Cindy Brummer

CEO / Creative Director of Standard Beagle

Breakout Speaker

“Foresight CAN be 20/20: Team Alignment in Complex Organizations”

Too often we work on products with clear requirements, but how often are teams doing the hard work to work more effectively from start to finish. 

Teams that “perform” are the goal, yet this often feels like an impossible task when the individuals on the team report to different managers or don’t have the trust needed to function as a cohesive unit. And the larger the team, the larger the challenge.

In this presentation, Creative Director Cindy Brummer walks through how product leaders can recognize when they are faced with this situation and what steps she’s taken in her own company and with her clients to improve working relationships and establish trust.

Product leaders will walk away with action steps they can take back to their own teams to align and produce better products despite the challenges.

About Our Speaker

Cindy Brummer is Founder and Creative Director of Standard Beagle Studio, a user experience design agency based in Austin, Texas.

Founded in 2012, Standard Beagle is an award-winning UX agency, providing UX strategy, research and product design for B2B SaaS and enterprise software companies.

In addition to guiding the team at Standard Beagle, Cindy mentors designers, runs the UX in ATX global community of designers, and teaches the UX/UI boot camp program through the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas. She is also a contributing author to the book “97 Things Every UX Practitioner Should Know,” published by O’Reilly.

Cindy has earned a Masters degree in UX Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art; she also completed a design fellowship program through the Johns Hopkins Technology Innovation Center.