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“ I guess my first impression of agile was that it's a framework, but it definitely affects your way of thinking , in a kind of philosophical sense in some respect....
“ ...so that the way that we approach tasks or problems or things within the brief are fundamentally different from how we would approach them in a waterfall manner.” – P4
An agile mindset A way of thinking Flexibility and sufficiency
“ I don't ever believe in the right products, it's never gonna be right . I think that sits at the core of agile mentality. Which is actually good in some ways, but it's kind of counter-intuitive design mentality .” - P8
An agile mindset A way of thinking Flexibility and sufficiency The smarter approach
“ It's very important for us as UX designers and creatives to be able to talk and feedback and find better ways to work with developers, because that's inherently the problem. ” – P6
Roles & responsibilities Communication hub Blending of roles
“ It's blending it all together. Equally developers need to be more skilled at design. As not to say they should do design, I should do code, but we need to be able to speak each others language . ” – P2
Roles & responsibilities Communication hub Blending of roles End user advocate
“ Essentially I was advocate for the user (...) I was an advisor, a sort of a consultant within the team on UX issues. ” – P5
UX practitioners’ attitude towards agile matters. A lot.
Benefit of agile: co-location and collaboration facilitate bridging the gap and overcoming silos.
If the UX team is too small or not structured appropriately, user-centredness is the first thing that’s compromised .
Sprint zero is not sufficient to establish a vision. To guide strategic decisions and activities, user research has to take place before agile development starts.
Introduction Research method Results & Analysis Conclusion
Implications for practitioners (1) Become a design facilitator and active participant Align UX team members around a clear vision and make sure your project‘s vision is clear, too
Implications for practitioners (2) Consider user panels , test no matter what, combine evaluative and generative research Explore lightweight methods and agile tools Use interim sprint-zeros to reflect on and refine your vision
Areas for future research Impact of co-location (or the lack of it) Exploration of different environments and contexts (e.g. in-house vs. freelancers, web vs. mobile applications)
Agile 2009 Johanna Kollmann, Helen Sharp & Ann Blandford The importance of identity and vision to UX designers on agile projects