There is a common misconception that User Experience (UX) work will slow Agile down. In this session Carol Smith (@carologic) will dispel this theory by sharing her experiences, and the best practices that she has collected through her own work, as well as through attending training and workshops with advanced UX/Agile practitioners.
This presentation will include discussions of how to successfully imbed the UX team; the pros and cons of Agile projects; and the UX team’s responsibilities with regard to prioritization of work. Methods for working with distributed teams will be briefly discussed when team co-location is not feasible.
Finally, Carol will discuss best practices and several successful ways to integrate usability testing methods across iterations.
Carol Smith is a regular presenter at conferences internationally and has been working on Agile projects since 2009. She has worked in a wide range of industries including: education, healthcare, government, manufacturing and retail.
Carol has a Master's degree in Human-Computer Interaction and is an active volunteer with User Experience Professionals Association (@UXPA_Int). She tweets @carologic and enjoys running and spending time with her husband and kids.
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