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Process: Agile UX

UXmatters has published 27 articles on the topic Agile UX.

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  1. Adapting Scrum to a UX Model

    July 7, 2014

    Agile methodology—more specifically Scrum—is an increasingly popular approach to increasing the speed of software development while maintaining flexibility. Scrum works well when an entire team is collocated. Real-time communication happens between team members during daily Scrum meetings. But assume part of a team is operating in a different role, from a different location. Sound challenging? In this article, I’ll try to answer some common questions about user experience and Scrum by exploring the challenges a Development team faced when working with a separate UX team on a Scrum project. I’ll also provide recommendations for UX teams that are part of a Scrum team.

    While the information in this article reflects my experience working with my clients, confidentiality prevents my discussing specific situations, so I’ll instead present a scenario that is based on some challenging situations that I’ve actually encountered in my work. This scenario resembles real situations from a very successful project on which the UX team was not colocated with the rest of the Scrum team. I hope this article will be useful to both UX professionals and software developers working on Scrum projects. Read More

  2. Agile Development Is No Excuse for Shoddy UX Research

    November 21, 2016

    Agile development and UX design are like a couple in an arranged marriage—a relationship between two strangers who are expected to coexist, develop trust and respect, and eventually, love each other. Throw UX research into the mix and you have the makings of an even more awkward alliance, as you can see in this typical conversation between a UX designer and a product owner, somewhere in the middle of Sprint 0:

    Product owner: “Hey Jen, when can we see some wireframes?”

    UX designer: “Well, we’re wrapping up our user interviews and putting together some personas—basically trying to get more clarity around our target users. We’ve already started on some sketches, but I expect we’ll need to make some tweaks based on what we learn.”

    Product owner: “That’s all very good. But we can’t afford the luxury of spending too much time on research. Sprint 0 ends next week. We can’t keep the developers waiting! Let’s speed things up. I’d really appreciate if you could get those wireframes going quickly?” Read More

  3. Agile UX

    September 7, 2015

    I work in a very strict agile environment where the small size of the UX group means we have to straddle product teams and be creative in allocating our time and effort. For User Experience, working within an agile environment is often fraught with challenges. When priorities align and a UX designer is fully embedded in a product team, agile can be that designer’s best friend—helping in prioritizing deliverables and organizing cross-functional efforts. However, when a UX designer must work across product teams and juggle multiple sprints and priorities, an agile development process can seem both chaotic and rigid at the same time.

    My UX team has been developing and testing a model in which UX designers work across agile teams within our organization. So far, we are seeing some fairly positive results. In this article, I’ll share how we do it, so you can try out our approach or modify it to suit your needs. Read More

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