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The UX Professionals’ Guide to Working with Agile Scrum Teams

Boxes and Arrows

The adoption of Agile software development approaches are on the rise across our industry, which means UX professionals are more likely than ever to support Agile projects. Many UX professionals seem stymied by the challenge of effectively integrating UX within an Agile development framework –but there are others in our field who have encountered the same problems yet are finding effective solutions. Regular check-ins with product owners are also helpful in knowing priorities.”

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An Answer to the Pains of Integrating Agile and UX

Boxes and Arrows

I recently attended UXPA 2013 in D.C. One of attendees during the Q&A essentially went on a rant about how “Agile is a developer process,” essentially suggesting that we UX folks know better and shouldn’t even be trying to make Agile work. He used the term “developer” as if it were an epithet, and unsurprisingly, a lot of the audience cheered him on. It turns out that Jeff Gothelf, author of Lean UX (the book I’m reviewing here) has also faced the same challenges.

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The Right Way to Do Lean Research

Boxes and Arrows

Each panelist had made their mark on how design is done in start-ups: Laura wrote the influential O’Reilly book on UX for Lean Startups, and Todd penned the bestselling Rosenfeld Media Prototyping book. Mike founded an influential Lean UX community in San Francisco. . Although the conversation ranged widely, they kept coming back to research: the heart of the lean build-measure-learn cycle. Below is Laura Klein expounds on these key themes of lean research.

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The secrets behind building a Unicorn

Matthew Griffin

You’ve heard their names and you’re already using their products and in many cases they are now the new market leaders, the companies everyone wants to be or to beat. Development. Over the years I’ve found that there is a common misconception that creative types – innovators and inventors are born and that only a small subset of society are deemed capable of being able to conceive great new products but that’s myth. Stage 2: Development.

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71 Innovation Methodologies

Open Innovation EU

A while ago I sat down with Machiel Wetselaar & David van Dinther to create a list of innovation methodologies for a course we’re developing. Focus stage: Growth Published: 2013 more…. The Lean Startup (Ries). The Lean Enterprise. New Product and Development Service Process (Hauser). New Product Development Front End (Khurana). Revolutionizing Product Development (Wheelwright & Clark).

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The Case for Dual Innovation

Tim Kastelle

It turned out compelling to me, given the inherent conditions a large company operates in, that decoupling explorative innovation (such as the development of new-to-the-company technologies and/or business models) from innovating the existing core business is mandatory for an organization in order to establish a balanced and sustainable innovation capability. Similarly, about 70 percent of disruptive innovators also lean toward a more centralized approach.

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Innovation and Organizational Culture

Tim Kastelle

According to Bob Sutton and Huggy Rao , for scaling and established organizations in order to operate smoothly and to develop a collective mindset, it’s crucial that people don’t get conflicting messages. For example, introducing a “x percent rule”, permitting workers to dedicate a portion of time to exlorative projects beside their “core business”, may be sufficient to generate ideas and develop them up to a certain stage.

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Innovation and Organizational Culture

Integrative Innovation

According to Bob Sutton and Huggy Rao , for scaling and established organizations in order to operate smoothly and to develop a collective mindset, it’s crucial that people don’t get conflicting messages. For example, introducing a “x percent rule”, permitting workers to dedicate a portion of time to exlorative projects beside their “core business”, may be sufficient to generate ideas and develop them up to a certain stage.

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