NUX Manchester – 1 August 2016 – Assumption Mapping and managing uncertainty

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The next NUX Manchester event is taking place on Monday 1st August in our regular home at the office of, at 35 Fountain Street, just behind Primark in Manchester City Centre.

Join us from 6:30pm for food, drinks and networking. The workshop will start at 7:00pm.

Assumption Mapping and managing uncertainty

Kev Murray & David Draper

Lean UX introduced a technique called Assumption Mapping as an approach to identifying areas of uncertainty and hence drive prototyping. We’ve found that this method can be tailored to provide a framework that brings together stakeholders from all disciplines.

In development of a new product or service, this approach can reduce costly mistakes by enabling prioritisation of a range of activities from data analysis and technical exploration through to user research and prototyping.

In this workshop session you will take a new product idea and explore it from the perspective of identifying and prioritising assumptions. We will also share some examples of where this has driven rapid delivery of MVPs as well as supporting avoidance of costly mistakes.

Please note that this event will be an interactive workshop.

About Kev Murray and David Draper

Kev Murray is a Delivery Director at Valtech with over 20 years experience in the industry. Especially passionate about Agile in the Public Sector, Kev manages and oversees the successful digital transformation of GDS exemplars for the Department of Work and Pensions, including the phenomenally successful Carer’s Allowance digital service. He is also highly regarded as an expert on the subject of Agile in the Public Sector. Kev has helped in shaping Valtech’s approaches to integrating our proven software engineering and agile delivery capabilities with increasing user centricity, user informed development and creative practices.


David Draper started his Agile Journey with Agile North in 2003. Since then he’s worked as developer, manager and agile coach for organisations as diverse as New York Stock Exchange, Thales Underwater Systems and numerous departments of Her Majesties Government. As Head of Professional Services at Valtech, David is responsible for working with our teams to support development of tools and approaches that enable us to deliver better outcomes for our customers. David is particularly focused creating projects that are outcome focused and hence able to make choices leading to earlier delivery of benefits.


Running order

6:30 – 7:00 Free pizza, beer, soft drinks & refreshments provided by our sponsors
7:00 – 9:00 Kev & David’s workshop
9:00 onwards Open discussion and networking (with more free beers)



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