Survival Metrics: Getting Change Done In An Agile and Data-Informed Way. Webinar with Adam Thomas, Technologist, Speaker and Writer on Thursday, March 03, 2022 at 16:00 UTC. Register now — you’ll get a recording even if you can’t attend it!

Survival Metrics: Getting Change Done In An Agile and Data-Informed Way

Have you ever been in a situation where a launch has gone horribly and you have that sinking feeling that everyone knew it was going to go badly, but just didn’t know how to say it?

When you’re working on a product, how do you decide when you should pivot?

Have you ever been in a situation where a launch has gone horribly and you have that sinking feeling that everyone knew it was going to go badly, but just didn’t know how to say it?

Being an agent of change in an organization, especially one where a product launch is underway, is hard. Often, the idea of understanding WHEN something fails and HOW to move forward when it does, escapes teams. There isn’t a shared language that helps them figure this out.

This leaves teams holding their ideas and opinions close to the chest. The fear: an unsure environment and unclear data will make their insights useless. The result: A forced normalcy, “business as usual,” where everyone smiles on Zoom even while they know that initiatives are headed to disaster.

Enter Survival Metrics, a framework that helps teams use what’s important to the company (think — “values”) and operationalize them as metrics that make change much easier and more achievable.

In effect, Survival Metrics will give you a dashboard-like artifact that is understandable to various teams inside of your organization. This in turn gives you clearer action steps, makes values very clear, and produce incentives that will help you pivot in a fast, agile, and data informed way.

To help you learn to define Survival Metrics and use them in your agile environment, the the Interaction Design Foundation is hosting a Live Master Class Webinar with Adam Thomas on Thursday, March 03, 2022 at 4PM UTC.

What You’ll Learn

  • How to identify Survival Metrics.
  • How to create a communication strategy that is clear to other disciplines.
  • How to operationalize that communication strategy with Survival Metrics.
  • How to iterate those metrics through your retrospectives.

You’ll learn how to ask questions to understand the values of other disciplines, prioritize the information you’ve gained through those questions, and then iterate to keep metrics up to date.

Through this, you will empower your own opinions regardless of the organizational climate, and pave the way for your team to share countering perspectives in a data-empowered way.

How You Can Tune In

Reserve your spot for $50 and keep your questions handy for the Q&A session at the of the webinar. Register here.

You can join the Master Class webinar live. Even if you cannot attend the webinar live, register to get access to a recording that you can watch anytime afterward!

Psst: Members of the IxDF get a 90% discount.
Make sure you make the most of it!

Meet the Speaker: Adam Thomas

Adam Thomas

Adam Thomas is a technologist in Harlem, New York, focused on strategy, team organization, and product management.

Adam mixes these “hard” topics with the context from culture and behavioral psychology to guide Product Managers towards making better decisions. With 10 years of experience as a wartime product person, Adam loves to create amidst chaos.

Adam has been a public speaker in various forms for over a decade and has had the honor of presenting for Wizeline, Philosophie, Product Led Growth, Industry, Mind the Product, Denver Startup Week, Ethel’s Club, and many other leading industry platforms.

Adam is also a writer — in addition to his blog, he contributes regularly to BuiltIn, Mind The Product, PM Insider, Product Marketing Alliance, Product Craft, ProductPlan, and Product School.

Adam’s latest creation, Survival Metrics, is a roadmap for success designed to help product managers and teams understand when to push forward, when to pivot, and when to stop an initiative completely, resulting in fast, politically safe, and data-informed decisions.

Adam believes that his ability to build comes from dancing with his fear of the unknown and leading with his curiosity.

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Rikke Friis Dam

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Co-founder of the Interaction Design Foundation which specializes in education for designers through self-paced online courses, master classes, and bootcamps.