Startup culture create fractures in commonly accepted product / service conceptsCame from Startup development – MastNetworks
3-5 developersPivot as experiments dictateSuccess/Fail-why feedback loopRan video app startup 2003-07
Students were usingmobile devices – iPhones/AndroidBut we did not have any apps to address this.Working at time with my colleague – John Wang
We did not have any staff capabilities on new mobile platforms
Does this look familiar?Managerial culturePast is managed effectivelyStable/Low Risk
Think of this as San Francisco culture. Creation/Sharing cultureFast moving.Knowledge networks.
Maintaining PastCreating Future
Change how we approach work
Students naturally work like this...Get assignment, Then go off on their own to completeNot done at desk 9-5
Iterative development is the modeWaterfall – All requirements up front
Group is part of the demographic.Students Inform every stage of development.
Worldcat,Goodreads, Serials SolutionsWrite our own API layers on top of our apps
On a budgetFor less than 1 FTE – Student groupThere is a lot of competition with MOOCs…Udacity, Coursera, Codeacademy, MIT, Standford…10K Bachelors
Students work with companies in summer – internships
Keep it open and flexible.
Demo Github – Article SearchArticles.stashd.org
Innovation is smeared over time
Starts on my notepad…drafting out potentials.Share app concepts in meeting.Then see if app ideas serve real application
Recruit via current members.They work in teams for classes and suggest best team-matesAlso, via the work our students do….USC Hackathon winners.
Hiring in advance of departureKnowledge overlap.Github Wiki
Newest tools and cloud resources are being utilized as a result.Other staff are getting involved at the API layer of our apps…course reserves, autosuggest, etc.
Ask: how much would it could you to have a company building these apps?For less than the cost of 1 FTE we have a group that builds iOS/Android and Web/Tablet apps.Capabilities that did not exist in our system prior.
Main thing is to be able to envision new interactions and appsUnderstand all interactions in appsUnderstand User ResearchKnow how to wireframeKnow iOS/Android process and app store wrangling with University Legal.
Defense Flowing, person to personHierarchical
Work anytime/anywhereStructured work times/places Independent/casual meetupsStrength is in maintaining Work on Laptop Org Graphics: http://www.game-changer.net/2010/11/19/radical-management-it-isn%E2%80%99t-just-w-l-gore/
Defense Offense Flowing, person to
personHierarchical Flowing, peer-to-peer Work anytime/anywhereStructured work times/places Work anytime/anywhere Independent/casual meetupsStrength is in maintaining Strength is in creating Work on Laptop Being “effective” is only rule Org Startup/Students Graphics: http://www.game-changer.net/2010/11/19/radical-management-it-isn%E2%80%99t-just-w-l-gore/
“Create the conditions under which
people can flourish” Sir Ken RobinsonQuestions/ConversationKevin Rundblad Todd GrapponeUX & Social Technology Strategist AUL, Digital Initiatives & ITUCLA Library UCLA Library