Extending an Agile<br />Development Method<br />with Creativity Techniques<br />Bianca Hollis<br />Lead UX Designer, BBC W...
Agenda<br /><ul><li> Introduction
 Agile innovation
 Creativity techniques
 Injecting creativity into Agile -
 Project 1
 Project 2
 Results of the study
 Key points
Q&A</li></li></ul><li>Lightweight<br />Team of motivated individuals<br />About<br />Value<br />Quick tangible results<br ...
“Normal response zone”<br />      Isaksen 2011<br />Simplest<br />Obvious<br />
Creativity Techniques<br />spawn<br />“Undreamt of”<br />requirements<br />
Exploratory<br />Start<br />+<br />=<br />Combinational<br />Transformational<br />(Boden 1994)<br />
Idea box<br />SCAMPER<br />Random words<br />Creativity software<br />Creativity Triggers<br />Dreams<br />Storyboarding<b...
Maiden et al <br />Almost a decade of creativity techniques in requirements engineering<br />The ‘RESCUE’ workshop<br />
Agile System Development Lifecycle<br />Where might you inject creativity?<br />(Adapted from Ambler 2005)<br />
Agile System Development Lifecycle<br />Opportunities for creative thinking...<br />(Adapted from Ambler 2005)<br />
Agile project 1: The Envisioning Stage<br />A corporate event system<br />
The Envisioning Process<br />Adapted from Isaksen’s (2011) ‘Creative Approaches to Problem Solving’<br />
Remember the future<br />Envisioning Workshop Technique #1<br />
Creativity Triggers<br />Envisioning Workshop Technique #2<br />
Event System<br />
Agile System Development Lifecycle<br />The sprint zero or sprint phase...<br />Initial requirements & architecture worksh...
Epic selection criteria<br />Identify Epic(s) with potential for further creative exploration<br />Identify Epics that –<b...
 Are complex
 Need for novelty or competitive advantage
 Have creative potential</li></ul>Backlog of Epics<br />Created during Envisioning workshop<br />Epic <br />Workshop(s)<br...
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    1. 1. Extending an Agile<br />Development Method<br />with Creativity Techniques<br />Bianca Hollis<br />Lead UX Designer, BBC Worldwide<br />
    2. 2. Agenda<br /><ul><li> Introduction
    3. 3. Agile innovation
    4. 4. Creativity techniques
    5. 5. Injecting creativity into Agile -
    6. 6. Project 1
    7. 7. Project 2
    8. 8. Results of the study
    9. 9. Key points
    10. 10. Q&A</li></li></ul><li>Lightweight<br />Team of motivated individuals<br />About<br />Value<br />Quick tangible results<br />Adaptive<br />Flexible<br />Agile<br />I N N O V A T I O N<br />
    11. 11. “Normal response zone”<br /> Isaksen 2011<br />Simplest<br />Obvious<br />
    12. 12. Creativity Techniques<br />spawn<br />“Undreamt of”<br />requirements<br />
    13. 13. Exploratory<br />Start<br />+<br />=<br />Combinational<br />Transformational<br />(Boden 1994)<br />
    14. 14. Idea box<br />SCAMPER<br />Random words<br />Creativity software<br />Creativity Triggers<br />Dreams<br />Storyboarding<br />Lotus blossom<br />Creativity Techniques<br />Hall of fame<br />Analogies<br />Mind pumping<br />Brain-writing<br />Morphological matrix<br />What-iffing?<br />
    15. 15. Maiden et al <br />Almost a decade of creativity techniques in requirements engineering<br />The ‘RESCUE’ workshop<br />
    16. 16. Agile System Development Lifecycle<br />Where might you inject creativity?<br />(Adapted from Ambler 2005)<br />
    17. 17. Agile System Development Lifecycle<br />Opportunities for creative thinking...<br />(Adapted from Ambler 2005)<br />
    18. 18. Agile project 1: The Envisioning Stage<br />A corporate event system<br />
    19. 19. The Envisioning Process<br />Adapted from Isaksen’s (2011) ‘Creative Approaches to Problem Solving’<br />
    20. 20. Remember the future<br />Envisioning Workshop Technique #1<br />
    21. 21. Creativity Triggers<br />Envisioning Workshop Technique #2<br />
    22. 22. Event System<br />
    23. 23. Agile System Development Lifecycle<br />The sprint zero or sprint phase...<br />Initial requirements & architecture workshops<br />(Adapted from Ambler 2005)<br />
    24. 24. Epic selection criteria<br />Identify Epic(s) with potential for further creative exploration<br />Identify Epics that –<br /><ul><li> Are ambiguous
    25. 25. Are complex
    26. 26. Need for novelty or competitive advantage
    27. 27. Have creative potential</li></ul>Backlog of Epics<br />Created during Envisioning workshop<br />Epic <br />Workshop(s)<br />Adapted from Isaksen’s (2011) ‘Creative Approaches to Problem Solving’<br />
    28. 28. Agile project 2: The Epic stage<br />A TV listings website<br />
    29. 29. The Epic Process<br />Adapted from Isaksen’s (2011) ‘Creative Approaches to Problem Solving’<br />
    30. 30. Validation of the ‘liking’ something concept<br />
    31. 31.
    32. 32.
    33. 33. Brainstorming & Random Stars Creativity Techniques<br />Pink & Orange<br />‘Random Stars’ technique<br />(20 mins)<br />Green & Yellow<br />Brainstorm<br />(30 mins)<br />
    34. 34. Evaluation of the ideas generated<br />V<br />Original backlog of Epics<br />Generated through competitor & gap analysis, discussion<br />Creative workshop<br />ideas<br />
    35. 35. Results of the comparison<br />Median Test<br />Unpaired T-Test (2 tail, unequal variance)<br />Novelty: p< 0.00000005<br />Usefulness: p<0.00000001<br />
    36. 36. Key points<br />*<br />Agile has great potential to innovate but lacks creativity<br />You CAN inject some creative thinking within the tight constraints of Agile (limited time & resources)<br />You need just 1 killer idea to make your product stand out from the rest.<br />Try it! <br />*<br />*<br />
    37. 37. Thank you<br />Email: bianca.hollis@bbc.com<br />Twitter: @biancaUXD<br />

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