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Experimentation Culture

Building an Experimentation Program from the Ground Up: uShip’s Journey

Many companies are so daunted by the challenge of where to begin with experimentation, they never start. Here’s one customer story that may provide inspiration for individuals and teams out there who just need a little push. It’s hard to bring experimentation to a company that has no testing experts or existing experimentation culture. When […]

The Secret to Experimentation Program Success:Sharing Broadly

You did it. You’ve gotten buy in and you’re off to the races and running great experiments! Like a tree falling in the forest, however, if people don’t know about it – how will they remain  invested in your success and the success of the experiments? I’m  the Program Manager for Experimentation at Optimizely and […]

Thriving in Today’s Digital Experience Economy

Thriving in Today’s Digital Experience Economy

Over the last ten years, an explosion in bandwidth, advances in technology, and availability of smart devices have led to a wildly changing digital landscape. Where once we owned CDs and DVDs; now we subscribe to Spotify and Netflix. Merchandise purchased onsite at big-box retailers; now arrives in our homes and offices from Amazon. We […]

6 Tactics to Make your Digital Experimentation Program More Visible

At any company, there is a lot going on at any one time. People are very focused on their own efforts and what’s immediately in front of them. Experimentation, like any large company program, requires ongoing efforts to make the work and the impact visible. Increased visibility for an experimentation program can often come down […]

How to Run an Experimentation Hypothesis Workshop with Your Design Team

When starting your program, you may not have built out your backlog of experimentation ideas just yet. Or you may need to fill your backlog with ideas from new parts of the organization. Maybe you’ve been really focused on iterating on successes and it’s time to take a step back and refill the tank with […]

6 Experimentation Secrets from Airbnb and Uber

Last week we hosted over 130 experimenters at Optimizely HQ in San Francisco for our first live event of the year. We were lucky enough to be joined by two brands — Airbnb and Uber — that have fundamentally changed the way we travel and get around today: Panelists Jami Schwartz, Head of Marketing, Airbnb for […]

Atlassian Harnesses the Power of Experimentation

Today’s business innovators are going out of their way to meet the current needs of their consumers, and data plays an increasingly large role in fostering loyalty and revenue growth. Experimentation offers real-world feedback about the customer and drives intelligent, data-driven decision-making. One such innovator is Optimizely customer, Atlassian, a company whose mission is to change […]

Why siloed optimization goals limit success

If there was a glass ceiling for experimentation, it would be scalability and measurement. One of the key challenges for experimenters lies in developing a strategy that will enable them to scale their optimization program and create the right metrics to effectively measure its success.   The most innovative of organizations have multiple teams testing, […]

Ask an Experimenter: Claire Vo, VP of Product at Optimizely

Ask an Experimenter: Claire Vo, VP of Product at Optimizely

Welcome to the first installation of Ask an Experimenter, a new series where we interview experts about how they are building a culture of experimentation at their companies. Our first interview is with Claire Vo, Optimizely’s VP of Product. Tell us a little about yourself. I’m the VP of Product at Optimizely, overseeing our product […]