I had an opportunity to attend a LEAN UX (User Experience) workshop taught by Jeff Gothelf from Neo last week.
Jeff did a great job delivering the materials. The workshop was fun and informative. If you get a chance to attend one of these, I would highly recommend it. If you cannot, then reading Jeff’s book would be worthwhile, LEAN UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience.
While there are many parallels that can be drawn from RMC’s Agile Practice and workshops, there are insights from Jeff’s workshop that are interesting from a product design and product marketing perspective that are worth exploring.
There was an interesting mix of attendees at the workshop, ranging from product marketing, to developers, to managers, to graphics designers and even a few sales and account management types. The companies represented included product companies, digital media, agencies, and graphics design to name but a few.
The underlying theme for Agile in general is that companies need to get quality products to market quickly, particularly software products. The other large take away is that change and transformation are imperative if a company wants to remain relevant and viable.
This is a reason RMC Learning Solutions offers Coaching, Mentoring, Adoption, and Transformation services as part of our training solutions. We find our customers really need to get hands on experience with the training so they can get their teams up to speed and working effectively as quickly as possible.