Tales of integrating design into agile - or how I learned to stop worrying and love kanban

A session at UX Cambridge 2015

Wednesday 9th September, 2015

2:15pm to 3:00pm (GMT)

If you'd read some of the articles out there around UX and agile, you'd be forgiven for thinking the end is nigh. When we set out in November 2013 to integrate our less-than-ten-person UX team into our 10+ agile teams, we quickly found out why.

We also didn't have a lot to go on in the way of advice - as a big, complex organisation with a multitude of backend systems and an even bigger multitude of dependencies between them - a lot of the conventional advice didn't apply.

Over the next 18 months we tried and abandoned multiple ways of working as we tackled the following and more:
-where does design live - in sprints, out of sprints, ahead of sprints?
-should you attend ceremonies - all, none, some?
-the question of UX:UI:dev ratios - what sort of headcount do you really need?
-how do you get research done amidst ever-changing priorities?
-how and when to get involved in UAT (and make sure your display bugs get fixed when you do)?
-how do you keep things consistent?
Just to keep us on our toes, this was all happening against a backdrop of organisational change - particularly around UX and UI.

So how did it all work out? Did doomsday come to pass? You'll just have to wait and see...

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Cory-Ann Joseph

Content strategist @iqcontent, co-organiser @refreshdublin and sort-of poker player. Listening to D'Angelo on endless repeat.

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UX Cambridge 2015

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