"Lean + UX = Awesome... then Multiply by Agile Practices" SV-ALN Agile Meetup

"Lean + UX = Awesome... then Multiply by Agile Practices"

1. Intro to Lean + UX   (and how it dovetails with Agile)

2. Rapid sketching skills/ UX scenario sketching activity

3. Unifying LeanUX and Agile Team Practices


Summary:

We've all heard the words "lean startup", "MVP", "Pivot" and"UX/UI"...but what do they really mean in everyday Agile teams?  In this rapid-fire and fun mini-workshop, Kate Rutter of LUXr will give a rundown on the key concepts that every product team needs to know to make products that customers want, need and love to buy.

You'll see a model of user experience that is so simple you can draw iton a whiteboard, then jump in and do a quick activity to visually communicate why your product matters to people. We'll wrap up with a peer-sharing of our work and Q&A.


More about the hands-on activity:
- Purpose: Learn to quickly sketch a scenario of a customer/user isa key skill in fast-moving Agile and lean teams.
- Skills: Show the group how to draw a basic scenario in 5 minutes.  Absolutely no prior experience is expected...this is about sketching for communication, not for "art."
- Application: Using their new skills and 3 simple prompts, participants will sketchquick visual scenarios of their customer, a moment of problem/pain, anda moment of value that their product delivers.
- Wrap-Up: participants will have a simple 1-sheet that clarifiesthe core value proposition for delivering a great user experience. (hint: it's not about the interface!).  Also how LeanUX and Agile teams work together to get exponential results.

 

Agenda:

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Networking/ Refreshments

7:00 PM - 7:10 PM Intro/ Annoucements

7:10 PM - 8:30 PM  Speaker & Learning Exercises

8:30 PM - 8:40 PM Retro & Wrap Up

8:40 PM - 9:00 PM Networking

 

About Kate Rutter, Co-founder & Principal of Luxr:

Kate is a strategist and designer with a talent for bringing companies and customers closer together through lean strategies, inventive design and participatory practices. Before joining LUXr, Kate was with Adaptive Path where she specialized in user research and design for complex and emerging digital systems. She's brought customer empathy and collaborative design practices to companies such as Nokia, Travel+Leisure Publishing, Globo Networks, and Greenpeace.

Kate speaks and leads workshops regularly at conferences and universities, including SXSW, UX Week, the iSchool at UC California and Haas School of Business.

Kate serves as an adviser to startups, including Foodspotting, MileSense, and Pickie. She serves as a mentor at Startup Monthly.

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  • Linda F.

    Ready for the next step, looking at integrating Lean UX with Agile development teams in the enterprise.

    1 · May 15, 2013

  • Kate R.

    Full disclosure, I was speaking so I rated it based on how much I got to learn from the participants. ;)

    1 · May 15, 2013

  • Meeta V.

    Excellent Presentation! Kate's passion and enthusiasm is infectious!

    1 · May 15, 2013

    • Kate R.

      Thanks, Meeta! And the veggie sandwich was the perfect dinner. ;)

      May 15, 2013

  • Peter M. A.

    A good start to UX & Lean. Next let's hear how UX can integrate into an Agile Dev Team and then scale across an Enterprise (big topic, eh?).

    May 15, 2013

    • Kate R.

      Ooooh, love that topic. I'm eager to see how these approaches scale. Linda Francis is all over this trend.

      May 15, 2013

  • Ganesh C.

    I can also say and talk about Lean + UX = Awesome!.
    Exercise was excellent and 3 stages was right to the point.
    Superb Kate and the Organizing Team Kudos!
    See you next week at Linda's session eagerly awaiting for it.
    Bye now!

    May 14, 2013

    • Kate R.

      Thanks, Ganesh, was great to talk with you briefly after the event. :)

      May 15, 2013

  • Mike D.

    Good topic but less relevant on face value to non-startup domain. Actually is applicable but would need the proper frame.

    May 14, 2013

    • Kate R.

      I agree, would love to hear your thoughts on better framing. Ping me or perhaps we can chat at a future meetup?

      1 · May 15, 2013

  • Laura K.

    Awesome presentation.

    1 · May 14, 2013

    • Kate R.

      Thanks, Laura. It was fun to work with you all.

      1 · May 15, 2013

  • Kate R.

    Thanks to all who came, it was lovely to meet you all and to work with you. You have great energy! I've posted the slide deck here (template included at end.)
    * http://www.slideshare.net/intel...­
    Hope to see you again at a future meetup.

    1 · May 15, 2013

  • Andrew W.

    At Bay Area ALN

    May 14, 2013

  • Ken 'classmaker' R.

    Will there be a live A/V streaming feed?

    May 13, 2013

  • Malek

    A step to the next big experience

    May 8, 2013

  • Nitin k.

    Hi

    May 7, 2013

  • Steve M.

    RATS. Too bad north bay and south bay ALN schedule meetups on the same day...

    May 7, 2013

    • Stacey L.

      Sorry Steve. The SV-ALN traditionally does our meet-ups every 2nd Tuesday of every month to try & avoid conflicts. Bummer on the time conflict...

      May 7, 2013

  • Steve M.

    I'm going to the ALN meetup...

    May 7, 2013

  • Mamtha A.

    May 6, 2013

  • Kuruvilla M.

    15-year PM. Also IP Attorney (Specialty: Patent Law)

    May 1, 2013

  • Kate R.

    Really looking forward to meeting everyone! Lean + UX FTW. :)

    1 · April 29, 2013

  • Linda F.

    can't wait!!!

    1 · April 29, 2013

  • John C.

    I am looking forward to getting Lean-UX and meeting other Agilists.

    1 · April 29, 2013

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