Balanced Team is a global movement made up of people who value mul--‐disciplinary collabora-on and itera-ve delivery focused on customer value as a source for innova-on.
We're a self-‐organizing group that learns from each other as we explore processes and methodologies to create great things.
We welcome people who wear many hats (design, development, tes?ng, product management, marke?ng and sales, to name a few).
Where did Balanced Team come from?
Aug 2009, Chicago
Agile Evolu+on at @ Agile 2009
Let’s have a summit!
Jan 2010, San Francisco
Agile / UX Retreat @ Cooper
“...there was a strong feeling among us that we are moving toward (or have already entered) a Post-‐Agile Paradigm, meaning that what we really are talking about here is not the Agile your grandparents knew and loved, er, I mean the Agile which the original signatories (of which one of them, Ward, was aVending) arWculated in 2001. Remember, Agile in its original form is largely silent about UX. Our conversaWon was about a paradigm in which the voice of UX plays an equal role in the project chorus.”
“The highlight for me this year was to hear reports from such a wide breadth of contexts. This style of work is spreading, in fact, it’s on it’s way to becoming the new normal. In our closing reflec+ons, one young designer said, I’m afraid I’ll never be able to go back to working any other way.”