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Principles & Practices of Agile

This Part 3 of a 4-Part series on Agile. The Agile Manifesto resulted in a set of twelve principles which provide further guidance on how the goals of the Manifesto will be achieved, including early and frequent delivery of software, regular face-to-face collaboration between business stakeholders and developers, and fostering a self-organizing and motivating environment for developers to […]

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A brief overview of Agile

This Part 2 of a 4-Part series on Agile. The purpose of this post is provide a bit of background on what Agile is and the conditions under which it emerged.  Both this post and those that follow are targeted at UX professionals and researchers of all kinds who may be encountering these ways of working for the first […]

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Recognizing Agile

This Part 1 of a 4-Part series on Agile. Here is my list of the Top ways to know you’re working in an Agile environment: You hear people talking about Sprints, but no-one appears to be running around the office. You hear references to scrum, but people seem more interested in American football than rugby. You hear people […]

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Lean & User Experience, again

Over the years I’ve written a few posts about the relationship between Lean and User Experience.  But in looking back on those, I don’t feel like I ever did as thorough of a job as I would like in connecting the two domains.  So when I was asked last year to contribute to a new book […]

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Recognizing Lean

Here is my list of the Top 7 ways to know you’re working in a Lean environment: You keep hearing references to Lean that don’t refer to Cuisine or cuts of meat. You keep hearing Japanese terms like kaizen or muda. People are talking about Flow, but they are not referencing the positive psychologist Csikszentmihalyi. […]

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