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Peter Merholz

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Peter Merholz - Designing Your Org

DesignOps Island Discs

Peter Merholz, co-author of Org Design for Design Orgs, consultant, conference speaker, podcaster and all-round great human being, talks to us about how his and Kristin's book was born, what's changed in the last five years, some red flags that your org isn't working and how the concept of org design fits within DesignOps. petermerholz.comOrg Design for Design OrgsPeter on TwitterDesign at Scale conferenceTalking Heads - Remain in LightMoby Dick by Herman MelvilleDesignOps Island Discs is brought to you by zeroheight, the design system documentation platform. You can jump in at any point and create your first styleguide for free. Until next time, bon voyage...

39mins

31 May 2021

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Peter Merholz: Design at Scale is People!

Rosenfeld Review Podcast

Design at scale is perhaps the most interesting challenge facing the design industry right now. How do you maintain quality and not get bogged down as your team grows? Much of the discussion focuses on systems and processes, but that starting with systems runs exactly contrary to the true value that design brings to companies, which is a humanistic and creative problem-framing and problem-solving approach. In other words, this focus on systems could ironically undercut design’s potential within organizations— in other words, “Design at Scale” is humanism at scale, and share what’s needed to keep people at the center of this work.Peter Merholz will be both a speaker and a workshop instructor during this year’s Design at Scale conference! Here, Lou and Peter muse over stories from the early days of information architecture before meandering their way to contrasting UX in the public versus private sectors. They also discuss a preview of Peter’s talk at the conference, Design at Scale is People!More about Peter’s workshop, Design Your Design Organization: https://rosenfeldmedia.com/design-at-scale-2021/cohorts/design-your-design-organization/Peter recommends: HmntyCntrd https://hmntycntrd.com/More about PeterPeter Merholz has been active in digital design and product for 25 years, most notably in building premier user experience consultancy Adaptive Path, and now advising teams on design organizations and leadership. Recent clients include The New York Times, Wells Fargo Bank, Cloudflare, and Zendesk. He co-wrote Org Design for Design Orgs (O’Reilly), the first book focused on the organizational, managerial, and operational challenges of building in-house design teams. https://www.petermerholz.com/about-peter/

33mins

4 May 2021

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Peter Merholz on Scaling DesignOrgs

Grow this, Grow that

Vectorly launches a new series of episodes with Design Leaders. Our first guest is Peter Merholz, one of the founders of Adaptive Path, co-author of Org Design for Design Orgs and one the world leading consultants on scaling design. We discussed 5 stages of Design Organization Evolution, levels and Career Paths (skills, positions, roles), Super Senior IC, how design managers can "sell" the design management and why companies should implement framework and what they get from it (Reputation, Retention, Recruiting). Enjoy listening.

41mins

17 Feb 2021

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Peter Merholz on Scaling DesignOrgs

Grow this, Grow that

Vectorly launches a new series of episodes with Design Leaders.  Our first guest is Peter Merholz, one of the founders of Adaptive Path, co-author of Org Design for Design Orgs and one the world leading consultants on scaling design.  We discussed 5 stages of Design Organization Evolution, levels and Career Paths (skills, positions, roles), Super Senior IC, how design managers can "sell" the design management and why companies should implement framework and what they get from it (Reputation, Retention, Recruiting). Enjoy listening. 

41mins

17 Feb 2021

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The organisation is just another design problem / Peter Merholz / Episode #110

Service Design Show

I'm deeply fascinated with the topic of organisational design. Why?I've often said that the organisation is the design material of service designers.Our job really is about shaping the environment from which great services can be delivered.The guest in this weeks episode (Peter Merholz) even wrote an entire book about it titled: Org Design for Design Orgs.Now I know what you're thinking..."The people around me haven't even grasped the concept of service design. And now you want me to start telling them about organisational design? Give me a break!"I totally get it. But there's a very simple reason why it's designers who need to and are driving this.I'll give you a clue. The answer lies in the shift that happens when you move from value creation through products to value creation through services.I promise that after watching the episode it will make complete sense why you need to be thinking about organisational design as well.And how that makes your work easier, not harder!At the end of the episode we're doing a contest where you can win a signed copy of Peter's book. So make sure you don't miss that!--- [ GUIDE ] -—00:00 Welcome to episode 11002:30 Who is Peter03:30 60 second rapid fire06:20 When did the journey start11:50 How Adaptive Path started16:00 Going in-house to Groupon21:00 Making the design happen27:30 The role of design leadership33:30 Why designer needs to drive this change36:00 Every business is a service business40:40 Revisiting org design for design orgs46:00 The wave of Customer Experience48:15 Don't be a service design purist50:15 Book give away contest51:00 Get in touch with Peter52:00 Final thoughts--- [ LINKS ] ---* https://www.peterme.com/* https://www.petermerholz.com/* https://twitter.com/peterme* https://www.linkedin.com/in/petermerholz/--- [ BOOKS ] ---Org Design for Design Orgs* https://amzn.to/3igFB67Information Anxiety* https://amzn.to/3kT5kD8The Design of Everyday Thing* https://amzn.to/2Gr5Zg3--- [ MORE ] ---Enjoyed the show? Take a look at some of the other episodes.https://go.servicedesignshow.com/spotifyYOUTUBEEvery episode of the Service Design Show is also available as via the official YouTube channel.https://go.servicedesignshow.com/youtubeINSTAGRAMGet an exclusive behind the scenes look of the Show.https://go.servicedesignshow.com/instagram--- [ FREE COURSE ] ---HOW TO EXPLAIN SERVICE DESIGNLearn what it takes to get your clients, colleagues, managers, CEOs and even grandmas as excited about service design as you are!https://servicedesignshow.com/free-course

52mins

1 Oct 2020

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Design Leadership & The Design Of "Purpose Driven" Organisations With Peter Merholz

UX Consulting

Peter Merholz is the Author of "Org Design for Design Orgs" the premier book on building in-house design teams. Peter has worked at the intersection of design, technology and humans for over 25 years. He co-founded Adaptive Path the premier user experience consultancy acquired by Capital One in 2014. Since leaving Adaptive Path he’s worked as a design leader and executive, leading teams at Groupon, OpenTable, Jawbone, Capital One, Snagajob (now Snag), and Kaiser Permanente.  Peter has long been a contributor to the professional design community through his writing, conference speaking and events hosting. Peter can be found online at: https://www.petermerholz.com/ For more content from UX Consulting Podcast brought to you by UX Consulting Academy subscribe to our youtube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjX7td5bBlHWvYF9U7kW8Tg and hit the bell to be notified of new videos. If you are starting a career in UX or perhaps, you're a seasoned UXer interested in starting a consulting business check out http://uxconsultingacademy.com/ or follows us on social via the following: https://instagram.com/uxconsultingacademy https://facebook.com/uxconsultingacademy If you were inspired by this content we encourage you to share it with others and together, we lead the change!

1hr 1min

24 Jun 2020

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Peter Merholz on the Structure of Organizations

The Informed Life

My guest today is Peter Merholz. Peter is one of the co-founders of the pioneering UX design consultancy Adaptive Path, now part of Capital One. After leaving Adaptive Path, he has structured and led design teams in various organizations. Peter and his co-author, Kristin Skinner, wrote Org Design for Design Orgs, the book on how to organize design teams. In this episode, we discuss how the structure of organizations influences their customer’s experiences.Listen to the full conversation https://theinformeddotlife.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/the-informed-life-episode-28-peter-merholz-2.mp3 Show notesPeterMerholz.com@peterme on TwitterAdaptive PathOrg Design for Design Orgs: Building and Managing In-House Design Teams by Peter Merholz and Kristin Skinner Liftoff: Practical Design Leadership to Elevate Your Team, Your Organization, and You by Chris Avore and Russ Unger The Informed Life Episode 22: Andrea Mignolo on Designerly Ways of BeingIDEOTim Brown The Double DiamondConway’s LawOrganization in the Way: How Decentralization Hobbles the User Experience by Peter MerholzMacGuffinShopifyForrester ResearchKristin Skinner

30mins

2 Feb 2020

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Designing your Design Org with Kristin Skinner and Peter Merholz

Rosenfeld Review Podcast

Kristin Skinner and Peter Merholz, co-writers of Org Design for Design Orgs, are teaching a full day workshop at the DesignOps Summit this year. On this episode of the Rosenfeld Review, they discuss the career milestones that brought them to the realization that there was a book to be written about the challenges they faced when coordinating and managing across teams.What Peter’s reading: Uday Gajendar’s “Rise of the Meta Designer” in Interactions Magazine https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3338285 What’s inspiring Kristin lately: Scott Berkun’s work http://scottberkun.comMore about the workshop:As the move to establish in-house design teams accelerates, it turns out there’s very little common wisdom on what makes for a successful design organization. In their full day workshop at the DesignOps Summit on October 25 in New York City, Peter Merholz and Kristin Skinner will draw from their groundbreaking book Org Design for Design Orgs, and address this lacuna by shining a light on the unsung activities of actually running a design team, the organizational and operational challenges and considerations, and what works and what doesn’t.

32mins

20 Aug 2019

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#12: Peter Merholz (Adaptive Path, Org Design for Design Orgs) on org design and ethics

Progression Podcast

In this twelfth episode of the Progression Podcast I'm chatting to Peter Merholz, co-founder of Adaptive Path, long time speaker and blogger on design scaling and co-author of Org Design for Design Orgs (2016). We get into the weeds on his back story, including learning how to write and speak confidently. We then got onto managing up, down and across, his book and the ethics of design (and a designers' role within it). Finally we got to some listener questions from various Slack channels that I hang out on. Peter's links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/peterme Peter's blog: https://www.peterme.com/ Org Design for Design Orgs (Amazon) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Org-Design-Orgs-Peter-Merholz/dp/1491938404 Coach, Diplomat, Advocate, Architect. Peter's talk at Leading Design: https://vimeo.com/243666544 Sponsor: Onfido 🙌 This episode is sponsored by Onfido! They're ruddy great, and are looking for a VP design (amongst other interesting design and product roles). Check out their open jobs here: onfido.com/jobs Want to sponsor an episode, or suggest a guest? Email podcast@makegrow.co to get straight to me. Me and progression: twitter.com/jonnyburch progressionapp.com

1hr 14mins

28 May 2019

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The Four Archetypes of the Complete Design Leader (with Peter Merholz)

Hustle

“Many designers don’t realize the challenges their leader faces.” Peter Merholz is the VP of Design at Snagajob and co-author of “Org Design for Design Orgs”. He previously co-founded Adaptive Path, which is now part of the Capital One Design. In between all of this, Peter was also Funsize’s first client during his time at Groupon. It’s been a couple of years since Peter’s been on the Hustle Podcast and we’re really excited to have him back. On this episode, Anthony and Peter chat about designing design teams, Peter’s new talk “The Four Archetypes of The Complete Design Leader”, design job titles, why Product Management is the new User Experience, and more. More on Peter’s Four Archetypes of Design Leadership: As designers become design leaders, they need to leave behind what made them successful and embrace new approaches to their work. And when they realize just how much there is to do, it can feel overwhelming. In this talk, Peter draws upon 20 years of leading design teams to provide a memorable framework for understanding all aspects of the role. As a Coach, you manage down to get the most out of your team. The Diplomat manages across, developing relationships with functional peers. The Advocate manages up, championing their team's work to executives and other stakeholders. And the Architect figures out the tools and frameworks necessary to support the design organization as it scales. Visit the Funsize website Subscribe to The Funsize Digest

39mins

28 Feb 2018

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