Lean startup for social impact and volunteer-led organizations
Raising the profile of design and empowering designers towards greater impact
I’ve adapted lean startup methods, like the business model canvas, to help these organizations be more effective when starting new projects or are at a point where they need to reinvent themselves. The ministry model canvas helps foster a holistic perspective and focuses on the people being served.
The UX team was positioned downstream in the execution process, but wanted more. We were able to show the teams ability and the business value of design and lead the team to the next level of influence and impact.
UX as a discipline was present, but was focussed on tactical execution with little to no involvement in product strategy or a holistic perspective on the users and their needs.