Scrum Agile Project Management

Design the Right Product

April 9, 2015 0

We’ve all been there. You release a new feature, product or service, only to find it isn’t quite what your customers want or need. But by the time you release, it’s too late to make significant changes. Traditionally user experience design has involved a significant amount of upfront user research and design, to ensure we build products that meet customer needs. But this approach doesn’t always work so well within an Agile development environment.

Mixing Lean UX and Agile Development

February 12, 2015 0

Carbon Five has been using Agile XP from our very beginnings 14 years ago. Six years ago we started on a deep dive into Design Thinking inspired by collaborations with the Stanford We then extended those learnings, integrating Lean UX techniques, to help our clients focus the team’s development power in a direction more closely aligned to a viable product market fit.

Adapting Scrum to UX

September 2, 2014 0

User eXperience (UX) includes the practical, affective and valuable aspects of human-computer interaction and product ownership. This article from Anindya Sengupta tries to answer common questions about UX and Scrum. It explores the challenges faced by a team working with a separate UX team in Scrum. It also gives recommendations for UX teams that are part of a Scrum team.

Working as a UX Professional in a Scrum Teams

September 18, 2013 0

The Scrum approach recommends to deliver software incrementally in small iterations. This seems to be always an issue with activities that require a global view on the developed application like the software architecture or the user interface. In this blog post, Aviva Rosenstein, who manages user research for Salesforce, shares here experience about integrating user experience (UX) design into the Scrum development process.

Usability Investigations and Agile User-Centered Design

January 25, 2013 0

User interface (UI) design is often a neglected aspect of Agile software development and there are not a lot of article talking about the integration of UI experts in Scrum team. In this article, Desirée Sy provides the real life lessons on how user-centered design (UCD) practices were adapted to an Agile development process.

Learning to Play UX Rugby

August 22, 2012 0

We all know about the wide-ranging dysfunction of a traditional document-centered UX practice, such as the impossible-to-maintain always-outdated big specification documents. Adopting an Agile approach to UX was supposed to make all that pain go away. But for many, it has instead only led to replacing old dysfunctions with new ones, such as “feeding the backlog beast,” “agilefall,” “sprint tunnelvision,” and the half-baked UI, to name a few.

Integrating User Experience into Agile

February 27, 2012 0

The Lean UX that eliminate the contractual obligations inherent with specification documents and other deliverables is presented by Jeff Gothelf in this podcast. He defines Lean UX as “a rethinking of the software design philosophies and methodologies, moving away from the contractual obligations of spec documents and focusing really more on validating your designs through building products and experiments.

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