UXDX Munich

3 June 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. 

UXDX Munich Agenda

12:30
Lunch & Networking



12:50
Opening Address



13:00
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.

13:25
Continuous Research

The biggest waste in product development is building the wrong thing. Customer needs are shifting rapidly so you can't rely on a single up-front analysis phase. The Research stream goes...

The biggest waste in product development is building the wrong thing. Customer needs are shifting rapidly so you can't rely on a single up-front analysis phase. The Research stream goes into the tools, techniques and psychology required to deliver continuous research. But research is only valuable when it is used. The Research stream also covers the communication approaches that ensure the team understand, and can solve for, the underlying customer needs.

13:50
Ideate, Validate & Design

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...

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.

14:15
Break



14:30
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.

14:55
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. 

15:20
Product Launch

You are not Done when you get your software to production - in fact you are just starting! The Launch stream goes into the strategies that teams use to raise awareness of...

You are not Done when you get your software to production - in fact you are just starting! The Launch stream goes into the strategies that teams use to raise awareness of new features, onboard customers, track feature adoption and course correct when things don't go according to plan. 

15:45
Break



16:00
Continuous Delivery

Releases used to be measured in months - now they are measured in minutes. This can seem like an insurmountable challenge for companies dealing with legacy systems and long testing...

Releases used to be measured in months - now they are measured in minutes. This can seem like an insurmountable challenge for companies dealing with legacy systems and long testing cycles, but it is critical to enable the quick feedback cycles we need to learn about our customers. The Continuous Delivery stream dives into the approaches that companies are using to migrate safely away from legacy systems and automate their DevOps release processes.

16:25
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.

16:50
Networking



Join Us in Munich and Rethink Product Delivery

Venue: JetBrains

JetBrains creates professional software development tools for coding in Java, Kotlin, C#, C++, Ruby, Python, PHP, JavaScript and more languages, as well as advanced team collaboration tools.

At JetBrains, code is our passion. For over 18 years we have strive to make the strongest, most effective developer tools on Earth. By automating routine checks and corrections, our products speed up production, freeing developers to grow, discover and create.

Today, more than 1000 JetBrains colleagues work out of Check Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Russia, USA. Five million customers in 225 countries trust our tools daily. Kotlin, our own programming language, became an official language for Android development in 2017.

Elsenheimerstrasse 49, 80687 Munchen, Germany

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