In the agricultural age, it took 182 years to build Notre Dame cathedral. In the industrial age, it took Bell Labs 22 years to design the push-button telephone. In the design age, you can build big, huge systems as fast as you can connect different frameworks. You no longer have 22 years — much less 182 years. To succeed in the design age, product development has to evolve.
Successful product teams have evolved into something akin to an emergency service:
Triage to identify what needs fixing
Treat acute, urgent problems as quickly and safely as possible
Prescribe actions to prevent future problems
Successful teams launch new products with big impacts quickly like a bomb going off: Boom. Successful teams are B.O.O.M. Units. In this presentation, we’ll examine the four attributes of these high-performing teams:
Balanced teams: activate the talents of every team member
Outcome-focused: teams focus relentlessly on the experience
On-time delivery: each team member delivers their part just-in-time
Maximized impact: team members choose the smallest change that creates the largest impact
To illustrate these behaviors, we’ll look at four stories that show BOOM Units in action, and for each behavior, we’ll look at a tool you can start using when you go back to work on Monday morning.
For developers, UXers, and project managers who want to deliver more innovation, you can transform your team for the inside out into high-performing BOOM Units.