UXDX Dublin

13 May 2020, 12:30 - 17:00

Product Development is Broken

66%

of features fail to deliver value

Microsoft started tracking every feature and discovered that only 33% of good ideas actually delivered the expected value

42%

of people have their hands tied

The delivery team know what is best but they are blocked by company structure and policies from doing the right thing.

22%

more time spent on rework

Teams that use legacy development practices spend more time on rework which kills motivation and slows delivery.

There's a Better Way of Building Products

Projects involve functions temporarily working together to deliver a set scope, but this limits the ability to learn about customers and forces a more short term view. What we need is for the right mix of skills across Product, UX, Design, Dev and Ops to be working together to learn, build and continuously improve the product. 

From Waterfall Projects
To Cross Functional Product Teams

What To Expect

UXDX Model

Learn the UXDX Model

Our mission is to help teams improve their processes and shift from being feature factories towards owning and delivery business outcomes. Hear about the challenges of successes of companies who are leading this shift and breaking down the barriers between development, design and product teams.

Alice Newton, Head of Product, World Remit

Global Trail Blazers

From nimble scaleups  to enterprises  talking about the challenges they're facing, how they're solving them and the focus areas. You'll learn proven strategies from teams who've already tested it in the market that you can leverage to speed up your delivery. 

2 men talking

Connect

Step out of the office for a day to learn and network on how others are speeding up product delivery. Grow your network by meeting new and old faces in your local city- get to ask the questions you don't feel like asking your team. 

Sharing their story

Our speakers have been selected to give you a snapshot into the product life-cycle, from research, to build, deploy and product launch. The goal will be to help you enhance your process which in turn will help you advance your product. 

Cian Mac Mahon

Cian Mac Mahon

Tech Lead, HubSpot

Gianni Clifford

Gianni Clifford

Product Design Manager, Zendesk

Rory Madden

Rory Madden

Founder, UXDX

David Sheridan

David Sheridan

Senior Digital Product Designer, Storyful

UXDX Dublin Agenda

13:00
Arrival & Networking



13:10
Opening Address



13:35
David Sheridan, Senior Digital Product Designer
Utilising Guilds to Develop & Support a Culture of Research

David Sheridan, Senior Digital Product Designer, Storyful

Design is more than just pixels. It's about how teams can utilise design thinking to solve the identified customer problems, and how can we validate the ideas the team comes up with actually works? The Design stream cover the key stages of ideation, hypothesis forming and validation through prototypes and other means. Independent product teams introduce a challenge for consistency so we also cover the best practices in design systems to mitigate these challenges.

14:05
Enabling the Team

Creating a product team isn't as simple as re-branding a project team. The responsibilities and expectations have changed - and change is hard. The Building a Team stream covers the...

Creating a product team isn't as simple as re-branding a project team. The responsibilities and expectations have changed - and change is hard. The Building a Team stream covers the mindset shift for people moving from working in clear silos to working collaboratively across UX, UI, Dev and Product and building the t-shaped skills necessary to support modern product development. It also covers the adaptive leadership approach required to guide and mentor the team to success.

14:35
Break



14:45
Cian Mac Mahon, Tech Lead
Designing, Implementing, and Analysing Product Experiments

Cian Mac Mahon, Tech Lead, HubSpot

People say that it's difficult to come up with ideas worth testing, that implementing a randomised controlled experiment is complicated, and that you need maths skills to analyse the results. These are dirty filthy lies.

In this talk, I'll give you the knowledge and tools required to quickly experiment, allowing you to build a demonstrably more useful product. I'll talk about how we do quick-iteration product experimentation in HubSpot, and help you understand how you can do the same at your organisation, no matter the size.

15:15
Architect & Build

Enabling teams to iteratively build solutions requires a different approach to architecture and development. The Big Design Up Front (BDUF) needs to be replaced with architectural forcing functions that ensure...

Enabling teams to iteratively build solutions requires a different approach to architecture and development. The Big Design Up Front (BDUF) needs to be replaced with architectural forcing functions that ensure that teams can self manage safely. The Architect and Build stream dives into the approaches for architecting systems knowing that changes will come and sharing approaches that companies are using to enable sustainable delivery over time.

15:45
Break



15:55
Customer Centricity

Every product must solve a customer need in a way that is profitable for the company. Too often companies lose the initial focus on the customer and focus purely on...

Every product must solve a customer need in a way that is profitable for the company. Too often companies lose the initial focus on the customer and focus purely on the business needs. It may work in the short term but it leaves the company exposed to competitors and disruption. The Customer Centricity stream focuses on the product management approaches to creating winning product strategies that connect the dots between customer needs and business outcomes.

16:25
Rory Madden, Founder
Turning Motivation into Action

Rory Madden, Founder, UXDX

Working as product teams delivers better results but making the shift involves changing how teams and companies work - and change is hard. 

How do we convince people that we have thought through the implications of the changes that we are proposing without getting bogged down in months of analysis, meetings and pointless whiteboard strategising. 

In this talk Rory will give an introduction to the UXDX framework, which is the result of years of hands on experience helping teams to make the transition from projects to products. 

16:50
Networking



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