This talk is for anyone interested in achieving "the best of both worlds" with agile development and user-centered design.
I also intend to address the concerns of skeptical UX professionals who think of agile as simply the latest industry buzzword, and wonder how the turmoil of disrupting tried and tested work practices could possibly improve the process and quality of the results.
I share some practical advice based on my own experiences working in an agile environment and share some of the insights culled from our interest group of practitioners in Switzerland.
I address questions such as:
* What needs to be in place at the start of an agile software project to achieve a successful outcome ("iteration zero")?
* Should a UX designer act as Product Owner in agile ("UXPO")?
* How to best integrate user research in agile development?
* What are the challenges and solutions for collaborating effectively within a multi-disciplinary agile team?