In preparation for the course, I've been interviewing more user experience Managers, Directors, and VPs across a wide range of companies. Plus, we are trying to figure out how to fit everything more tidily into the 6 3-hour sessions which span a six-week period. There is so much to cover!
Common user experience group goals include:
- get more done;
- have what is done not be a waste of time, effort, money, …;
- have group and its members succeed and improve/grow;
- play a more important role (often/eventually: move earlier in process to play a more strategic role).
As stated in the course description:
"Becoming an effective user experience group manager requires a significant shift from being an individual contributor or managing other types of groups. And thriving as a user experience group manager usually requires addressing significant organizational challenges."So, if you are in or near the Silicon Valley, and if you:
- presently manage and/or are in the process of building a user experience group;
- may in the future build and/or manage a user experience group;
- lead or manage (in) an organization which includes user experience personnel;
- or (can) impact how user experience personnel work or are managed,
And if you are a Manager, Director, VP, or Chief Officer of user experience (or some subset or variation thereof) anywhere in the world and might be up for a chat, let me know. I'd love to connect with you.