Category Archives: Agile UX

We recommend this approach to getting to Agile: The Guerillas Workflow | Agile Zone

Were now four episodes in to The Agile Guerilla series. The focus of this series of articles is to to help you introduce change, specifically moving to agility, into your organization from the grassroots level. This series of posts on … Continue reading

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Our thoughts & a poll: Petr Olmer, evangelist: Five excellent excuses why not to be agile

Sure, everybody says: be agile! But what if you don’t really feel like being agile? You need some excuses. And here are five excellent ones. And the five are listed here but read the entire article to really see that … Continue reading

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Followups from Refresh Savannah Intro to Agile event

Hey all, thanks for the wonderful attendance & great discussion last night @ Refresh Savannah’s July event. Continue reading

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Agile and UX Coaching – Anders Ramsay.com

Update: Once again, Joe Sokohl comes through with key insights, pointing out something that was obvious in my mind but I did not state explicitly in the post – the idea of a UX Coach is analogous to an Agile … Continue reading

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Are you creating usability test tasks that really motivate users?

Here is some food for thought in how you can really engage your users in doing usability tests with you & for you! We at Social Usability take all these approaches into consideration when designing the tasks for your Usability … Continue reading

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Are you trying to be Agile? – comments from: Agile or Iterative and Incremental | Agile Zone

Agile or Iterative and Incremental | Agile Zone. Some comments on being Agile in a Waterfall world – being careful treading there anyway is where this author comes from. But from Kevin Lawver’s  comment on the previous post on Waterfall … Continue reading

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InfoQ: Agile Usability – perceptions of “us vs them” need to change to “us PLUS them”

The “us” is often perceived as the Developers & the “them” is the UX practitioners who are working at some point in the process. If they are joined at the hip with the Developers & engaged in the whole development process, performing usability testing elements & doing just-in-time design & research, then they are contributing positive interactions & value to the team.

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Some comments on the “mines” awaiting us if we don’t: Harmonizing Agile With “User-Centered Design”

There are points to be made for prototyping in Cycle 0 & what affect not doing it effectively can do to your Brand These points are made in an article that in fact has defined 8 “mines” that are awaiting … Continue reading

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Some comments on: The Role of Usability Practices in Agile Development

Here’s another example of & use of an iterative approach to usability testing within the cycles of Agile Development Projects. This one is from an interview posted on the Rally site, a vendor of solutions to manage projects based on SCRUM methodologies. Continue reading

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The Process for Usability Testing in an Agile Development Iteration (Sprint)

The new services that we announced recently here, taking a rigorous set of Best Practices (12) for UX Services in an Agile Development Project, are intended to help conduct usability tests on paper prototypes, then do the proper combination of research, design & usability testing in a parallel track that works ahead & follows behind the developers, delivering continually more refined usability testing of the deliverables of your iteration cycles.

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