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Defining and Developing Your UX Strategy and KPIs

Posted in Agile, Business Strategy, and Experience Design

I recently helped a large enterprise software organization define and develop their UX strategic objectives and Key Performance Indicators (KPI). We held a two-day offsite.…

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Create a Brilliant Product Roadmap

Posted in Business Strategy, Customer Insights, Leadership, Product, and Technology

Full disclosure, I love Aha! Product Management road-mapping software and have introduced it to several companies. When I saw this post by Brian de Haaff,…

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The Power of Optimism

Posted in Business Strategy, Career Advice, Culture, Innovation, Leadership, and Life

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill In today’s dynamic markets, teams must…

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How to Hire the Right User Experience Talent

Posted in Business Strategy, Experience Design, and Leadership

Over the years, this is the most consistent question I get asked is “How do you hire the right User Experience talent?” Here are my…

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Design Sprints with Sean Van Tyne on Portofino Media

Posted in Agile, Business Strategy, Customer Experience, Design Thinking, Experience Design, Product, and Technology

I joined host, Armond Merhabian, and co-host, Daniel Spencer, to discuss how Design Sprints can accelerate Product discovery and development. We discussed how Design Sprints…

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Customer Collaboration Over Contract Negotiation

Posted in Agile, Business Strategy, Design, Experience Design, Product, and Technology

Customer Collaboration Over Contract Negotiation is one of the four statements of the Agile Manifesto. If you are a small software company or you are…

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Joint Application Design

Posted in Business Strategy, Customer Experience, Design, Experience Design, Technology, and Voice of the Custostomer

IBM formalized the Joint Application Design process in 1974. In JAD, customers and end-users jointly define and design their solution with the solution provider that…

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Better Metrics for Measuring Agile Development Success

Posted in Agile, Business Strategy, Experience Design, Leadership, Product, and Technology

The term agile was first coined for this in 2001, in the Manifesto for Agile Software Development.  According to the manifesto Twelve Principles of Agile Software, their highest…

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Plans Don’t Fail. People Fail to Plan

Posted in Agile, Business Strategy, and Design

Yesterday I had the honor of giving the keynote speech at  SoCal UX Camp 2016 . My talk addressed some of the challenges of doing…

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Jeanne Bliss’s Five CX Competencies Transform Your Experience

Posted in Business Strategy, Customer Experience, Innovation, and Leadership

Jeanne Bliss shares with us in her post Five CX Competencies Transform Your Experience: CUSTOMERS AS ASSETS Your focus is to get leaders to make…

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