Integrating Agile and UX      Designer and ScrumMaster PerspectivesDorelle Rabinowitz | Mike LeftwichIA Summit 2012       ...
WHO   Are You?                 #AgileUX   @dorelvis
AGILE IS a huge mindset shift                    A Quick Agile Primer                        Agile is not iterations….    ...
AgileHate it                   Love it1         2     3     4        5                            #AgileUX   @dorelvis
Nope. Well, sometimes. But its worth it, because...                         =                     AGILE                   ...
AGILE will make you a   better   designer                   #AgileUX   @dorelvis
Core SkillsSoft SkillsSpecial Sauce         better         designer                    #AgileUX   @dorelvis
Respect each other’s workMy  FIRST      Time                (on an Agile team)                                     #AgileU...
Get everyone on the same page My    FIRST        Time           (with a designer on an Agile team)                        ...
“Scrum doesn’t solve any problems, it just exposes them.” CHALLENGES                                               #AgileU...
Lean into your team and be really embedded        Its about the            TEAM                                       #Agi...
better designerMultiple Roles & Tasks • Many Skills                              #AgileUX   @dorelvis
Make the    PROCESS   your own   Agile is a                         mindset                              #AgileUX   @dorel...
CHALLENGES                           Its still a                                     balancing act    Visibility. Rework. ...
Make the                Speak up about  Process   serve you                        what you need                        to...
My reality is sometimes different            Balancing Work : Designer’s Time        20%                   20%            ...
better designerStrong Voice • Adaptability • Focus                              #AgileUX   @dorelvis
We all own the experience         Incorporating             design             feedback                            #AgileU...
Engineers are analytical.         Incorporating             design             feedback                From Engineers     ...
Engineers are problem-solvers.            Incorporating                design                feedback                   Fr...
Engineers are strategic thinkers.             Incorporating                 design                 feedback               ...
Engineers are optimists.         Incorporating             design             feedback                From Engineers      ...
Engineers like consistency.          Incorporating              design              feedback                 From Engineer...
Avoid “Us and Them” Mentality                            A                            GOOD                            IDEA...
better designerGood ListenerStretchUnderstandPossibilities &Limitations                          #AgileUX   @dorelvis
Don’t be afraid to ask for helpIteratefidelity at appropriate                                   #AgileUX   @dorelvis
Evolve the design and respond to change        vs. minimization of rework  CHALLENGES   its a balancing act               ...
Talk to your customersWELCOMECHANGE reason For the right                          #AgileUX   @dorelvis
better designerComfort with Change • More empathy                             #AgileUX   @dorelvis
Integrating UX into Agile makes better products Better Designer=SUCCESS                                              #Agil...
AGILE will make you a   better   designer                   #AgileUX   @dorelvis
Its about the   TEAM                Lean into your team and be                really embeddedMake the   Process           ...
Thanks! Dorelle_Rabinowitz at intuit.com   @dorelvis Michael_Leftwich at intuit.com#AgileUX
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Integrating Agile & UX: Perspectives from a Designer and ScrumMaster

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Presented at the 2012 IA Summit by Dorelle Rabinowitz and Mike Leftwich.

Stories, from design and engineering, about what Agile team members think about UX, being part of the team, working smoothly within the Agile process, and how to leverage Agile to make your work more effective.

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Integrating Agile & UX: Perspectives from a Designer and ScrumMaster

  1. 1. Integrating Agile and UX Designer and ScrumMaster PerspectivesDorelle Rabinowitz | Mike LeftwichIA Summit 2012 #AgileUX @dorelvis
  2. 2. WHO Are You? #AgileUX @dorelvis
  3. 3. AGILE IS a huge mindset shift A Quick Agile Primer Agile is not iterations…. Agile is not a set of best practices… Agile is not a stinking process… Agile is not an adjective4 Values 12 Principles Many Processes Many Practices http://agilemanifesto.org/ #AgileUX @dorelvis
  4. 4. AgileHate it Love it1 2 3 4 5 #AgileUX @dorelvis
  5. 5. Nope. Well, sometimes. But its worth it, because... = AGILE PAIN #AgileUX @dorelvis
  6. 6. AGILE will make you a better designer #AgileUX @dorelvis
  7. 7. Core SkillsSoft SkillsSpecial Sauce better designer #AgileUX @dorelvis
  8. 8. Respect each other’s workMy FIRST Time (on an Agile team) #AgileUX @dorelvis
  9. 9. Get everyone on the same page My FIRST Time (with a designer on an Agile team) #AgileUX @dorelvis
  10. 10. “Scrum doesn’t solve any problems, it just exposes them.” CHALLENGES #AgileUX @dorelvis
  11. 11. Lean into your team and be really embedded Its about the TEAM #AgileUX @dorelvis
  12. 12. better designerMultiple Roles & Tasks • Many Skills #AgileUX @dorelvis
  13. 13. Make the PROCESS your own Agile is a mindset #AgileUX @dorelvis
  14. 14. CHALLENGES Its still a balancing act Visibility. Rework. Surprises. #AgileUX @dorelvis
  15. 15. Make the Speak up about Process serve you what you need to make it work #AgileUX @dorelvis
  16. 16. My reality is sometimes different Balancing Work : Designer’s Time 20% 20% 60%Current iteration: Iteration + 1: Iteration + 2:• Visual assets • Tuning workflow & • Elaboration of• Workflow tweaks interactions requirements• Responding to • Creating VisDe • User research discovered • Finalizing wireframes • Creating wireframes requirements 30% 50% 20% #AgileUX @dorelvis
  17. 17. better designerStrong Voice • Adaptability • Focus #AgileUX @dorelvis
  18. 18. We all own the experience Incorporating design feedback #AgileUX @dorelvis
  19. 19. Engineers are analytical. Incorporating design feedback From Engineers #AgileUX @dorelvis
  20. 20. Engineers are problem-solvers. Incorporating design feedback From Engineers #AgileUX @dorelvis
  21. 21. Engineers are strategic thinkers. Incorporating design feedback From Engineers #AgileUX @dorelvis
  22. 22. Engineers are optimists. Incorporating design feedback From Engineers #AgileUX @dorelvis
  23. 23. Engineers like consistency. Incorporating design feedback From Engineers #AgileUX @dorelvis
  24. 24. Avoid “Us and Them” Mentality A GOOD IDEA is a GOOD IDEA#AgileUX @dorelvis
  25. 25. better designerGood ListenerStretchUnderstandPossibilities &Limitations #AgileUX @dorelvis
  26. 26. Don’t be afraid to ask for helpIteratefidelity at appropriate #AgileUX @dorelvis
  27. 27. Evolve the design and respond to change vs. minimization of rework CHALLENGES its a balancing act #AgileUX @dorelvis
  28. 28. Talk to your customersWELCOMECHANGE reason For the right #AgileUX @dorelvis
  29. 29. better designerComfort with Change • More empathy #AgileUX @dorelvis
  30. 30. Integrating UX into Agile makes better products Better Designer=SUCCESS #AgileUX @dorelvis
  31. 31. AGILE will make you a better designer #AgileUX @dorelvis
  32. 32. Its about the TEAM Lean into your team and be really embeddedMake the Process serve you Speak up about what you need to make it work A GOOD IDEA is a Good Idea Avoid “Us and Them” MentalityWELCOME CHANGEreason For the rightTalk to your customers #AgileUX @dorelvis
  33. 33. Thanks! Dorelle_Rabinowitz at intuit.com @dorelvis Michael_Leftwich at intuit.com#AgileUX
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