Tom shares our collaborative team process where everyone participates in planning and moderating with customer sessions to discover the right answers. Questions about the talk? Leave them in the comments!
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At Redbubble we are about supporting the communities that love creating. Whether the creation is web products, set work or any engaging experience, it doesn’t matter. It’s our commitment to foster and nurture those that are passionate. One of the initiatives in the web product arena is supporting the LAST Conference (@LASTConf) – a small, local grass roots event all about product development. Craig and Ed the team at LAST work hard to get great speakers and sponsors that live and breathe product and if you have attended, you’d understand it’s a great day.
Last Wednesday, we hosted a meet-up of the Agile Product Owners and Business Analysts group. The title of this meetup was “Validated Learning and Outcomes Using Lean Startup and Agile“. At Redbubble, we believe that sharing the knowledge and the experience we have is important for the community. We are grateful to have such capable and keen people around us and hosting an event like this would allow us to make the world a better place. We also wanted to talk about how we practice Lean Startup and Agile principles to achieve our goals of increasing value to our customers.
Some time ago, we stumbled on a way of looking at organising development teams courtesy of Spotify. According to this paper (PDF, and also an excellent read), Spotify organise their teams in several orthogonal ways. Redbubble is quite similar.
Here at Redbubble, we do more than just sling code around all day long. We’re always interested in finding out more about our users, how they interact with the website, and what it is they’re actually trying to achieve when they’re on it. Now throw in some Arts and Crafts. What we get out is what’s called a Noticeability Study. This is an interesting User Research/UX technique which is designed to reveal which parts of a web page users actually notice. It is also incredibly quick to run – we’ve found we can run through one of these in less than half an hour. From this you can start to make inferences about what parts of your design are actually important (rather than