DiUS to offer insights on UX and the Business Model Canvas to the largest Australian Agile community

DiUS is proud to be caffeinating this year’s Agile Australia conference; helping more than 1000 Agile thought leaders and practitioners stay alert and focused on learning, sharing and networking.

Now in its sixth year, the Agile Australia Conference is a two-day event that brings thought leaders together with real ‘agilists’ working on actual projects to expand their thinking and ways of working at an individual and organisational level.

The theme of Agile Australia 2014 is “embracing disruption” and focuses on better ways to build software, innovate through collaboration and build a culture which supports and empowers teams.

The jam-packed conference on the 17th and 18th June in Melbourne features more than 60 speakers, over four streams for delegates to choose from.  There are keynotes from personal kanban creator Jim Benson and lean entrepreneur man Brant Cooper, collaborative economy expert Rachel Botsman and software development pioneer Martin Fowler.

There is also an impressive local line-up that includes the following talks from DiUS speakers:

UX: How to measure more than a gut feel by Amir Ansari

How does UX design and research fit into Agile development so you can ensure designs are heading in the right direction? How do you measure the success of your lean designs? How often do you test? How do the numbers direct or shape the design and development process? And finally, how do the numbers and measurements impact business outcomes for clients he’s worked for?


  • The benefits of measuring through UX activities
  • Approaches for incorporating UX measurements and learning outcomes into Agile projects
  • Tools and techniques to help provide frequent and repeatable UX insights and applicability within Agile projects
  • How clients have used the findings and measurements to drive their business goals and positively impact organisational outcomes

A light saber for your disruptive tool belt: the Business Model Canvas by Pete Cohen

This session introduces you to the Business Model Canvas: a shared visual language that allows you to use nine basic building blocks to describe and design any business model. Pete shows how the Business Model Canvas is a useful tool for the entire team to achieve goals within the context of an overall vision.

You will walk away knowing how to use the Business Model Canvas to map a business model and how it can be used as a tool to support genuine disruption and incremental innovation. You will also explore Lean Canvas, a variation of the model for entrepreneurs.

See you there

If you’re going to be at Agile Australia, please have a coffee on us. While you’re in the line, you can take our survey on the role of UX in Agile project delivery to go into the draw to win a Pebble Steel smartwatch.

For more information about the conference, please visit the Agile Australia website.


UX: How to measure more than a gut feel

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