UX on Agile - Pradeep Joseph

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Talk by Pradeep Joseph, Juniper Networks, at the STC India UX Conference on Saturday, August 27, 2011, conducted at WE School, Bangalore.

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UX on Agile - Pradeep Joseph

  1. 1. UX on Agile – how to make it work Pradeep Joseph UX Design Manager Juniper Networks, Bangalore 1
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  3. 3. Agile for Dummies Wikipedia says: Agile Software Development is a group of software development methodologies based on iterative and incremental development, where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self- organizing, cross-functional teams. Not features, but User Stories Scrum Chicken Pig Sashimi * * Not off a Japanese restaurant menuPradeep Joseph 2011 3
  4. 4. Agile for Dummies Demo Dev & Testing Fit & Project finish backlog planning 2-3 weeks sprint FeedbackPradeep Joseph 2011 4
  5. 5. How does it affect design? Not the way I used to work Prototyping – sorry, no wastage of code Design within a time frame – always Follow-up eats into design time Catch up mode, hard to be ahead of the curve Feedback, user testing becomes shallowPradeep Joseph 2011 5
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  7. 7. 5 phases of Agile adoption for UX people 1. Denial 2. Anger 3. Bargaining 4. Depression 5. Acceptance According to Craig Villamor, Extreme usability: adapting research approaches for Agile development @ CHI 2008Pradeep Joseph 2011 7
  8. 8. How to make it work 1. Involve from the beginning 2. No “Us” vs. “Them” 3. Do what is needed 4. Art of letting go 5. Persistence pays +1Pradeep Joseph 2011 8
  9. 9. 1.Involve from the beginning The invitation may never come Assume leadership, reach out Ask Questions, Question Answers Place yourself “in” the TeamPradeep Joseph 2011 9
  10. 10. 2. No “Us” vs. “Them” There is only ONE team Understand your team Skin in the gamePradeep Joseph 2011 10
  11. 11. 3. Do what is needed – in time Just needed, in time What you do matters, not How you do Guerilla methods Improvise and adapt techniquesPradeep Joseph 2011 11
  12. 12. 4. Art of letting go Develop allies You can’t carry it all alone Keep ego under check Encourage, motivate but direct Don’t police but patrolPradeep Joseph 2011 12
  13. 13. 5. Persistence pays Communicate – why UX is good Communicate – why we need UX Communicate – how you can help I have already told them but check they’ve done it or notPradeep Joseph 2011 13
  14. 14. +1. This too shall pass Put team goals first Lose battles to win the war Keep the larger picture in mind http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF8uR6Z6KLc Think of Randy PauschPradeep Joseph 2011 14
  15. 15. How to make it work 1. Involve from the beginning 2. No “Us” vs. “Them” 3. Do what is needed 4. Art of letting go 5. Persistence pays +1. This too shall passPradeep Joseph 2011 15
  16. 16. 1-5 from 2 years of experience +1 from 13 years of experience pradeepjoseph@yahoo.comPradeep Joseph 2011 16
  17. 17. Now, where is my lunch?

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