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UX for an Agile World (Part III)

by Stuart Ridgway, Original Music for Film and Television.  I originally wrote this article for Excella.com on October 5, 2016.

More and more, the development world is embracing Agile practices.  As we learned in Part I of this series, the UX team must find a balance between gaining a complete understanding of the customer with bringing high impact value to the product early and often. To do so, we need to know how to engage with the Agile team as described in Part II.

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Building Towards the MVP

Keep in mind that one of the most important steps in an Agile process is gathering feedback from users to ensure your developers are building the right product.  The UX team is instrumental in building and maintaining that feedback loop.  Let’s get to the meat of the problem:  how does the UX team plan out their daily activities to coincide and complement each Agile sprint?  Continue reading

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UX for an Agile World (Part II)

by Stuart Ridgway, Original Music for Film and Television.  I originally wrote this article for Excella.com on September 26, 2016.

More and more, the development world is embracing Agile practices. Yet, as we learned in UX for an Agile World (Part I), UX doesn’t necessarily integrate well with Agile development: Agile is about short development sprints that continuously bring business value, where UX is about gaining a complete understanding of the customer and their needs to improve the way they interact with a product over its full lifecycle. Nevertheless, by adjusting how you schedule and perform the steps in your UX processes and align them across several Agile sprints, you can absolutely gain the wisdom of proper UX practices. Continue reading

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UX for an Agile World (Part I)

by Stuart Ridgway, Original Music for Film and Television.  I originally wrote this article for Excella.com on September 13, 2016.

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Integrate Good UX Practices into Agile Development

More and more organizations are recognizing User Experience (UX) as a cornerstone of the products and services they deliver. Beyond being a hot buzzword, there is real science, methodology, and process behind the UX services that Excella provides. UX is a key component for delivering real business and customer value with the software products we build. But more importantly, we have developed unique insights into using great UX design practices to make IT projects shine. Continue reading

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