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The Balanced Team Movement


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Presented at the Lean UX 2014 conference April 10, 2014 …

Presented at the Lean UX 2014 conference April 10, 2014

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  • 2. @thinknow GOT IDEAS?
  • 3. @thinknow “...this year’s conference doesn’t just focus on Lean Startup or some other method or can people best work together, learn from each other, and develop a sense of empathy so that we can be more resilient and better adapt to these uncertain times?” @semanticwill
  • 4. @thinknow How do we make these ideas real? @thinknow
  • 5. @thinknow Practitioner-focused Learning community Open information sharing
  • 6. @thinknow Conferences Social events Resources Mailing List balanced
  • 7. @thinknow Balanced Team is a community of technical professionals exploring the potential of cross-functional, collaborative work
  • 8. @thinknow @balancedteam photo: @uxgrumpSan Francisco 2013
  • 9. @thinknow Create trust Share experiments Celebrate failure Welcome diverse voices
  • 10. @thinknow Balanced Team is a conversation
  • 11. @thinknow 2009 Agile Evolution Chicago
  • 12. @thinknow What is the relationship between UX and the Agile team? photo: @uxgrump@thinknow
  • 13. @thinknow San Francisco Grand Rapids New York 2010 Agile UX Retreats
  • 14. @thinknow No more “us and them” thinking @johannakoll
  • 15. @thinknow User Experience is not a role, it’s an outcome
  • 16. @thinknow “...a post-industrial approach to collaborative, interdisciplinary, creative team work was given serious debate.” @carl_erickson
  • 17. @thinknow
  • 18. @thinknow Balanced Team Conferences San Francisco 2011 Chicago 2012
  • 19. @thinknow Balanced Team Gatherings IxDA Boulder 2011 SxSW Austin 2012 LeanUX NYC 2012 London 2013 Los Angeles 2014 SxSW Austin 2014
  • 20. @thinknow Balanced Team is a laboratory
  • 21. @thinknow “In the post-industrial age, we need a model that works well for creative teams addressing challenges within complex systems” @mralancooper
  • 22. @thinknow Work in the industrial age
  • 23. @thinknow Focus on output
  • 24. @thinknow Work in the digital age
  • 25. @thinknow Focus on outcomes
  • 26. @thinknow Balanced Team is a question
  • 27. @thinknow How can creative teams work together to produce valuable, validated outcomes in an environment of extreme uncertainty?
  • 28. @thinknow Balanced individuals @thinknow
  • 29. @thinknow@thinknow Balanced decision-making
  • 30. @thinknow Balanced Team is a community
  • 31. @thinknow Not a method or process, a living community of practice
  • 32. @thinknow A place to experiment and share what you learn
  • 33. @thinknow Adrian Howard / Alison Austin / Alan Cooper / Alexa Roman / Andrew Korf / Andrew Malcolm / Anders Ramsay /Ariadna Font Llitjos / Becky Gessler / Bill Scott / Brittany Hunter / Cameron Wood / Chris Nodder / Courtney Hemphill / Dale Larson / David J Bland / Desirée Sy /J Calvin Hoot / Janice Fraser / Jared Spool / Jay Trimble / Jef Bekes / Jeff Gothelf / Jeff Patton / Jeremy Lightsmith / Janet Brunckhorst / Janice Fraser / Johanna Kollmann / Jon Innes / Jon Wettersten / Jonathan Berger / Josh Seiden / Lane Halley / Martina Schell / Mike Long / Moses Hohman / Paolo Lorenzoni / Paul Pagel / Robert Fan / Robert Slifka / Shawn Crowley / Steve McKiernan / Thomas G. Knight / Tim McCoy / Ward Cunningham / William Pietri / Zach Larson
  • 34. @thinknow
  • 35. @thinknow Balanced Team is a movement
  • 36. @thinknow A movement requires incubation
  • 37. @thinknow The working spaces of the enlightenment were salons
  • 38. @thinknow
  • 39. @thinknow The Agile Manifesto emerged from a salon
  • 40. @thinknow Manifesto for Agile Software Development We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have come to value: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Working software over comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over contract negotiation Responding to change over following a plan That is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more. Kent Beck Mike Beedle Arie van Bennekum Alistair Cockburn Ward Cunningham Martin Fowler © 2001, the above authors this declaration may be freely copied in any form, but only in its entirety through this notice. James Grenning Jim Highsmith Andrew Hunt Ron Jeffries Jon Kern Brian Marick Robert C. Martin Steve Mellor Ken Schwaber Jeff Sutherland Dave Thomas
  • 41. @thinknow
  • 42. @thinknow Balanced Team events bring interesting people together for productive conversations
  • 43. @thinknow Lightning Talks Austin 2014
  • 44. @thinknow Fishbowls photo: @_abenLos Angeles 2014
  • 45. @thinknow Open Space photo: @uxgrumpSan Francisco 2013
  • 46. @thinknow Workshops photo: @uxgrumpSan Francisco 2011
  • 47. @thinknow Collaboration photo: @pablohartGrand Rapids 2010
  • 48. @thinknow Social Time photo: @uxgrumpLondon 2013
  • 49. @thinknow Play Chicago 2012
  • 50. @thinknow Join the conversation! @balancedteam
  • 52. @thinknow @jeffpatton, @jseiden, @uxgrump, @mralancooper, @aremsan, @williampietri, @cattsmall, @chemphill, @jonathanpberger, @calexity, @andersramsay, @letterpress_se, @desireesy, @testobsessed, @giffco, @mlukanuski, @zachlarson and @balancedteam zeitgeist