Lean UX in the Enterprise

I've spent the past 5 years speaking, teaching, coaching and working with teams aspiring to bring a customer-centric point of view to their product development processes. Some have seen great success. Some, despite strong desire and a willingness to adapt have struggled. The challenges the successful teams have overcome have rarely been tactical ones. They've … Continue reading Lean UX in the Enterprise

7 Steps to Giving the Best Presentation of Your Life

  I give a lot of talks. I’d like to think I’m pretty good at it at this point. But it hasn’t always been this way. Sure, years of playing in bands gave me a level of stage comfort that many must overcome but I was the keyboard player – a sideman. When you’re giving … Continue reading 7 Steps to Giving the Best Presentation of Your Life

There is no such thing as UX strategy

2013 saw a lot of discussion around the topic of UX Strategy. In fact, there was at least one conference on the topic and a string of articles. However, all of this activity around a topic doesn't actually mean it exists. The reality is that there is no such thing as UX strategy. There is … Continue reading There is no such thing as UX strategy

7 things I learned at Lean Day: West

Earlier this week we put on Lean Day: West in Portland, OR. The goal of the conference was to bring together practitioners of lean, agile, lean startup and lean ux from the enterprise and share their stories of success, failure and most importantly learning. Our hope was that every attendee would take away at least … Continue reading 7 things I learned at Lean Day: West

Sneak preview rate expires very soon for Lean Day: West

I just wanted to drop everyone a quick note to let them know that the sneak preview pricing for Lean Day:West expires in 3 days - June 6th. After that, prices go up to the next tier - a $200 jump.   If you're interested in learning how to apply agile practices and lean startup … Continue reading Sneak preview rate expires very soon for Lean Day: West

Announcing the lineup for Lean Day: West 2013

We've put together a truly amazing lineup for this year's Lean Day: West conference. If you've been struggling making agile work in your organization and have been interested in how to apply lean thinking to your product development process, this event will shed light on those topics and more. We're kicking off the event with … Continue reading Announcing the lineup for Lean Day: West 2013

Lean Day: West – a conference for innovative product teams

I'm thrilled to announce the next event we, at Neo, are putting on this fall. Lean Day: West will take place September 16-17, 2013 in the gorgeous city of Portland, OR. Building off the momentum of Lean Day: UX, held back on March 1st, 2013 in NYC, this event is expanded to 2 days (we … Continue reading Lean Day: West – a conference for innovative product teams

Announcing Lean Day: UX – A Lean UX conference in New York City

I'm very proud to announce the launch of Lean Day: UX - a one day, single track Lean UX conference taking place on March 1st, 2013 in New York City. Continuing on the success of this year's Agile UX NYC, we've put together a program that dives deeper in to Lean UX tactics and how … Continue reading Announcing Lean Day: UX – A Lean UX conference in New York City

Why I spent my weekend talking Agile and User Experience

“What are you going to do this weekend?” “I’m going to hang out in the Financial District with a bunch of folks from various disciplines and locations to discuss the intersection of Agile and User Experience.” “All weekend? Um, that sounds like fun.” As it turns out, it was a lot more than fun. More … Continue reading Why I spent my weekend talking Agile and User Experience