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Scrum Jeopardy

12 Jan 2017

Using a game show to teach the basics of the Scrum Framework   I recently went on a Professional Scrum Master course run by the excellent folks at Elabor8 . Having subsequently passed my level 1 certification, I was keen to go back to SEEK and do a “refresher” on the framework with the Agile community. I was looking for a way to teach the Roles, Events and Artefacts used in...

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Why my design team meetings never start on time

03 Jan 2017

Late last year, the UX team at SEEK took the rare occurrence of having all our SEEK employment designers in the office at the one time as an opportunity to head out for a team offsite, and I kicked things off late, as usual. There’s a good reason though. Getting all* our designers together in the one place at the same time is always a joyous occasion for me. The room is filled with...

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The challenge of building a learning culture

21 Dec 2016

In January 2016, during our monthly Lean Coffee, the Agile Business Analysts / Iteration Managers here at SEEK were discussing knowledge sharing and learning. Historically there had been a few sessions where individuals had been sharing tips and tricks, but nothing with a regular cadence. Not enough time to learn. The overall feeling was that knowledge shares were really valuable, but...

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Game a start-up! Playing Lean with SEEK

20 Dec 2016

One of the best ways to learn to be a founder of a business or an entrepreneur within a large organisation is to…well, just do it! Playing Lean have created a great board game to teach Lean Start-Up mindset, methods & insights from the movement. I brought in my game, some hard knocks experience from heading up teams in start-ups and the wisdom of the great Lean Start-Up gurus; Steve...

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Don't forget to UX yourself

20 Dec 2016

Have you ever received an email from a UX colleague that made no sense because they hadn’t provided you with the necessary context? Have you ever asked your UX researcher how to do a small task and been told to refer to a 40-page process document?* Have you ever been at a presentation by a UXer and noticed a lot of technical or industry jargon being used without being explained? If...

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The dark side of efficiency

20 Dec 2016

In the tech industry we pursue the elimination of waste as a modus operandi — it’s even been codified in the Lean Software Development movement. Inefficiencies hinder the cost-effective delivery of goods and services; certainly the pursuit of reducing these — making those goods and services accessible for more consumers in the process — is an admirable one. For a time this was wildly...

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