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Wednesday, April 19 • 13:30 - 15:00
Integrating UX Design into Agile Development (David Grabel)

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Does your organization have more development teams than User Experience (UX) designers? Have you adopted the Lean UX solution to this problem – a center of excellence of UX designers working 2 sprints ahead of the development team handing off detailed UI designs for developers? If so, you are living an Agile Anti-pattern!
Trying to bridge the Lean UX and Scrum Development divide this “traditional” way is a slippery slope back to waterfall – handoffs, overly complex designs, mismatched expectations and frustration for everyone. However, by keeping the Agile Values and Principles in mind, you can implement a process that allows people to practice Agile development and deliver outstanding user experiences early and often.
In this workshop we will explore how to use face-to-face communication to have “the business” (i.e. UX Designers) work with the developer’s daily to create great experiences. We will also have some hands-on activities to learn about High Tech Anthropology, an Agile practice for creating true empathy for the user within the developers. We will conclude with Mob Design – a practice based on Mob Programming for bringing developers and designers even closer together to co-create UI designs even more rapidly.

Learning Outcomes:
  • 1. How developers and experience designers can work together to create better software faster.
  • 2. The benefits of observing users in their native habitat.
  • 3. How to scope a project using personas and persona mapping.
  • 4. How to apply mob programming to UI design.


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David Grabel

Enterprise Agile Coach, Fidelity Investments
David Grabel is an enterprise agile coach consulting at Fidelity Investments bringing Agile to the entire organization. He has introduced Scrum, Kanban, XP, and SAFe at both small and large organizations. His previous clients include Vistaprint, Trizetto, Bose, and PayPal where he... Read More →

Wednesday April 19, 2017 13:30 - 15:00 EDT