Agile & UX: Emerging Practices & Other CRAP

Jon Stahl & Michael “Doc” Martin | 01:30 – 02:45


Agile & User Experience is a topic that many companies struggle to understand.  We will help you recognize your company’s UX appetite, discuss how Agile changes things and share some of the best emerging practices including user story mapping and flash design/build.


Jon co-founded LeanDog after 18 years of experience providing IT leadership in both Fortune 500 and start up organizations. His passion is eliminating waste, optimizing the performance of IT teams and helping organizations become lean and agile. Jon provides extensive hands on experience in organizational transformations to Agile and Lean practices. He is an active leader in the Agile and Entrepreneurial community. He openly shares his learnings at conferences and meet-ups.

In addition to providing a home for over a dozen monthly user group meetings at the LeanDog Studio in Cleveland, he has co-organized events such as Ignite Cleveland, Cleveland Startup Weekend and Code Retreat. He received his degrees from Ohio State University. He is married with two lovely children and two ugly bull dogs named Otis and Iggy.

Michael Norton (Doc) is an Agile Coach and a partner with LeanDog living in Wadsworth, OH. Doc’s experience covers a wide range of development topics. Doc declares expertise in no single language or methodology and is immediately suspicious of anyone who declares such expertise. A frequent speaker, Doc is passionate about helping others become better developers, working with teams to improve delivery, and Software Craftsmanship. As a member of LeanDog, Doc provides coaching, mentoring, training, and delivery in Agile/XP/Lean software development techniques. He has more than 20 years of experience in software development and has been a promoter and practitioner of Agile since 1999. Past roles include Senior Consultant at ThoughtWorks, VP of Technology at the Samara Technology Group and Software Architect at Ohio Savings Bank.