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Why designers fail to integrate into Agile teams

UX Planet

Prescriptive Agile frameworks make it hard for designers to add valuable contributions to the team. I designed every detail in Photoshop before handing the mockups to the developers. I was excited to be part of a cross-functional team and I could not wait to start working in sprints. But it wasn’t all that bad.

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Deconstructing Being Agile

The Product Coalition

Agile vs. Being Agile Agile became popular shortly after ‘The Agile Software Development Manifesto ’ was published in 2001. Blindly adopting Agile is not a guarantee that a team will be agile , as these additional Agile rules are not essential to being agile. This is why one-size-fits-all Agile solutions are a bad idea.

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Product Management is Culture Management

Mind the Product

Or “ How to Manage Software Development in Teams who Think Nothing Like you “ Product management has two diversity problems. Cultural homogeneity in product teams is dead, welcome cultural diversity. Product managers who work with cross-cultural teams are in the crossfire. It simply doesn’t work.

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Agile at Scale – Outcome Driven (or Broken)

Tyner Blain

Taking agile, a process otherwise optimized for small, cross-functional, collaborative teams and making it work at scale is fascinating. Think of a couple dozen teams (a couple hundred people) working to deliver across a couple hundred systems, for a multi-billion dollar organization. Getting Faster at Building the Wrong Thing.

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Forget Methodologies, Focus on Customers

Modus Create

So let’s dive into some old and new methodologies that companies use to implement, develop and balance the three pillars. Each methodology has strengths and weaknesses, and since implementations can vary widely, it’s useful to understand how and when to apply elements of each.

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The Collision of Product Management and Product Ownership

The Product Coalition

Scrum came about even earlier than the agile manifesto almost a whole decade to be exact (although you can traces origins earlier back to 1986 with the article The New New Product Development Game ). In fact they decided to broaden the scope of the role by bringing it closer to the team and customers?—?this

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Shape Up Your Agile

Crafty CTO

Bigger – it speaks to every aspect of the software development process. Shape Up is the Basecamp team’s distillation of how they themselves develop software, superbly written and illustrated, freely contributed to the world as an online and downloadable e-book. Big as in a 143 page PDF.

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