Want to make your teams more successful? Change their names.

Boom! Lots of companies these days echo the “fail fast, fail often” mantra. Yet, when push comes to shove (and by push, I mean getting code out to production) very few teams are wiling to absorb any real kind of failure. The risk of not shipping *something*, anything, is too great so inevitably something goes … Continue reading Want to make your teams more successful? Change their names.

Lean IA: Getting out of the deliverables business

Updated: This topic has been expanded with a broader focus from Lean IA to Lean UX. The full essay version of the topic can be found on Smashing Magazine while the most recent presentation deck version can be found on Slideshare.   Traditionally Information Architecture (and its siblings Interaction Design, UX Design, et al) has … Continue reading Lean IA: Getting out of the deliverables business