About MeI am an Agile Methodologist & Practitioner, a SoftwareDeveloper, and a Software Director based in Raleigh, NC.In these roles and a few others, I’ve helped guidecompanies, teams, and individuals in their development,careers, and decisions.I am President and Principal Developer for SnowglobeSoftware Development, Inc. and the Director of Interactivefor Centerline Digital in Raleigh.
UX versus Usability versus UIhttp://www.wired.com/magazine/2012/01/ff_ux/ Copyright Wired Magazine
How do you integrate UX?• No one answer• But I do have an inclination
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Session NotesAt the end of the session, I asked the audience what they have seen work when it comesto integrating UX into Agile teams. The group shared a lot, and we looked at a number ofdifferent models. In the end, for many companies, I think a hybrid model could work best.In the hybrid model, the teams would always have a UX member, and these teams wouldpull research, look-ahead work, and long running work as part of an Agile process.However, in order to ensure a shared vision across all teams, the UX members wouldmeet as part of a larger Scrum of Scrums-like meeting/group that would discuss the bodyof work as a whole, and maintain brand integrity.The following slides contain the raw comments that were shared…
The Raw Data• Kanban seems to work better. Scrum • UX as a pig caused the team to slow down. seems to force work ahead. UX as a chicken caused them to become a• Limit the amount of research space and stakeholder. Now, the team moves faster look-ahead and the Product Owner decides what UX• Having Architects be coupled to UI work goes into the team. produces better design. • Pig and Chicken is BS because it creates• Story – Tactical and Incremental (Little). an artificial divide within the company. Design – Strategic (Big) • No Hand-offs!• Better Done-ness Criteria! • Look at Salesforce’s Office Hours concept• Virtual Agency (Center of Excellence), but for their UX teams. UX is still a part of their team. • When scaling, a hybrid needs to exist• Goal is to study and experiment. Create a which creates a Distributed but Governed more centric focus. Every Friday, do a model. study. • Empower and trust the developers. Open• Make sure you are solving the RIGHT up early work for everyone. problems in User Stories. Create a UX- • Look at a release planning “Cycle”: Vision focused Cross-Functional team. (Paper Prototypes), Communication and• Remove the divide between documentation Collaboration throughout, Joint Designs. and collaboration (ex, take wireframes • Too many cooks can create a design-by- away). committee feel. To avoid, you need a• Working with UX on a team makes things champion role. more relaxed.
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