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DESCRIPTIONA history of Balanced Team presented at the Balanced Team LA Salon February 12, 2013 @ Kluge
Los Angeles Salon
Balanced Team is a global movement made up of people who value mul--‐disciplinary collabora-on and itera-ve delivery focused on customer value as a source for innova-on.
We're a self-‐organizing group that learns from each other as we explore processes and methodologies to create great things.
We welcome people who wear many hats (design, development, tes?ng, product management, marke?ng and sales, to name a few).
Where did Balanced Team come from?
Aug 2009, Chicago
Agile Evolu+on at @ Agile 2009
Let’s have a summit!
Jan 2010, San Francisco
Agile / UX Retreat @ Cooper
“...there was a strong feeling among us that we are moving toward (or have already entered) a Post-‐Agile Paradigm, meaning that what we really are talking about here is not the Agile your grandparents knew and loved, er, I mean the Agile which the original signatories (of which one of them, Ward, was aVending) arWculated in 2001. Remember, Agile in its original form is largely silent about UX. Our conversaWon was about a paradigm in which the voice of UX plays an equal role in the project chorus.”
No more “US and THEM” thinking
Agile UX Retreat in London•Two day workshop...•Anders and Johanna hosted
Agile UX event in Boca Raton•Evening event at Agile ’10...•Desiree hosted
Jul 2010, Grand Rapids
Agile / UX Retreat @ Atomic Object
“...the idea that what we were really discussing was a post-‐industrial approach to collabora+ve, interdisciplinary, crea+ve team work was given serious debate.”
We need a name!
We need a blog!
Dec 2010, New York
Agile /UX Retreat @ Pivotal Labs
We need a conference!
Feb 2011, during IxDA
Sep 2011, San Francisco
Balanced Team @ HotTheme: Geing PracWcal
“The highlight for me this year was to hear reports from such a wide breadth of contexts. This style of work is spreading, in fact, it’s on it’s way to becoming the new normal. In our closing reflec+ons, one young designer said, I’m afraid I’ll never be able to go back to working any other way.”
Mar 2012, during SxSW
Jun 2012, Chicago
Balanced Team @ IDEOTheme: Welcoming the Business Perspec+ve
Apr 2013, New York
Balanced Team Brunch @ Neo
Jun 2013, London
November 2013, SF
Balanced Team @ Carbon Five
Balanced Team SF 2013• Invited Speakers• Fishbowls• Lightning talks• Open Space• Community