Speaking used to scare me silly, but lately it has gotten fun. I mainly talk about applying Agile and Lean Startup approaches in startup contexts. I rarely give the same talk twice: for me speaking is about addressing a particular audience’s needs.
Selected talks and workshops
Selected talks and workshops include:
- June 2015 – Why You Should Do Support – From Balanced Team Summit 2015, this is about how everybody on a team should have knowledge of and empathy for their users if they want to build great products.
- October 2014 – Agile Update: Is It For You? – part of an IEEE Panel on Agile methods; I took the position that people shouldn’t “do Agile”
- August 2014 – Agile and Lean Roots – a talk at PARC on the relationship between Agile and Lean
- May 2014 – Creating a Sustainable Lean Startup – at Lean Kanban North America and available as part of the Gemba Academy’s Gemba Live
- January 2013 – MVPs – a joint presentation on and clinic for Lean Startup MVPs
- May 2011 – Going the Distance: Building a Sustainable Startup – a talk on Lean Startup engineering and culture practices
- January 2009 – Long Bets – a talk at the Prediction Markets Summit on Long Bets and how we designed for maximum longevity
- August 2008 – Meshing Gears: Real-world examples of how design and development integrate—and fail to – presented at Agile 2008
- August 2004 – UI Design as Part of an Agile Process – a joint workshop with Mike Kuniavsky at XP/Agile Universe
- April 2001 – High Tech Art – at the legendary Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop, a talk on the technology behind the G7 Stock Puppets, a multi-ton data-driven artwork.
Slides are available on request.