• Liked Linda Rising
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    Linda Rising - Myths and Patterns of Organisational Change

    45 Mins
    Keynote
    Beginner

    You have great ideas. You're smart. The people in your organization are smart. Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc -- the rest is easy -- simply make a transition plan and transparently explain the benefits. These and other organizational change myths will be tackled by Linda's talk about patterns for introducing new ideas. She will provide some useful tips for helping you start on Monday morning to grow, step by step, any innovation.

  • Liked James Stewart
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    James Stewart - Revolution NOT Evolution: Digital Transformation in the UK Government

    James Stewart
    James Stewart
    Principal Consultant
    jystewart.net
    schedule 14 hours ago
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    45 Mins
    Keynote
    Intermediate

    Governments the world over are beginning to recognise the need to embrace digital change and transform how they provide services. A pioneer of that was the UK which in 2011 began an ambitious programme of digital change, led by a new unit called the Government Digital Service. Over five years they transformed users' experience of dozens of government services, saved billions of pounds in the process, and embedded significant new capabilities across government. James Stewart was one of the founders of that unit and led much of its work on technology and security. He'll share some lessons from that journey and how they can be used for others on a similar journey in any complex organisation (not just governments).

  • Liked Alan Cooper
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    Alan Cooper - Working Backwards

    Alan Cooper
    Alan Cooper
    Founder
    Cooper
    schedule 1 month ago
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    45 Mins
    Keynote
    Intermediate

    Using examples from his award-winning design consultancy, Alan Cooper shares the secret to his success: working backwards. Working backwards means taking the time to ask the hard questions before wading into unfamiliar territory. It can be scary (and for some, frustrating), but it's the only way to innovate.

  • Liked Jeff Patton
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    Jeff Patton - How Agile Screwed Up Product Ownership, and 5 Things You Can Do to Fix It

    45 Mins
    Keynote
    Advanced

    Agile development has fixed lots of problems in software development, Companies using it consistently deliver working software more predictably than ever before. But, the software they make isn't necessarily better, or more successful in the market. Because the things we need to do to make a product successful aren't baked into agile development. And, in fact, strict adherence to common agile practice can result in even worse products.

    This talk explains why and gives you 5 concrete changes to Agile development you can make to improve things. These aren't things your product owner or product manager must do. They're the things the whole team need to do. And, they're not easy things. But, they're necessary if you want to more consistently make products people love.

  • Liked Denis Bauer
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    Denis Bauer - How Novel Compute Technology Transforms Life Science Research

    45 Mins
    Keynote
    Advanced

    Dr.Bauer and her team have been working to build genome-scale data pipelines that address the computational challenges and limits present in today’s cancer genomic (bioinformatics) data workflows.

    Dr. Bauer and her team have built solutions which use modern architectures, such as serverless (AWS Lambda) and also customised machine learning on Apache Spark. AWS Community Hero. The CSIRO team is pushing solutions at the cutting edge of bioinformatics research which best utilizes advances in cloud technologies.

    In this demo-filled session, Dr.Denis will discuss and demonstrate some of the work they’ve done in the bioinformatics research.

  • 45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Story is a profoundly important device to unite design teams around a shared product vision. This powerful communication tool helps us retain information and empathize with others. As companies scale and teams sprint through product iterations, it’s easy to lose sight of how your product should fit into the lives of your customers. The best way to keep everyone pointed in the right direction is with a clear, compelling story—a story that will unite and guide teams towards success.

    But how do we fold storytelling into our design practice? Aarron Walter uses real-world stories of product teams at Disney, Apple, Airbnb, Twitter, and more to show how storytelling improves team communications and elevates design practice.

  • Liked Gopi Kallayil
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    Gopi Kallayil - 9 Principles of Innovation at Google

    45 Mins
    Case Study
    Intermediate

    Since its founding, Google has created six products that each have at least a billion monthly users. Google continues to innovate rapidly, and in many new areas. The organizing principles and cultural elements that drive this monster of innovation are a hot topic among designers. So what are they? Find out in this engaging talk by Google’s Chief Evangelist, Brand Marketing.

  • Liked Pia-Maria Thoren
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    Pia-Maria Thoren - Agile Talent Certification

    Pia-Maria Thoren
    Pia-Maria Thoren
    Inspiration Director
    GreenBullet
    schedule 21 hours ago
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    960 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    Agile is basically a way of thinking how organizations should respond to a complex and changing world. By increasingly developing flexibility and adaptability, work in short feedback loops, providing autonomy and transparency increases learning and value creation for the customer. More and more organizations are now seeing the value in applying the agile mindset also in HR, both in the internal work but perhaps most importantly how an HR department helps to support an organization’s agility. When traditional processes focus on command and control, an agile HR-functions role is to create value and support unique needs.

  • Liked Gerard Meszaros
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    Gerard Meszaros - Test Refactoring Workshop - Improve Your Unit & Component Tests!

    Gerard Meszaros
    Gerard Meszaros
    CTO
    FeedXL Horse Nutrition
    schedule 22 hours ago
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    480 Mins
    Workshop
    Beginner

    High-quality automated unit tests are one of the key development practices that enable incremental development and delivery of software. xUnit is the generic name given to the family of tools/frameworks used by developers when developing automated unit tests. JUnit, NUnit, MsTest and CppUnit are some of the better-known members of the family.

    This 1-day workshop provides the participants with a vocabulary of test smells and patterns with which to elevate their craft when writing or refactoring test code. These smells give them a way to reason about the quality of their test code. The reusable test code design patterns can be used to eliminate the smells. The emphasis will be on refactoring tests to make them easier to understand and maintain.

    The workshop introduces a systematic way to identify the test conditions the software needs to handle and how to prepare tests that clearly describe those test conditions in a human-readable way so that the tests can act as effective documentation of what the software should do and what it’s design should be.

  • Liked Peyush Agarwal
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    Peyush Agarwal - How to Build Effective Design + Development Partnerships.

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Designers and developers bring very different skills but must apply it all together to create great outcomes. In this session we will share challenges and learnings from our efforts to integrate these disciplines, and how we create a collaborative, productive culture that enables designers and developers to more effectively work towards shared goals.

  • 90 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    A deliverable is only as good as the idea that inspired it.

    Fortunately, there is a method for anyone to generate inspired ideas.

    In this workshop, you will learn and practice three skills that empower individuals and teams to generate (and actualize) compelling ideas. You’ll get hands-on practice with the latest ideating techniques, learn ways to generate detailed ideas so you can get meaningful feedback, and tricks for iterating your way forward so that your ideas become the inspiration behind user-centered deliverables.

  • Liked Ameen Haque
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    Ameen Haque - The Art Of Business Storytelling

    Ameen Haque
    Ameen Haque
    Founder
    Storywallahs
    schedule 1 month ago
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    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    "Great stories happen to those who can tell them" - Ira Glass

    ‘The Art of Business Storytelling’ a bite-sized workshop packed with frameworks and techniques that product developers and business leaders can use to tell the story of their product. If you have struggled with compressing your story into an elevator pitch or wondered how to weave numbers and data into narrative, then this workshop is for you. Ameen will share how to convey complex ideas in the form of simple, yet inspiring narrative, leaving every participant with not just techniques and frameworks but also a ‘bank of stories’ that they can start using immediately.

  • Liked Jeff Patton
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    Jeff Patton - Passionate Product Ownership: A Certified Scrum Product Ownership Workshop

    960 Mins
    Workshop
    Advanced

    Product Ownership is hard! If you're working as a product owner in an Agile team, you already know this is the toughest and most critical role in a successful product organization. If you're a UX practitioner, senior engineer, or marketing professional in your organization, it may seem like adopting Scrum or Agile development has stripped away your ability to contribute as a product decision maker.

    If you're adopting an Agile approach, your organization may be struggling with bloated backlogs that aren't well understood, stressful planning meetings that last too long and fail to get at details needed to deliver predictably, a nagging feeling that you're building the wrong thing, a lack of time to work with customers and users, chronically late delivery, and frustrated business stakeholders...There's hope!

    The Passionate Product Ownership workshop takes on the bad assumptions and bad practices that often emerge from overly simplistic approaches to agile development and Scrum. Jeff Patton will leverage his past product leadership experience, and years of coaching product teams to teach an effective product ownership strategy.

  • Liked Pia-Maria Thoren
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    Pia-Maria Thoren - Agile People - A Radical Approach for HR and Managers (That Leads to Motivated Employees)

    Pia-Maria Thoren
    Pia-Maria Thoren
    Inspiration Director
    GreenBullet
    schedule 21 hours ago
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    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate
    Corporate cultures, global mindsets, and employee priorities are changing, which means management and human resources departments must also evolve. To ensure teams are well crafted, motivated, and successful, managers and HR professionals must step outside their comfort zone and adapt to younger, newer ways of thinking - they must become Agile.

    In this talk, management consultant Pia-Maria Thoren outlines how managers, human resources professionals, company decision-makers, and employees can adopt the flexible, fluid, customer-focused mindset of modern tech companies to inspire their workers and strengthen their organizations.
  • Liked Bargava Subramanian
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    Bargava Subramanian / Amit Kapoor - Hypotheses-Driven Problem Solving Approach for Data Science

    90 Mins
    Tutorial
    Beginner
    The ever-increasing computational capacity has enabled us to acquire, process and analyze larger data-sets and information. We increasingly want to take a data-driven lens to solve business problems. But business problems are inherently 'wicked in nature' - with multiple stakeholders, different problem definition, different solutions interdependence, constraints, amplifying loops etc.
    There is no one trick to solve them. What is required is learning a structured approach to problem-solving that can be applied to a large set of these problems. One possible way is to use a Hypotheses Driven Approach - problems definition, scoping, issue identification and hypothesis generation - as a starting point for this. In this workshop, you will learn how to apply a hypothesis-driven approach to any business problem through seven pragmatic steps:
    1. Frame
    2. Acquire
    3. Refine
    4. Transform
    5. Explore
    6. Model
    7. Insight

    The focus will be to learn the principles through an applied case study and using an iterative and agile methodology.

  • Liked Amit Kapoor
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    Amit Kapoor / Bargava Subramanian - Building and Scaling Data Science Capabilities

    45 Mins
    Case Study
    Beginner
    Building and scaling data science capability is an imperative for enterprises and startups aiming to adopt a data-driven lens for their business. However, crafting a successful data-science strategy is not straightforward and requires answering the following questions:
    • Strategy & Tactics: What part of the business should I target first for adoption? Should I take a jump-start approach or a bootstrap approach?
    • Process & Systems: How should I set up an initial process for data science? How to integrate data-driven processes with existing business systems?
    • Structure & Roles: Should I adopt a functional or a business-focused data science structure? What specialized roles should I be hiring for Data engineering, ML expert, Visualisation expert, and /or Data Analyst?
    • Tools & Stack: Should I build a vertical or horizontal data science stack? How do I integrate data science models with existing applications?
    • Engineering & Technical: What are the pitfalls to watch out for? How to avoid pre-mature over-engineering of data science? How to manage the ongoing technical debt for data science?
    • Skills & Competencies: How do I up-skill and build differentiated data-science competency across the organization?
    The speakers draw upon their experiences in setting up and advising data science teams at enterprises and startups to share best practices on how to craft a successful data strategy and then go on to execute it. The will use case-studies to discuss what worked and failure points to watch out for.
  • Liked Jeremy Kriegel
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    Jeremy Kriegel - Collaborative Prototyping with Design Studio

    90 Mins
    Tutorial
    Beginner

    "Good ideas come from everywhere. It's more important to recognize a good idea than to author it." ― Jeanne Gang

    You are surrounded by smart people, but are you really getting the most from that brilliance when it comes to creative ways to solve problems in your products?

    Design Studio is a structured technique that involves many people coming up with prototype solutions to a single problem at once. It will help generate new ideas and share a nuanced understanding among your team about the problem you are solving and who you are solving it for. Better yet, it doesn't require much facilitation skill or prep.

    I have used this technique to help teams increase their understanding of the problem, visualize the needs they were requesting, quickly experiment with new ideas, and provide detailed input to the design process. Often, the sketch (or a photo of it) acts as the deliverable for simple problems, eliminating the need for more formal wireframes.

    This interactive workshop will give you a brief overview of the Design Studio tool and then guide you through an immersive and collaborative experience on how it works. By the end, you will be able to speak about the benefits of the technique as well as run it with your own teams.

    This technique is accessible to everyone. You don’t need any special software and anyone on the team can use it.

  • Liked Jyoti Shukla
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    Jyoti Shukla - Entrepreneurism: The Key Trait of Innovative Companies

    45 Mins
    Case Study
    Intermediate

    Nordstrom’s company culture has had an entrepreneurial focus for 116 years. This orientation helps their sales teams to listen and connect, and to provide exceptional customer service. The entrepreneurial spirit is a core element of Nordstrom's business and has fostered positive change at the company. Nordstrom’s latest change involves transforming the in-store salesperson into a digital entrepreneur and a lean/strategic leader.

    Jyoti Shukla, Vice President of User Experience at Nordstrom.com, will share how she builds strong entrepreneurial teams—by identifying and amplifying key traits in employees, and by using design thinking and lean/startup UX processes to move her team farther, faster. Jyoti will point out what leaders should look for to help nurture entrepreneurial culture and build team capability.

  • Liked Nick Cochran
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    Nick Cochran - Better Experiences & Faster Development with an Enterprise Design System

    Nick Cochran
    Nick Cochran
    Design Practices Lead
    ExxonMobil
    schedule 1 week ago
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    45 Mins
    Case Study
    Intermediate

    Enterprise users are demanding great software experiences, but the demand seems to be outpacing the ability to supply designers at many companies. And even if you could meet demand, how do you maintain consistent user experience across an enterprise? Come hear the story behind how ExxonMobil introduced an enterprise-wide design system to help scale great UX practices, enhance designer/developer interactions, and accelerate development of applications across the company.

  • Liked Soham Majumder
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    Soham Majumder - Right-Sizing your Design Approach

    Soham Majumder
    Soham Majumder
    Head of Design
    Snapdeal
    schedule 1 month ago
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    45 Mins
    Case Study
    Intermediate

    Digital products from first world countries often tout best-in-class technology, user experience, and metrics. But the design approach used in those contexts doesn’t work for all. How should we flex our process and tools when designing for startups or emerging markets, for example? How do things change when poor network coverage forces us to make compromises? How do we retain delight in these contexts? Soham Majumder will help you understand how to have a more nimble, adaptable design approach that will ultimately help you achieve greater success.