DOps17 – Learning from DevOps

What DesignOps Can Learn from DevOps
Jess Sussna, Principla at Ingineering.IT

From the Design Operations Summit website:
Traditional approaches to maintaining consistency break down when confronted by the complexity of digital business. While DesignOps and related approaches such as DevOps can enhance speed and responsiveness, they risk generating their own kinds of silos, blockages, and breakdowns. This talk will present an agile governance model that scales without becoming brittle, slow, or invasive. It will describe principles and practices teams across-the design-operations spectrum can use to balance agility, coherency, and resilience.

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DOps17 – Collaboration Tools

Panel: Collaboration Tools
Abby Covert, Staff Information Architect at Etsy
Jenny Loza, Senior Product Manager at Atlassian, Inc.
Tomer Sharon, VP and Head of UX at WeWork
Marcin Treder, CEO at UXPin

From the Design Operations Summit website:
We have all heard the old saying “communication is key” but as the landscape of technology widens so do the options we have for communication tools using that technology. To talk about the challenges and opportunities that our organizations face when solving the communication conundrum, we have invited three people working in three different areas where communication is key for organizations with designers: research insights, workflow management and design systems management. Facilitated by Abby Covert.

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DOps17 – Scaling Design Culture

Scaling Design Culture
Meredith Black, Head of Design Ops at Pinterest

From the Design Operations Summit website:
When design teams start to grow within hyper-growth startups, there is often a natural fear that the design culture will change as a result. It doesn’t have to. By encouraging best practices on recruiting, hiring, onboarding, and interviewing for “culture fit” you can benefit from a more diverse and culture rich team. Join Meredith Black for a talk on the vision and values of scaling the design culture at Pinterest while also designing for 175 million users.

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DOps17 – Design Management Office

The Design Management Office
John Devanney, Managing Director at Moment

From the Design Operations Summit website:
John and the team at Moment have developed—and continue to evolve—a new framework for effective design management: the Design Management Office (DMO). Their goal is to cultivate this new model and share it with our community to better deliver the value of design more consistently and effectively. John will share insights into the challenges design leaders and managers face as they create, grow, and measure the impact of design teams within large, complex organizations.
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DOps17 – Opening Keynote

Opening Keynote: Org Design for Design Orgs
Kristin Skinner, Head of Design Management at Capital One

From the Design Operations Summit website:
As the move to establish in-house design teams accelerates, it turns out there’s very little common wisdom on what makes for a successful design organization. Books and presentations tend to focus on process, methods, and tools, leaving a gap of knowledge when it comes to organizational and operational matters. Kristin Skinner, Head of Design Management at Capital One and co-author of Org Design for Design Orgs: Building and Managing In-House Design Teams, will shine a light on the unsung activities of actually running a design team, the operational challenges and considerations, and what works and what doesn’t. Drawing on her experience managing design teams and organizations at Microsoft’s Pioneer Studios, Adaptive Path, and Capital One, Kristin will discuss how what happens “behind the scenes” and how a focus on design management and operations can ultimately affect a design organization’s output, quality, and effectiveness.

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