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Steven Clarke
Developer Division UX team
Microsoft
@StevenClarke12, stevencl@microsoft.com
~50 million lines of code
~8 million users
~65000 engineers worldwide
Dispassionate observers
Dysfunctional teams
Lean is rising
“Lean UX is the practice of bringing the true
nature of a product to light faster, in a
collaborative, cros...
Attend UX Scotland
and Jeff’s talks
Don’t try to do it all at once
Defining outcomes can be
difficult
Cumulative learning
Involve everybody on the team.
Really.
Get stuff up on the wall
You won’t always get it right
first time. You need to iterate
It’s tough for people to give
up their roles
Choose the cadence that suits
you and your team
No more BDUF…
…doesn’t mean no vision
Power of storytelling
Remote colleagues make life
a little more difficult.
Not impossible
Lessons Learned from Adopting Lean UX
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Lessons Learned from Adopting Lean UX

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Some lessons we have learned adopting Lean UX practices in the Visual Studio UX team at Microsoft.

These slides were presented at UX Scotland 2014

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Lessons Learned from Adopting Lean UX

  1. 1. Steven Clarke Developer Division UX team Microsoft @StevenClarke12, stevencl@microsoft.com
  2. 2. ~50 million lines of code ~8 million users ~65000 engineers worldwide
  3. 3. Dispassionate observers
  4. 4. Dysfunctional teams
  5. 5. Lean is rising “Lean UX is the practice of bringing the true nature of a product to light faster, in a collaborative, cross functional way.” “Continuous engagement allows you to strip away heavy deliverables in favor of techniques that allow us to build shared understanding with our teammates”
  6. 6. Attend UX Scotland and Jeff’s talks
  7. 7. Don’t try to do it all at once
  8. 8. Defining outcomes can be difficult
  9. 9. Cumulative learning
  10. 10. Involve everybody on the team. Really.
  11. 11. Get stuff up on the wall
  12. 12. You won’t always get it right first time. You need to iterate
  13. 13. It’s tough for people to give up their roles
  14. 14. Choose the cadence that suits you and your team
  15. 15. No more BDUF… …doesn’t mean no vision
  16. 16. Power of storytelling
  17. 17. Remote colleagues make life a little more difficult. Not impossible

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