This is the 11″ x 17″ 2-sided Quick Reference Guide for Agile Development and Scrum that I use in classes. Be careful. It’s scary. It has a lot of stuff packed into it. And, I won’t be surprised if you don’t agree with it all.
Why common Agile processes like Scrum and Extreme Programming can cause startups to focus on the wrong thing
When working with startups individually or coaching in an accelerator, I often get asked to do a basic Agile tutorial. And, every time I’m asked, I get this sinking feeling. What most people believe Agile development is today isn’t at all what you need if you’re a startup. In fact, trying too hard to get Agile “right” is a good way to slow down the stuff that should really be happening.
A simple recipe for using collaborative sketching with Agile and Lean UX teams
In a design studio, everyone sketches and shares ideas. By everyone I really mean everyone: UI designers, developers, testers, product managers, business stakeholders, end users, customer service people, and anyone else interested. Everyone feels involved and engaged. Everyone quickly learns that the best ideas aren’t any one person’s but a mashup of everyone’s. And, on top of all this, it’s fun. And, you deserve a little fun.
This article contains the Design Studio Recipe from my book User Story Mapping. That, and a bit more background, and link to a quick reference guide that might come in handy.
This virtual seminar was broadcast in September 2011 by Jared Spool’s UIE. Here story mapping is described from a user experience practitioners perspective. But, between us, it’s pretty much the same thing.
Navigate to UIE to see more details and watch the seminar. Warning, that if you’re not already a member, you may need to shell out a little cash to get access… but not too much. And, you can get access to tons of other valuable content.
Here’s the link again: www.aycl.uie.com/virtual_seminars/tying_agile_and_ux_together
Download the pdf and take a look.