Event Focusing on User Experience and Agile Project Management

 Experts to offer best practices, case studies, strategies and more

Brevard, FL-CareerSource Brevard, the area authority on workforce development, and Naviscent announced the Space Coast’s first User Experience and Agile Conference will take place April 21 at the Rotunda at the Maxwell C. King Center. The day-long event will focus on strategies and best practices in User Experience Design and Agile project management for senior management, product and project managers, UX professionals, and software and IT professionals.

Attendees will learn how to improve their Return on Design, save on customer support costs, understand a blended waterfall and agile approach, and use agile projects with virtual teams. Attendees will be treated to a live TED talk, the first delivered in Brevard County. The conference also gives attendees an opportunity to network with other professionals. The conference is sponsored by the Florida High Tech Corridor and supported by the Space Coast Technical Council and Project Management Institute (PMI).

Attendees can preregister for the conference at http://uxagile.eventbrite.com or register the day of the event at the Rotunda. The fee is $99 per attendee for those who register before March 31st, and $149 for those who register later. A continental breakfast and box lunch are included.

“The User Experience and Agile conference gives professionals in the Space Coast a rare chance to connect face-to-face around disciplines that have been shaping the success of forward thinking Silicon Valley Corporations for years.” said Sheryl Olguin, COO, Naviscent. 

“This is a great opportunity for Space Coast businesses and professionals to sharpen their skills, discuss best practices and strategies that will enable them to better compete in the global marketplace.” said Lisa Rice, President, Career Source Brevard.

Topics and speakers planned for this event include

“A Model for Success: Leading Large UX Projects”
A case study in how Oracle and Naviscent successfully completed an extremely large UX project, the design of Oracle Fusion, on time and under budget.
Presented by: Dr. Misha Vaughan, Director of Communications and Outreach at Oracle and George Papazian, CEO of Naviscent.

“Agile and the Virtual Workplace
Strategies, tools and techniques for implementing Agile in virtual teams.
Presented by: Dr. Janet Durgin, Faculty Lead, IT, Colorado Tech

“The UX Checklist”
An informative discussion on the key considerations and tools to drive better user experience.
Presented by: George Papazian, Founder/CEO of Naviscent and Sheryl Olguin, COO Naviscent

“Strategic Planning”
Learn methods for identifying what you want and how to get it. Techniques that will improve your performance in work and in life.
Presented by: Alex Walton, Managing Member, 3PM LLC

“Experience by Design
Learn how to use design thinking and customer centric methodologies in product and service design to increase customer satisfaction and reduce costs by aligning with your customers’ mental models.
Presented by: Sheryl Olguin, COO, Naviscent

“Agile in the Waterfall”
A blended Agile/Waterfall methodology.
Presented by:  John Goodpasture, Program Manager, Project Coach, Instructor, Square Peg Consulting LLC, Alex Walton, Managing Member, 3PM LLC

UX Best Practice: Implementing Global Research for Globalization and Localization Strategies
An International (remote) Panel discussion
Led by: George Papazian

About Naviscent
Founded in 2006, Naviscent is a user experience research and design company that works with Fortune 1000 clients across many verticals to identify the underlying needs and drivers that focus the design effort and deliver compelling, useful, and easy-to-use user experiences for mobile applications, Web sites and enterprise software. Learn more at http://www.naviscent.com/home and www.twitter.com/naviscent.

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About CareerSource Brevard

CareerSource Brevard is a non-profit, regional public/private partnership under CareerSource Florida.  Workforce Boards create local workforce development systems through one-stop career centers which combine multiple federal, state, and local program funds, providing comprehensive services, labor market information and access to resources for businesses and job seekers. Visit  https://careersourcebrevard.com/ for more information about our services and resources.