Editing Service Design Workshop

A session at Lean Agile Scotland

Tuesday 4th October, 2016

8:30am to 5:00pm (GMT)

Do you play a design, engineering, quality, or operations role in a large enterprise? Have you ever felt like it’s incredibly hard to deliver quality value to your customers or end-users? Maybe you work on a team that describes what they do as providing a “service”? Would you like to help your team collaboratively create a more holistic view of the systems they are working in so that you can apply some of the methods, mindsets, and processes from Agile, Lean, or Design Thinking? Come learn how!

PraxisFlow coaches have been using a combination of principles-based processes and methods including ITIL Service Design, Social Practice Persons, Service Blueprints, and Wardley Maps to engage enterprise functions in Design Thinking and Service Design to create a better flow of value to business end-users. Our complexity-informed Service Design proposes that teams reimagine the systems they build and work within as complete sociotechnical systems. Systems that deliver value to users require the orchestrated interaction of humans and technology to deliver that value. Service Design equips designers and engineers with new tools, theory and praxis, to engage in productive discussions with operations (DesignOps anyone?) and management.

This session will focus on how to use a variety of tools including Social Practice Persons (created by PraxisFlow), Service Blueprints, and Wardley Maps (Value-Chain Maps) together in order to view systems from a holistic sociotechnical service perspective.

At PraxisFlow, we have learned by working with very large enterprises, that not all innovation efforts are worth the investments required as you scan across your portfolio. Exploring the intersections and interactions between these tools, teams can determine the best components of the value-chain to focus the appropriate design approaches (Design Thinking/LeanUX FTW!). The result is innovation efforts that hit with the most impact.

This session is delivered as a fast-paced workshop. You’ll learn first with your hands and your friends, then we’ll briefly explore theory and leave you with plenty of pointers for further practice, reading, and research opportunities.

Learning Outcomes:

*We’ll introduce the theory and method of building Social Practice Personas for identifying the skills, materials, artifacts, and meanings of interactions in complex socio-technical systems leveraged by knowledge workers to create new value streams.

*We’ll explore how Service Blue Prints can reveal the way user needs interact with the people and technologies in your organization from front-stage to back-office down to infrastructure and supporting dependent systems. We’ll explore questions like, “What does the customer need and see?” “What does the service organization do in response?” “What are the jobs-to-be-done?”

*You’ll learn how Wardley Maps help capture value-chains that show the interrelationships between user needs, technology adoption and sociotechnical practices and how service organizations can make strategic trade-off decisions in the delivery of end-user value.

*Finally, we’ll show how to manage the entire life-cycle of services across the whole service catalogue using Program and Portfolio Kanban systems aligned through Strategy Deployment.

About the speakers

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Jabe Bloom

Jabe Bloom has led teams and companies and developed software and products for almost 20 years

Jabe Bloom has led teams and companies and developed software and products for almost 20 years. He has served as a Chief Architect, Principal Technical Director and Chief Technical Officer. In each of these roles his focus has been on connecting creative, ideation processes with software engineering and operational excellence.

Jabe’s deep practical experience, constant experimentation, and extensive theoretical investigations and readings inform his public speaking and provide a foundation for his active mentorship to colleagues, clients and entrepreneurs. As a consultant, public speaker and writer, he works with a diverse clientele. He advises and trains clients on innovation and flow thinking through a series of lectures, workshops, classes and consulting.

Jabe has been a guest lecturer on Abductive Thinking and Creativity at NYU’s Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. He is an internationally recognized keynote speaker, addressing topics such as Lean Systems, LeanUX, Complexity Theory, Psychology and Sociology, Management as Design and Design Thinking.

He is currently the Chief Flow Officer at PraxisFlow, a consultancy that helps organizations take a systems level view of their work. Mr. Bloom holds a bachelor’s degree in Photography & Philosophy from Bard College (NY) and is currently pursuing a PhD in Design Studies at Carnegie Mellon University.

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Will Evans

Chief Design Officer at PraxisFlow

Will was previously the Managing Director of TLCLabs, the world's leading Lean Design Innovation consultancy where he has brought Lean Startup, LeanUX, and Design Thinking to large media, finance, and healthcare companies.

Before TLC, he led experience design and research for TheLadders in New York City. He has over 15 years industry experience in design innovation, user experience strategy and research. His roles include directing UX for social network analytics & terrorism modeling at AIR Worldwide, UX Architect for social media site Gather.com, and UX Architect for travel search engine Kayak.com. He worked at Lotus/IBM where he was the senior information architect, and for Curl - a DARPA-funded MIT project when he was at the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science.

He lives in New York, NY, and drinks far too much coffee. He Co-Founded and Co-Chaired the LeanUX NYC conference, and is the User Experience track chair for the Agile 2013 and Agile 2014 conferences.

Previous #LASCOT talks include:
Exploration & Exploitation Mindsets in Design-Driven Enterprises - 2014
LeanUX is a Useful F&*king Lie

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  • Jabe Bloom
  • Sean Ellis
  • Will Evans

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Time 8:30am5:00pm GMT

Date Tue 4th October 2016

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