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.
If you’d like to hear or see me, try my radio opinion piece on KQED or the video of my talk on why everyone should do support.
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.