Friday, February 7, 2014

Building successful in-house innovation teams - 3/11 Talk by Jeff Gothelf

RSVP to attend a presentation where Jeff Gothelf  will present Building Successful In-House Innovation Teams on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 6:30 PM.  The event is hosted by Agile / Lean Practitioner's Meetup at: Kaplan Test Prep. 395 Hudson Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY.

Event Description:
You’ve read The Innovator’s Dilemma. You’ve bought into 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 the Presenter: 
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. Jeff has led teams at TheLadders, Publicis Modem, WebTrends, Fidelity, & AOL.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Injecting Agile into Outsourcing: Anecdotes and Horror Stories

On February 4, 2014, Peter Vaihansky, presented Injecting Agile into outsourcing: Anecdotes and horror stories at the Agile / Lean Practitioner Meetup group.

You can also read more of Peter Vaihansky's perspective in the ZDNet article: Outsourcing exec urges: 'Stop outsourcing your software development

Event Description:A decade ago, what is commonplace today – the use of Agile in outsourced development – was controversial and rare. Peter Vaihansky will share anecdotes, horror stories and insights from the trenches – in other words, the good, the bad and the ugly of his company’s 12 years’ journey with offshore and distributed Agile development. Come learn about how one strategically placed book can change the course of your company’s entire history; whether Extreme Programming can cause x-ray vision; how when all else fails, demoting your CEO and EVP can save the day; why two Russian engineers went looking for Phillips screwdrivers in the middle of a customer’s office; and more.

About the presenter:

Peter Vaihansky is the general manager for First Line Software’s North American operations. In this capacity, he oversees strategic client relationships, plays a key role in the sales and pre-sales process, and directs the company’s global marketing activities. Peter has been working with distributed Agile development teams since 2003.
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