AgileCamp Dallas - 11/1/19
Irving Convention Center
500 West Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving, Texas
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Innovation and Design [clear filter]
Friday, November 1

11:20am CDT

Recipe to Innovate – Creating a Culture Supporting Innovation
We have created a successful, repeatable program that gives product makers the freedom and autonomy to work on projects that are impactful and provide them the most energy.  Rather you call it a Code Jam, Hackathon, or Innovation Days, there are key components to creating an environment in your organization that will allow innovation to flourish.  Through these components, your teams can build a community where they can innovate where they are most passionate, learn new skills, create products and features that are most valuable to customers, and build a sense of community.

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Tiffany Randall

Senior Program Manager, Intuit
Tiffany Randall grew up in Atlanta, GA and studied Accounting at Georgia State University. Tiffany started her career at Intuit 6 years ago in Sales Tax Acquisition before transitioning to an Event Marketing Manager role overseeing the strategy and execution of Intuit’s company... Read More →
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Stephen Sosbee

Group Product Development Manager, Intuit
Stephen Sosbee grew up in Garland, TX and graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Finance. After graduating, Stephen pursued a career at Intuit where he was able to establish a track record of having customer empathy, strong execution capability and delivering impactful... Read More →

Friday November 1, 2019 11:20am - 12:20pm CDT
Jr Ballroom C

1:15pm CDT

DevOps ICU: (Correctly) Integrating UX, Product Design and Agile
Agile methodologies lack the details of how UX fits into software dev projects. Some suggest that a Product Manager describing features is enough for developers, UX should train others to do their specialized jobs, or excluding UX experts solves them being “too siloed” and “not collaborative.” This happens with no other role in software dev; it’s hurting culture, efficiency, and productivity, and creating poor products for customers.
Your customer only sees your UX, not 1000 developers or if you were Agile or Lean. Companies are figuring out that UX specialists and the User-Centered Design process are good investments that more than pay for themselves. Recent highly-publicized UX failures remind us that skimping on the UX process can alienate customers, create negative media attention, and burn millions of dollars.
Learn how the UX process fits into Lean and Agile; augments software dev goals; increases customer satisfaction; and saves time, money, and sanity before developers write a line of code.

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Debbie Levitt

CEO, Ptype UX Agency
Debbie Levitt, CEO of Ptype UX & Product Design Agency, has been a UX strategist, designer, and trainer since the 1990s. As a “serial contractor” who lived in the Bay Area for most of this decade, Debbie has influenced interfaces at Sony, Wells Fargo, Constant Contact, Macys.com... Read More →

Friday November 1, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm CDT
Jr Ballroom B

2:35pm CDT

The Achilles’ Heel of Agile Teams … Understanding Value
Delivering valuable software is a guiding principle for Agile team. Understanding how a product or service creates value for users and the organization is core aspect of the product owner and product manager roles. Yet value remains elusive and ambiguous for many teams as they struggle with how to articulate and validate value creation. This session invites participants to dive deeper into the exploring the concept of value. What does it mean for a product to be “valuable?” How does a team know if they are generating value or if any given development activity is producing value? How do we measure value?  The ability to articulate and distinguish between value-in-exchange vs value-in-use is one of the first steps on the journey. An increased focus on value-in-use has interesting applications for customer pricing and co-creation with users.

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Daniel Walsh

Founder & Principal, nuCognitive
Daniel is a transformational leader, entrepreneur, and product development coach. He is a passionate advocate for Lean, Agile, and system engineering methods and practices with over 21 years of engineering and product development experience. Prior to founding www.FiveWhyz.com, he was an engineering manager and a senior product consultant at Intel Corp. He has worked in areas as varied as product and process development, project management, sales, marketing, strategic planning, product management, and talent recruiting. Over the years, he has developed heuristics... Read More →

Friday November 1, 2019 2:35pm - 3:35pm CDT
Jr Ballroom B