1
LosAngelesSalon
flickr:	
  markusnl/5558708984
2
Balanced	
  Team	
  is	
  a	
  global	
  movement	
  made	
  up	
  of	
  
people	
  who	
  value	
  mul--­‐disciplinary	...
3
Where	
  did	
  Balanced	
  
Team	
  come	
  from?
4
Aug	
  2009,	
  Chicago
Agile	
  Evolu+on	
  at	
  @	
  Agile	
  2009
5
2008
6
7
Let’s	
  have	
  a	
  summit!
8
Jan	
  2010,	
  San	
  Francisco	
  
Agile	
  /	
  UX	
  Retreat	
  @	
  Cooper
9
10
Visual	
  thinking
11
Fishbowls
12
13
“...there	
  was	
  a	
  strong	
  feeling	
  among	
  us	
  that	
  we	
  are	
  
moving	
  toward	
  (or	
  have	
  a...
14
No	
  more	
  
“US	
  and	
  
THEM”	
  
thinking
15
Agile	
  UX	
  Retreat	
  in	
  London
•Two	
  day	
  workshop...
•Anders	
  and	
  Johanna	
  hosted
Agile	
  UX	
  ev...
16
Jul	
  2010,	
  Grand	
  Rapids
Agile	
  /	
  UX	
  Retreat	
  @	
  Atomic	
  Object
17
Community
18
Visual	
  thinking
19
Break-­‐outs
20
21
“...the	
  idea	
  that	
  what	
  we	
  were	
  really	
  
discussing	
  was	
  a	
  post-­‐industrial	
  approach	
  ...
22
We	
  need	
  a	
  name!
23
We	
  need	
  a	
  blog!
24
Dec	
  2010,	
  New	
  York
Agile	
  /UX	
  Retreat	
  @	
  Pivotal	
  Labs
25
Community
26
Lightning	
  talks
27
28
We	
  need	
  a	
  conference!
29
Feb	
  2011,	
  during	
  IxDA
DeLUX	
  Boulder
30
31
Community
32
Lightning	
  talks
33
Sep	
  2011,	
  San	
  Francisco
Balanced	
  Team	
  @	
  Hot
Theme:	
  Geing	
  PracWcal
34
Community
35
Lightning	
  talks
36
Fishbowls
37
Hands-­‐on	
  acWviWes
38
“The	
  highlight	
  for	
  me	
  this	
  year	
  was	
  to	
  hear	
  
reports	
  from	
  such	
  a	
  wide	
  breadth...
39
Mar	
  2012,	
  during	
  SxSW
DeLUX	
  Aus+n
40
Lightning	
  talks
41
Jun	
  2012,	
  Chicago
Balanced	
  Team	
  @	
  IDEO
Theme:	
  Welcoming	
  the	
  Business	
  Perspec+ve
42
Community
43
Invited	
  speakers
44
Fishbowls
45
Open	
  Spaces
46
Apr	
  2013,	
  New	
  York
Balanced	
  Team	
  Brunch	
  @	
  Neo
47
Open	
  Space
48
Fishbowls
49
Jun	
  2013,	
  London
50
November	
  2013,	
  SF
Balanced	
  Team	
  @	
  Carbon	
  Five
51
Balanced	
  Team	
  SF	
  2013
• Invited	
  Speakers
• Fishbowls
• Lightning	
  talks
• Open	
  Space
• Community
52
53
LosAngelesSalon
flickr:	
  markusnl/5558708984
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Balanced Team LA Salon

  1. 1. 1 LosAngelesSalon flickr:  markusnl/5558708984
  2. 2. 2 Balanced  Team  is  a  global  movement  made  up  of   people  who  value  mul--­‐disciplinary  collabora-on   and  itera-ve  delivery  focused  on  customer  value   as  a  source  for  innova-on.   We're  a  self-­‐organizing  group  that  learns  from  each   other  as  we  explore  processes  and  methodologies   to  create  great  things.   We  welcome  people  who  wear  many  hats  (design,   development,  tes?ng,  product  management,   marke?ng  and  sales,  to  name  a  few).
  3. 3. 3 Where  did  Balanced   Team  come  from?
  4. 4. 4 Aug  2009,  Chicago Agile  Evolu+on  at  @  Agile  2009
  5. 5. 5 2008
  6. 6. 6
  7. 7. 7 Let’s  have  a  summit!
  8. 8. 8 Jan  2010,  San  Francisco   Agile  /  UX  Retreat  @  Cooper
  9. 9. 9
  10. 10. 10 Visual  thinking
  11. 11. 11 Fishbowls
  12. 12. 12
  13. 13. 13 “...there  was  a  strong  feeling  among  us  that  we  are   moving  toward  (or  have  already  entered)  a  Post-­‐Agile   Paradigm,  meaning  that  what  we  really  are  talking   about  here  is  not  the  Agile  your  grandparents  knew   and  loved,  er,  I  mean  the  Agile  which  the  original   signatories  (of  which  one  of  them,  Ward,  was   aVending)  arWculated  in  2001.    Remember,  Agile  in  its   original  form  is  largely  silent  about  UX.    Our   conversaWon  was  about  a  paradigm  in  which  the  voice   of  UX  plays  an  equal  role  in  the  project  chorus.” Anders  Ramsay h-p://www.andersramsay.com/2010/02/04/notes-­‐from-­‐the-­‐agile-­‐ux-­‐retreat-­‐at-­‐cooper/
  14. 14. 14 No  more   “US  and   THEM”   thinking
  15. 15. 15 Agile  UX  Retreat  in  London •Two  day  workshop... •Anders  and  Johanna  hosted Agile  UX  event  in  Boca  Raton •Evening  event  at  Agile  ’10... •Desiree  hosted
  16. 16. 16 Jul  2010,  Grand  Rapids Agile  /  UX  Retreat  @  Atomic  Object
  17. 17. 17 Community
  18. 18. 18 Visual  thinking
  19. 19. 19 Break-­‐outs
  20. 20. 20
  21. 21. 21 “...the  idea  that  what  we  were  really   discussing  was  a  post-­‐industrial  approach   to  collabora+ve,  interdisciplinary,  crea+ve   team  work  was  given  serious  debate.”   Carl  Erickson h-p://spin.atomicobject.com/2010/07/16/grand-­‐rapids-­‐agile-­‐ux-­‐retreat/
  22. 22. 22 We  need  a  name!
  23. 23. 23 We  need  a  blog!
  24. 24. 24 Dec  2010,  New  York Agile  /UX  Retreat  @  Pivotal  Labs
  25. 25. 25 Community
  26. 26. 26 Lightning  talks
  27. 27. 27
  28. 28. 28 We  need  a  conference!
  29. 29. 29 Feb  2011,  during  IxDA DeLUX  Boulder
  30. 30. 30
  31. 31. 31 Community
  32. 32. 32 Lightning  talks
  33. 33. 33 Sep  2011,  San  Francisco Balanced  Team  @  Hot Theme:  Geing  PracWcal
  34. 34. 34 Community
  35. 35. 35 Lightning  talks
  36. 36. 36 Fishbowls
  37. 37. 37 Hands-­‐on  acWviWes
  38. 38. 38 “The  highlight  for  me  this  year  was  to  hear   reports  from  such  a  wide  breadth  of   contexts.  This  style  of  work  is  spreading,  in   fact,  it’s  on  it’s  way  to  becoming  the  new   normal.  In  our  closing  reflec+ons,  one   young  designer  said,  I’m  afraid  I’ll  never  be   able  to  go  back  to  working  any  other  way.” Josh  Seiden h-p://joshuaseiden.com/blog/2011/09/balanced-­‐team-­‐september-­‐2011/
  39. 39. 39 Mar  2012,  during  SxSW DeLUX  Aus+n
  40. 40. 40 Lightning  talks
  41. 41. 41 Jun  2012,  Chicago Balanced  Team  @  IDEO Theme:  Welcoming  the  Business  Perspec+ve
  42. 42. 42 Community
  43. 43. 43 Invited  speakers
  44. 44. 44 Fishbowls
  45. 45. 45 Open  Spaces
  46. 46. 46 Apr  2013,  New  York Balanced  Team  Brunch  @  Neo
  47. 47. 47 Open  Space
  48. 48. 48 Fishbowls
  49. 49. 49 Jun  2013,  London
  50. 50. 50 November  2013,  SF Balanced  Team  @  Carbon  Five
  51. 51. 51 Balanced  Team  SF  2013 • Invited  Speakers • Fishbowls • Lightning  talks • Open  Space • Community
  52. 52. 52
  53. 53. 53 LosAngelesSalon flickr:  markusnl/5558708984
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