Monday, January 26, 2015

Create a User-Centric Culture with User Research

Jonathan Horowitz presented the following deck at the Agile / Lean Practitioners Meetup on 2/3.

Event Description:
Research can improve team synergies which create opportunities for better products and a team that is happier with their results.  In this meetup Jonathan will share insights for how research can be used to create both a user-centric culture and a catalyst for team bonding. Whether you are looking to introduce an internal research practice for the first time or looking to improve on an existing one learn how these methods can work for you. The second half of the event will be a group exercise to uncover bottlenecks in your own organization implementing user research and how this can be solved.

6:30-6:45 - Networking
6:45-8pm - Presentation / Group Exercise / Q&A
8-8:30pm - Announcements / More (Optional) Networking

Jonathan Horowitz

Jonathan Horowitz is a local user experience design leader with 15+ years experience working on consumer and enterprise digital products for startup and Fortune 500 companies. His core specialties are user experience strategy, design and research. In the workplace he is passionate about working with cross-discipline teams uniting them to collaborate and motivating them to deliver. Some highlights of his recent work include higher education applications, tools for budding entrepreneurs, financial applications and automated systems. Jonathan works at Citrusbyte, a design and development consultancy here in New York City leading teams as a Product Strategist and Designer.
Note: This event is being co-promoted between Agile / Lean Practitioners,  Digital Product DesignLean Product Best Practices,  Software Product Management and the UX Lab Meetups.

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NOTE: Note this post was updated on 2/6 to include Jonathan's Deck.

Monday, January 5, 2015

1/13 Rolling out Lean in a Global Enterprise

The challenge is simple, take a 100 year old 40,000 person old school publishing company spread out across dozens of cities and countries with a wide ranging portfolio of products, services and cultures, and develop a single framework and common taxonomy to make the company more innovative, more nimble and better equipped to deliver more value to customers. Jonathan Bertfield, a product strategy consultant working with the Chief Product Office at Pearson Inc, will talk about how his team is attacking this challenge using Lean principles and tools as both the implementation methodology and the ultimate goal. 
Jonathan Bertfield
Jonathan Bertfield is a Product Strategy Consultant with two decades of experience working with media and education companies in the UK, Israel, California, New York and Australia. He has worked for publishers such as The Learning Company and Scholastic as well as leading several start ups in the ed-tech and publishing domains. Consulting clients include Sesame Workshop, News Corp, The Associated Press, Business Insider, Pearson, The Blue School & Bloomberg, with a focus on delivering strategy guidance around product innovation and driving product development process change, including applying lean start up, customer driven development and business design approaches inside large enterprises. Jonathan is an instructor at General Assembly running workshops for multinational enterprises and has been a coach in the business plan competition at NYU Stern for 7 years. Jonathan has an LLB from the University of Leeds, UK
Note: This event is being co-hosted with the Lean Product Best Practices Meetup group.
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