XPwm Meeting – UE and Agile: Two Great Tastes that Taste Great Together

Where: Work Play Space, 941 Wealthy Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Free talk: February 24, 2009, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Agile is very popular, and has produced successful products. However, even highly-functional Agile teams can fail because a successful product is more than just well-executed technology delivered on time. Many core Agile techniques (e.g. peer programming, integrated testing, refactoring) are focused on effective development. Often, Agile projects are staffed exclusively with people who write code. How does the Agile process best integrate the contributions of business stakeholders, and other team members? Even if there’s someone on the team who knows and represents the customer, what do you do when you have multiple customers? How do you know that your product will deliver a coherent user experience over time as it evolves? How do you balance feedback from team members and users so you can correctly prioritize and sequence user stories?

In this talk, Lane will draw on her experience with Agile teams to share how user experience design methods contribute to Agile projects and how UE activities can be coordinated with Agile development activities.

RSVP’s are appreciated for balancing snacks and seating.

Please click here to RSVP (yes, no, maybe):
http://xpwestmichigan.org/

This free talk will be followed by a workshop on User Experience design.

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