Integrating UX into Agile

Course length: 1 – 2 days

Course format: Lecture with group exercises & Q&A

Course Overview

A common belief is that Agile teams don’t have much time for user experience activities. However, an Agile approach actually can offer more opportunities for UX involvement. This course helps Agile and Lean teams understand how to effectively incorporate user-centered design processes and UX best practices into their projects. The course provides practical insight, whether you are running pure Agile, “scrumfall” or something similar.

Unlike other Agile courses taught from the Development perspective, this course is taught by a leading user experience expert.

Audience

Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Product Managers, Business Analysts, Technical Team Leads, Project Managers, Program Managers, Developers, Interaction Designers, Information Architects, Usability Specialists, User Researchers, Executive Management with oversight responsibility, and anyone interested in incorporating user-centered practices into an Agile development process.

Course Highlights (customizable)

  • Agile/Lean and UCD principles
  • Agile lifecycle and UX activities
  • Why UX people should love Agile and Lean methods
  • Natural modes for UX interaction with Agile teams
  • Managing sprints to your advantage
  • UX in the planning phase
  • Waterfall vs. Agile requirements
  • Design & prototyping for Agile and Lean execution
  • User research in Agile environments
  • UX Quality and Acceptance Criteria
  • Making design and research transparent
  • Breaking down designs in the context of epics and user stories
  • Communication obstacles with common backlog tools
  • Bringing it all together: release cycle case study

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