User experience vs. agile development

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Combining agile and IA/design is one of the most difficult challenges. Agile methods such as SCRUM and XP say absolutely nothing about the IA and design process. IA/design are usually driven by a holistic approach which is troublesome to combine with the iterative and incremental nature of agile software development. How can we overcome the problems and work together constructively?

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User experience vs. agile development

  1. 1. user experience design vs. agile development
  2. 2. user experience & brand driven
  3. 3. clash of methods?
  4. 4. holistic vs. incremental
  5. 5. waterfall (picture from Lynn Miller)
  6. 6. agile (picture from Lynn Miller)
  7. 7. attempt 1: fully agile (scrum)
  8. 8. result: piece meal design & user interaction no overall IA/design consistency
  9. 9. attempt 2: upfront IA/design
  10. 10. result: difficult to handle change out of date designs unused designs
  11. 11. attempt 3: post-skinning
  12. 12. result: drift from design intent unnecessary re-factoring difficult to collect client feedback
  13. 13. we needed ...
  14. 14. ... keep the advantages
  15. 15. ... while avoiding piece meal
  16. 16. design chunking (picture from Lynn Miller)
  17. 17. sprint 0: the groundwork
  18. 18. define the big picture
  19. 19. fundamentals only
  20. 20. sprint 1 ..n: the project
  21. 21. timing
  22. 22. challenges with chunking
  23. 23. mindsets
  24. 24. communication
  25. 25. artifacts
  26. 26. iteration length
  27. 27. manage this!
  28. 28. no sole truth
  29. 29. sandy@scrumpractitioner.com

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