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John Shook to Address Fellow Systems Thinkers at LEAN UX NYC

by Lex Schroeder
April 10, 2014

John Shook to Address Fellow Systems Thinkers at LEAN UX NYC

by Lex Schroeder
April 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Today is day 1 of LEAN UX NYC, a conference dedicated to helping individuals and organizations “incorporate Lean Startup, Lean UX, and Design Thinking to deliver for customers and drive top-line growth.” Having attended the conference last year, I can say the purpose also seems to be just time and space to think deeply about Lean and where the field is going, systems thinking, complexity science, how change happens, and why lean thinking and practice is so important given the problems and opportunities we face today (and collaborate with others who think about these same things, too).

John Shook, LEI Chairman and CEO, author of Managing to Learn, who you may know from the story of the joint GM/Toyota auto plant NUMMI, will give a keynote address today called “Lean Change: It’s Organizational and Personal.” Tomorrow, he'll lead a workshop on A3 thinking with lean coach Josh Howell, “Managing to Learn Using A3”. (Can't attend LEAN UX NYC? Check out when LEI faculty members are bringing Managing to Learn workshops to your area.)

In an interview with InfoQ, LEAN UX NYC organizer Will Evans describes the conference as a “gathering of people from a number of different disciplines that looks at the intersection between design, product, engineering, and operations and how those various disciplines can work together to deliver customer value under conditions of extreme market uncertainty.” Evans says he’s interested in something we at LEI have been interested in for 17 years as well: “helping people understand how value is created across the entire organization, not just in one department or silo.”

Follow LEAN UX NYC and John Shook’s keynote address on Twitter at #LeanUX14 and check out some related articles below:

"The Fight for the Meaning of Lean," by Michael Ballé
"Lean UX Conference Returns to NYC,"
by Todd Charon
“How to Change a Culture,” by John Shook
“Starting Up, Growing Up, and Starting Over,” by Jim Womack

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