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A lot of distributed companies use Lean Startup techniques for product development. But it's challenging to successfully run customer development and cross-functional experiments with remote colleagues. William Donnell, lead design and UX specialist at Sodium Halogen, teaches the creative techniques his team uses for very effective Lean Startup approaches on a virtual team.

A lot of distributed companies use Lean Startup techniques for product development. But it's challenging to successfully run customer development and cross-functional experiments with remote colleagues. William Donnell, lead design and UX specialist at Sodium Halogen, teaches the creative techniques his team uses for very effective Lean Startup approaches on a virtual team.

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Use Lean Startup Techniques on a Remote Team by William Donnell - The Lean Startup Conference 12/10/14

  1. USE LEAN STARTUP TECHNIQUES on a Remote Team William Donnell @sodiumhalogen #leanremote
  2. I had a PROBLEM
  3. Lots of design thinking sketches, post-its, sharpies, whiteboards - 2D stuff
  4. How could we make Lean work for remote teams?
  5. 7 people : 4 time zones KY TN CA ID
  6. We do UX, UI and branding for clients all over US * *Austrailia & Brazil too
  7. THINGS WE BELIEVE 1. Ideas come from everywhere (accounting, HR – cross-disciplinary teams) 2. Don’t have to be in same room to create those ideas (collaborate, share ideas, create awesome products and experiences)
  8. How could we make Lean work for our remote team?
  9. You can make LEAN work with REMOTE TEAMS, but you have to be INTENTIONAL.
  10. TOOLS, METHODS & CULTURE
  11. TOOLS METHODS CULTURE
  12. We use lots of tools to collaborate
  13. VIDEO CHAT is best way to collaborate remotely
  14. With DISTRIBUTED TEAMS, it’s not just about COMMUNICATION, but COMMUNITY.
  15. Perceived Distance Theory remove senses – increase perceived distance
  16. Perceived Distance Theory remove senses – increase perceived distance Email Chat Phone Video
  17. Perceived Distance Theory remove senses – increase perceived distance Email Chat Phone Video
  18. Perceived Distance Theory remove senses – increase perceived distance Email Chat Phone Video
  19. Perceived Distance Theory remove senses – increase perceived distance Email Chat Phone Video
  20. Perceived Distance Theory remove senses – increase perceived distance Email Chat Phone Video sweetspot!
  21. Perceived Distance Theory remove senses – increase perceived distance Conference Call Email Chat Phone Video tear!
  22. #IRL
  23. #IRL
  24. not just COMMUNICATION, but COMMUNITY.
  25. VIDEO is the sweet spot! * *Awesome!
  26. The BEST TOOLS for video chat are the ones you ALREADY HAVE.
  27. The basic setup + Two laptops and video software
  28. How can we make it BETTER?
  29. Bring the camera to the wall
  30. Advanced setup + add a second camera
  31. Two camera Hangout hack one camera for faces. one for ideas.
  32. Two camera Hangout hack one camera for faces. one for ideas. iPhone on tripod laptop cam
  33. Two camera Hangout hack iPhone on tripod experiment hangout
  34. Two camera Hangout hack experiment hangout
  35. Set up TWO CAMERAS at EACH location + +
  36. Set up TWO CAMERAS at EACH location + + +
  37. Set up TWO CAMERAS at EACH location + + + + +
  38. We tried VIRTUAL tools, but came back to PEN & PAPER google docs screenshot virtual stickies screenshot
  39. Improvise
  40. Improvise #MacGyver
  41. OTHER TEAM COMMUNICATION?
  42. CHAT APPS
  43. WHERE ARE WE?
  44. PROJECT HUBS
  45. PROJECT HUBS
  46. PROJECT HUBS github.com/bradfrost/project-hub
  47. TOOLS METHODS CULTURE
  48. Daily Standup
  49. Daily Standup
  50. Virtual Lunch
  51. Virtual Lunch #FAIL
  52. Virtual Conference Room
  53. Hold your sketch up to the camera or share a phone pic
  54. How can we SHARE sketches faster? live sketching
  55. a BETTER second camera meet iPevo
  56. a BETTER second camera get the ideas out of your head and on to paper
  57. live sketching
  58. How can we SHARE whiteboard work faster?
  59. STREAMING WHITEBOARD iPhone streams online rocketboard.it
  60. How can we SHARE user testing and user feedback?
  61. USER TESTING iPhone screencast
  62. How can we REDUCE LAG in the feedback loop?
  63. Explain your ideas with screencasts
  64. Screencasts for teams in VERY different timezones.
  65. How can we build TRUST and team CAMARADERIE?
  66. in CA in TN in DC CAMP POPVOX
  67. TOOLS METHODS CULTURE
  68. CULTURE is what holds a team TOGETHER, & allows them to CREATE something AWESOME.
  69. CONSIDER OTHERS truly care about your team members
  70. We all admire SELFLESSNESS.
  71. try being SELFLESS
  72. HUMOR
  73. tell stories, laugh, be humans
  74. HUMOR ‘stache
  75. meow HUMOR
  76. HUMOR yup, a puppet april fool’s day
  77. WRITE SONGS? bit.ly/iloveluxr
  78. HUMOR
  79. onboarding?
  80. I’m in the wrong hangout.
  81. A PROBLEM solved being solved
  82. You can make LEAN work with REMOTE TEAMS, but you have to be INTENTIONAL.
  83. Make LEAN work with your REMOTE TEAM. these tips & more: SodiumHalogen.com/leanremote WILLIAM DONNELL wm@sodiumhalogen.com @sodiumhalogen #leanremote

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