1. Ship it: Staying Lean at LivingSocial by Andy Atkinson


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    Andy Atkinson has worked as a full-stack Rails engineer on consumer-facing projects at LivingSocial for 2 years. He has been part of the rapid growth of the engineering team from 10 to 80, from working independently, to being part of a team of engineers, designers, and managers. In that time he has experienced the challenges of continuing to release new products and features to consumers at the same rate of speed and level of quality within a rapidly growing organization.

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    • Doug Abrams - The Key To Architecting Transformational Ideas


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      Doug Abrams, Founder of Idea Architects, gives his best insight to architect transformational ideas.

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      • Keeping the Agile Energy Flowing - Transformation Beyond Agile Teams


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        As more and more companies attempt to leverage agile development practices toward increased business effectiveness, managers are beginning to realize the broader organizational implications of agile. They are discovering that true agility goes beyond just agile teams. Agile's focus on team delivery and execution alone exposes gaps in the organization's ability to be adaptive. Existing rules, structures, processes, and leadership styles present problems - they don’t seem to fit the way agile teams are operating, and - at worst - actually get in the way and cause conflict. The result is a fizzled transition- one that starts with excitement and energy, and eventually becomes tiresome and regresses. To be sustainable, effective agile practice must somehow address the broader organization - Agile must move beyond the agile team. In this webinar, you will: *Learn how focusing solely on team delivery and execution results in eventual regression, and how to determine if your transition is headed this way. *Be introduced to a 5-perspective model to assess, strategize and drive your agile change effort, at a pace your organization can handle. *Begin to explore the exciting world of catalytic leadership, and how it can enable change that sticks.

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        • What is BigVisible Coaching?


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          At BigVisible our primary focus is agile coaching for organizational agility and innovation. We know that despite the seeming simplicity of agile practices, organizational transformation can be challenging. What is the BigVisible Difference? BigVisible agile coaches are dedicated to one company at a time. We’ll be there when you need us, helping you learn, removing impediments, and adapting your processes to fit your specific goals. We focus on people, ideas, and processes—not tools. BigVisible believes in agile coaching for organizational agility and innovation. We don’t sell tools—our own or anyone else’s. Our coaches form a large, cohesive team that collaborates frequently and can grow to meet your needs. We chat on yammer, get together in person each month, and are dedicated to learning and growing with one another. We have experience with large-scale enterprises (and large-scale problems). All of our coaches have experience in big companies and know what it’s like to push back against the status quo. Check us out: www.BigVisible.com

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          • Lean Startup in the Enterprise IGNITE talk with David Bland


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            Watch as David Bland from BigVisible talks Lean Startup in the Enterprise at the Lean Startup Conference in San Francisco Dec 3rd. What is an IGNITE Talk? You get 5 minutes .You have self timed slides that change every 15 seconds. So you have to get to the point and make it count. This talk includes, zombies, experiments, and tips to survival. What is Lean Startup and how can it help your large organization. Lean Startup has gone beyond start-ups and entered the enterprise - you need to know how and why to keep your company thriving. For more information on Lean Startup in the enterprise and how to make it count visit us at BigVisible.com - there you will find more invaluable resources from David Bland including free webinars, articles and survival guides. www.BigVisible.com

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            • Designing Your Organization for Innovation


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              You can’t create an innovative company by saying “Thou Shalt Be Innovative,” or by adding it to the company values statement. Rather, it requires a solid understanding of what motivates people and may require a deep examination of organizational structures, culture, and leadership styles which may be barriers. As a result of this examination, a company (or part of a company) can take a measured approach to changing the organizational environment, resulting in an innovative culture that sticks. Leaders championing this approach of “environment design” begin to naturally develop catalytic leadership behaviors that result in: Increased responsiveness to change Unleashed creativity Greater job satisfaction in their people In this webinar, Jim will begin to explore how a company can become more innovative via environment design and catalytic leadership.

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              • Startupz.com Intro


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                Launching a successful startup is an awesome adventure, but it’s a complex and hard process to get right. Startupz.com takes you from an idea, to getting it validated, to successfully launching your first Minimum Viable Product. Design and validate your first Startup Canvas, Build your team by finding your Co-Founders, Fund your Minimum Viable Product, Then actually design and build your MVP, and launch it successfully. Startupz.com is integrated with industry leaders: Angellist, LinkedIn, GitHub, PivotalTracker, MixPanel and Google Apps. All best practices brought together in a single awesome tool. Signup now to register for the Startupz.com launch!

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                • Set your service innovation on fire!


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                  How to innovate faster, safer - and make your services stick!
 ... With markets becoming increasingly transparent, customer experience has become a crucial factor of differentiation, making innovation in this area indispensable. This talk shows how service providers can speed up their innovation process and make it more reliable based on the iterative development cycle of build – measure – learn. With a metaphoric comparison to the world of rock climbing, the talk will clarify the working principle of this service design approach using short iterations of user research, ideation, prototype development and validation by user testing. You will learn why this process is a valuable alternative to relying on predictability and the honing of known processes to mitigate risk and leave you with an incentive to try it yourself.

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                  • Startups: why you MUST start with user/customer experience strategy.


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                    This past Monday I was honored to speak to a room full of entrepreneurs as part of Lean Startup Baltimore, spearheaded by the generous, fearless Sarge Salman. The point I wanted to hammer home is that no matter what kind of product you're imagining, designing or building, you cannot afford to ignore user and/or customer experience. If you fail at the UX part, you fail, PERIOD. This is the video Sarge shot of my lecture; I hope you find it useful, and I would love to hear your feedback on what you see and hear.

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                    • Laura Klein It's Our Research interview


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                      An interview with Laura Klein conducted by Tomer Sharon, a Google UX researcher, to accompany his book, "It's Our Research: Getting stakeholder buy-in for user experience research projects". Laura is a Principal at Users Know and mostly works with startup teams on UX research and design. She blogs about UX, Research, Product Management, and Lean Startup at http://www.usersknow.com.

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