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Balanced Team NYC Sunday Salon April 13, 2014

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Opening remarks to the April 13 2014 Balanced Team Salon post LeanUX. Slides are an overview to what Balanced Team is, a bit of history, culture and approaches.

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Balanced Team NYC Sunday Salon April 13, 2014

  1. 1. NYCSUNDAYSALON http://www.flickr.com/photos/101018579@N06/12039950056/
  2. 2. Welcome
  3. 3. Balanced Team is
  4. 4. ! A Conversation ! ! Self Organizing ! ! Global !
  5. 5. Range of folks (software professionals design, development, testing, product management, marketing, sales..) ! who are/want to make great products in a collaborative cross functional approach
  6. 6. Summit ! multiple days sharing info, case studies, pre arranged speakers
  7. 7. Salon ! one day sharing info informal after another event
  8. 8. personal side note
  9. 9. Issue of the Day: Agile & UX
  10. 10. No more Us and Them ! @johannakoll
  11. 11. Culture
  12. 12. Culture
  13. 13. Any one who can, should ! Trust ! Iterative/collaborative ! Open space ! Participation range: bees/ butterflies ! Vote with your feet ! Carry information forward
  14. 14. Methods
  15. 15. Open Space
  16. 16. Standing Circle
  17. 17. Lighting Talks
  18. 18. Fishbowl
  19. 19. Nosh/Schmooze/Drink
  20. 20. Play
  21. 21. Agenda ! • 10:45 WELCOME (30m) Balanced Team history, introduce CONVERSATION ACTIVITY • 11:15 GENERATE (30m) start to generate topics, (put topic and NAME OF PROPOSER on sticky) • 11:45 DECIDE (15m) dot vote, assign topics and leaders to conversation areas • 12:00 CONVERSATION ONE (30m): People start first break out sessions, facilitator makes poster • 12:30 STAND-UP (15m): one speaker from group summarizes poster in a sentence. Next round of topics is circulated • 12:45 BREAK (30m): snack, form 2rd groups • 13:15 CONVERSATION TWO (30m): facilitator makes poster • 13:45 STAND-UP (15m): each group gives a 1-sentence description • 14:00 BREAK (15m): bring posters to central area, people can review/comment on posters • 14:15 REASSEMBLE (15m): explain FISHBOWL • 14:30 FISHBOWL (60m): moderated group discussion • 15:30 CLOSING CIRCLE (30m): each person says one thing they will take forward • 16:00 ANNOUNCEMENTS: Adios! What’s the next event? What’s the next bar? Off to the bar
  22. 22. Questions?

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