Watch Beckies Hyde’s session from the Agile On The Beach 2018 conference, entitled ‘Making The Jump From Design To Product’.
A background in design provides a meaningful foundation for product managers, particularly in today’s consumer-driven software world. Beckies shares her experience making the transition from design to product management, and shares how her team uses the philosophy of Balanced Teams to deliver quality software and collaborate effectively using lean and agile methodologies.
As a Digital Product Manager within the Digital Experience Center at Humana, I work with a lean, agile team to create excellent digital user experiences for Humana’s consumers. We focus on the consumer, ship early and often, and believe in continuous iteration and validation of our products. My role is as much about empowering others and transforming the way our company delivers products as it is about making sure those products are validated, consumer- focused, and delivered with the greatest speed and quality we can muster.
I’m also a coordinator of Louisville’s IxDA, a group dedicated to growing and strengthening our local user experience and interaction design community, a role that led to the opportunity to co-chair the 2016 installment of Midwest UX, a sold-out conference that brought together experience designers, interaction designers, and anyone interested in the field of user experience for three days of workshops, talks, and social events.
Agile on the Beach is a leading annual conference in Falmouth, Cornwall UK. Since 2011 Agile on the Beach has been a two day agile conference, set on the Cornish coast with a beach party in between. The conference explores agile software, products, teams, business and practices. With over 400 attending, the conference hosts 50 seminars and workshops to provide the ultimate agile learning experience, along with ample opportunities for networking at its 3 evening events.