Many UX practitioners own their own TARDIS – it’s the pattern many of us have adopted so designers can work with development teams using Agile methods by designing up-front and then working behind to iterate the designs. While some suggest that its best practice, does it actually reap the benefits that Agile has to offer? What are its pitfalls, what are the advantages and disadvantages compared to just doing up-front design, and are there any smarter ways of becoming agile, whether working solo, in design teams, or working on end-to-end projects?
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This presentation was given at WebDU 2012 in Sydney, with a second iteration given at Agile Australia 2012 in Melbourne.
If your an agile coach, just knowing Agile, or Scrum, or how to set up a Kanban board won’t be enough to get you though the complexities involved in successfully performing the role and being an agile leader. Seek to expand your knowledge and capabilities and practice intentionally as part of your own continuous improvement.