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Adrian is passionate about building effective teams and great products. He co-founded Quietstars to help companies do that using Lean, Agile and UX practices.

You'll find him working with startup and product development teams — doing everything from coaching & teaching to hands on UX & dev work. With more than 15 years experience working with startups, established businesses and agencies Adrian is an active member of the Agile and Lean UX communities. He's also a mentor for Lean Startup Machine and speakup.io.

You'll often find him ranting in a corner of the bar about how agile, business and user experience folk need to play nice together. Be kind and buy him whisky.


May
30
comment Shouldn't UX be Lean and Agile inherently?
"Lean UX is all about reducing the amount of deliverables" - I disagree. The "lean" in "lean ux" (and "lean startup" come to that) isn't "less stuff" - it comes from the lean thinking world (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lean). The goal isn't reduction of deliverables - it's a side effect. The goal is not doing wasteful work when there are more effective mechanisms to produce great products.
May
30
comment Shouldn't UX be Lean and Agile inherently?
Hey Stewart. I want to comment since I've actually down voted you (rare for me ;-) and wanted to explain why. While there are some differing opinions on the precise definition of Lean UX I think the way you presented it here is so far from the majority view it's good as wrong in some aspects. To pick some specifics:
May
30
comment Shouldn't UX be Lean and Agile inherently?
"if you're not an integral part of the development organization, then Lean UX can be tough, if not impossible (correct me if I'm wrong on this assertion)" - You're not wrong ;-) It is much harder. You might find this session where Johanna Kollmann & Martina Schell talk about doing Lean UX in an agency environment of interest - good stuff vimeo.com/62646947
May
30
answered Is the Agile Manifesto based on UX philosophies (or vice versa)?
May
28
answered Shouldn't UX be Lean and Agile inherently?
May
27
answered Forcing users to use a new password everytime they reset
May
26
answered Why do ATMs need to take your card in?
May
22
awarded  Guru
May
21
awarded  Good Answer
May
21
awarded  Mortarboard
May
21
awarded  Enlightened
May
21
awarded  Nice Answer
May
21
answered Do American users also confuse the day and the month in dates like 01/02/2013
May
20
comment What makes OpenID so difficult to use by persons with no technical background?
An additional drawback - the choice problem hits when folk log in too. Stackexchange usually remembers my details. When it forgets, or when I use a new browser or a different machine, I have to remember which of the N different options will actually log me in ;-/
May
19
answered What is the best approach to design registration page
May
19
comment What is the best approach to design registration page
Every single time I have /tested/ openid with "normal" users as opposed to technical folk it's caused more problems than it's solved. Every. Single. Time. Has anybody's experiences been different?
May
16
answered Comparing the WAMMI and SUS scales
May
16
comment What options to give for multiple choice subjective feedback?
Well - it depends on what information you are after and why... You might, for example, be interested in tracking trends in general satisfaction over time. In which case specific questions can get in the way (by either not covering things you may not think about, by making the survey too long, etc.)
May
11
answered When to ask for apparel size in a shopping app?
May
7
answered Best order for the company history page?