minute lightning talks with Agile, Product and UX speakers to discuss

Neil Perkin: "Gary Kasporov and Scaling Agile Innovation"

Neil runs Only Dead Fish, a digital consultancy working with companies including Google and The DailyTelegraph.

Applying agile principles and ways of working in a startup is one thing but what happens when you need that at real scale? How might big companies change the way in which they structure themselves and work to innovate in more agile ways?

Hugo Pickford-Wardle: "Hard prototyping"

Hugo does Innovation and Product Consulting and has innovated for The Times, LV, Fluxx and is now creating an innovation lab at Hearst Magazines.

He has an idea that prototypes aren't as easy as they used to be - and the way we approach making them to be useful to innovate needs to change

Gabrielle Benefield: "Mobius - a new model for Agile and Lean to make products people really want" 

Gabrielle is the founder of Evolve Beyond, and led the Agile transformation at Yahoo! scaling to over 250 teams globally. She runs HotHousing innovation workshops, and is writing a graphic novel for management on outcome generation.

Danny Hearn: "Using a hackathon as a tool of change"

Danny is UX Manager at John Lewis Online.

Danny tells the story of how he made the John Lewis hackathon happen, and on the way influenced big changes in culture and thought throughout the organisation.

Sophie Freiermuth: "The fail of lean: when managers can talk the talk, and run the other way"

Sophie is a freelance Agile & Lean User Experience Designer, and a speaker, teacher, mentor & bringer togetherer of the peoples. She tells me ... "I’ve got a bit of an odd talk, however could bring a good sense of reality to the evening: . It’s funny and despairing in equal parts..."

David Hawdale: "Beyond Belief - Experiments that make us smart"

David has been Head of UX for The Times, and ran their innovation lab, and is now UX Architect at Westminster City Council 'encouraging preferred behaviours' to stimulate channel shift.

He will be talking about how hypotheses and experiments structure our thinking away from faith and hope and towards proof and outcomes.

Panel Q&A session 

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  • Isabelle B.

    Great talks by engaging and friendly speakers.

    February 28, 2014

  • Nathan W.

    Nice short presentations, keeps things interesting. Really enjoyed Sophie's, though not all POs are like that! :)

    1 · February 28, 2014

  • Simon C.

    Good first try at a Meetup. Good recovery from dodgy projector.

    February 28, 2014

  • Alejandro Y.

    Really good and interesting speakers. Would have liked to balance the 'air time' of one of the attendees so that we could hear from other people

    February 27, 2014

  • Mike M.

    good. the post-presentation discussion struggled a wee bit, but I guess that's the responsibility of attendees. All in all a good session, and lots to take away - which is the point of these things for me.

    February 27, 2014

  • Vicki J.

    Soz have to give this a miss but look forward to hearing all about it

    February 26, 2014

  • Ravi L.

    just joined the waiting list. Would love to come to this!

    January 31, 2014

  • Sophie F.

    On the waitlist too, fingers crossed!

    January 17, 2014

  • Michele I.

    Just signed up to the waitlist! Hoping to get a place.

    January 16, 2014

  • Paul J.

    Looking forward to hearing DH!

    January 13, 2014

  • Steve F.

    Gutted to miss out on this one.

    January 13, 2014

  • Andrew s.

    Will be heading in from Cambridge for this

    January 13, 2014

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