Agile Transformation: How to Leverage Product Management

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Steering an Agile Transformation should not be confused with simply adopting Agile software development principles. Adoption of Agile software development practices by the Development organization is often the catalyst to look at the whole organization. Why Agile Transformation?

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Agile Product Management – You Asked, We Answered

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General Use of Agile – My perception is that Agile is being? How extensively is Agile being used for non-software products? Agile, which is really empirical process control, has been embraced well beyond the software world. Agile Product Management

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Top 10 Mobile UX Agencies in 2018-2019


That’s where UX agencies come in: they help brands, entrepreneurs, and individuals make their app ideas a reality. This UX agency has designed 25+ domains with clients from across 13 countries. Clay is a full-service development and UX agency based in San Francisco.

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Six predictions for the UX and CX industries in 2020


Therefore, I have asked six of UserZoom’s brightest minds (who also happened to be willing to stake their hard-earned reputations on these predictions) about how they think the CX and UX landscapes will shape up in 2020. Becky Wright, Senior Product UX Researcher.

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Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The best way to begin innovating your products is by innovating your internal process. We'll explore the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process, as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies to see how to lead with a clear strategy well-defined tactics, and an unbiased understanding of the fundamental question: "why are you innovating?"

UX LIVE 2019: Lee Duddell, Senior UX Director, on ‘Democratizing UX’ [VIDEO]


Our Senior UX Director Lee Duddell discusses the importance of democratizing UX , while highlighting the mistakes that people make when they begin sharing research empowerment around the organisation and how they can avoid them. Lots of people are working in agile now.

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Four top challenges UX teams face in 2020 and how to solve them


What are the top challenges that UX professionals will face in 2020 and what can we do to solve them? Over the last couple of years we’ve surveyed hundreds of people from some of the biggest companies in the world to discover the current UX landscape in enterprise organizations.

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A quick start guide to running user research in Agile


In this article, we’ll discuss: What is Agile? What are the benefits of Agile? Why user research has traditionally struggled in the Agile environment. How to make user research happen in Agile and make everyone think you’re super awesome. What is Agile?

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Top UX Agencies To Choose From In 2019


I have spent more than 15 years with UX design agencies. This puts me in a position to tell endless stories of the heroic work top UX agencies do day after day to fight for a better digital world. Today I’m going to give you an overview of the top UX design agencies. UX studio.

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The UX of UserZoom: Part one – How we set up our research process


Welcome to ‘ The UX of UserZoom ’ – a new regular series where we reveal how we’re using our very own research product to improve the UX of UserZoom itself! To show how UserZoom delivers valuable UX insights at any stage of the product development lifecycle.

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Lost in the Agile Jungle? by Christian Becker

Mind the Product

When we compare today’s agile product management in practice with what we have seen some 10 years ago, not much has changed: Agility is still mainly limited to UX labs and A/B testing, and misses the potential value that could be found between the initial idea and a working product.

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The Lean UX Process

Product Bookshelf

Lean UX: Designing Great Products with Agile Teams by Jeff Gothelf. Lean UX Principles. Lean UX is the way you do design in an Agile process. The Lean UX process relies heavily on repeatable and continuing feedback and research with customers.

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All You Need To Know About UX Team Structure

UX Studio

Companies have finally started to take UX seriously. As more and more UX designers and researchers get hired to make products better, we must think about how to best organize them. What does the ideal UX team structure look like? What three main disciplines form UX? If you’ve dipped your toes into the UX realm, you’ve probably met people of various different fields. UX Research. Well, we have said this before and will say it again: UX is a team sport.

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Supercharge Your Corporate Dashboards With UX Analytics


The post Supercharge Your Corporate Dashboards With UX Analytics appeared first on UserZoom. Agile UX Research & Testing Events Measuring User Experience User Experience Research

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Four senior UX leaders on how to optimize research under time constraints


Or perhaps you’re trying to integrate user research into an Agile Sprint cycle , which is definitely achievable but requires some adjustments to your choice of methods and tools. Darrell Penta , Senior UX Researcher | HubSpot. Kyle Brady , Senior UX Researcher | Keap.

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UX Research Training: Kick-start UX Research In Your Product Team

UX Studio

Attending UX Research Training enables your product team to. start in-house UX research and get to know how to take advantage of the insights to create a better product. Know what direction to take your product based on UX Research and not just educated guesses. Measuring UX.

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Lee Duddell, Senior Director of UX Research, on ‘Common mistakes rookies make when testing (and how to overcome them)’


Lee Duddell, UserZoom’s Senior Director of UX Research, reveals some of the mistakes that newbies make when they’re running tests for the first time and how they can avoid them. . He’s only ever worked in Agile. Agile UX Research & Testing BetterUX User Research

Alfonso de la Nuez on ‘Why and How to Democratize UX Research’


Alfonso de la Nuez, UserZoom’s Co-founder and Co-CEO, discusses how we now live in a world of digital experiences and in order for modern companies to survive, they need to democratize UX insights throughout the entire organisation. . Show me the UX insights.

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Top UX Design Agencies in San Francisco: How to Choose?

UX Studio

The fact that so many UX design agencies have set up shop in San Francisco makes it seem easy to hire one. Some UX agencies in San Francisco have real industry legends running them and can present hilariously prestigious clients. How much SF UX companies charge for projects.

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What sample size do you really need for UX research?


With that in mind, let’s look at three main categories and use cases that are common in the UX world to help us discern what sample size is typically needed for each: Looking for Usability Issues. On-Demand Webinar : Participant Recruiting: Sourcing the right participants for your UX Research.

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Agile With a Capital A Might not be Best by Morag McLaren

Mind the Product

Here Morag McLaren looks at a few things she’s learned through this process when it comes to Agile. Don’t Forget the Other Parts of the Agile Manifesto. Most people’s perception of the agile manifesto is that it tells us to do things fast and regularly.

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Remote Agile (Part 6): Sprint Planning with Distributed Teams

The Product Coalition

A Remote Sprint Planning with a Distributed Team We started this series on remote agile with looking into practices and tools, followed by exploring virtual Liberating Structures, and how to master Zoom. Alternatively, join 7,400-plus peers of the Slack team “Hands-on Agile” for free.

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Soma Ray & Stephanie Agotborde from on ‘Making UX Research a Team Sport’


UX researchers, Soma Ray & Stephanie Agotborde, describe how they created the ultimate UX super-team at So, at, we have a huge UX community that are identifying and addressing multiple user needs in simultaneous.

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What Does the Agile Roadmapping Process Look Like in Practice?


In today’s article, we’ll discuss the agile roadmapping process. We’ll start by reviewing the objectives of roadmaps and planning for agile teams, then share some special considerations for agile roadmaps. Decades before agile’s inception, Dwight D.

Remote Agile (Part 6): Sprint Planning with Distributed Teams

The Product Coalition

Remote Agile (Part 7): Sprint Review with Distributed Teams TL; DR: A Remote Sprint Review with a Distributed Team We started this series on remote agile with looking into practices and tools; we explored virtual Liberating Structures, and how to master Zoom.

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Circular Design – The Role of UX in the Age of Sustainability


What the UX methodology has to offer. If we look at the four main stages of the circular design approach, we can see that the method we use in UX design is pretty similar to this. . Prototyping and ideation are key elements in the UX design process.

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Agile With a Capital A Might not be Best by Morag McClaren

Mind the Product

Here Morag McLaren looks at a few things she’s learned through this process when it comes to Agile. Don’t Forget the Other Parts of the Agile Manifesto. Most people’s perception of the agile manifesto is that it tells us to do things fast and regularly. It is assumed that the understanding of users and how to solve their problems is the sole role of UX or the product manager. Don’t Assume Everybody Understands or Agrees With why You’re Moving to Agile.

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Changing the Conversation about Product Management vs. UX

Melissa Perri

If you had to pick one, would you rather be a Product Manager or UX Designer? The company was far from Agile or Lean at the time, but I didn’t know any better. My boss announced we were hiring a Director of UX. When the new Director of UX started, most of that went away.

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What does the agile roadmapping process look like in practice?

The Product Coalition

Decades before agile’s inception, Dwight D. But in the context of planning, agile software development practitioners are wise to take Eisenhower’s words to heart. “In I am a firm believer that an agile product roadmap is an important document for all agile teams.

Forever Employable – Jeff Gothelf on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

It’s a long way from his first book ( Lean UX ), and his personal retrospective is highly relevant for anyone trying to figure out what they want to do next. About Lean UX v Agile. *

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Louise Rowlands, Senior UX Researcher at MoneySupermarket on democratizing user research [Video]


Our theme this year was on the democratisation of UX, with our speakers discussing how they spread user research education and insights throughout their organisations, and all the successes and challenges they’ve encountered. Every function kind of covers really that design and UX.

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5 Steps To Test Your Product Ideas

The Product Coalition

design ux agile product-management startupWhen we have ideas, it’s like a piece of Playdoh. Follow these 5 steps to make the right decisions as a Product Manager. Continue reading on ».

Prioritization is about Confidence, not Value

The Product Coalition

ux prioritization agile product-strategy product-management“Defining value: the most ambiguous word in product development” was the title of a post by Jeff Gothelf at the beginning of last year. If… Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

Top 7 UX Podcasts to Inspire Product Design


Outside of your customers, fellow designers are another great way to inspire new UX ideas. UX podcasts offer a fantastic learning resource for designers because you can tune in whenever—and wherever—you need to get your creative gears moving. UI Breakfast Podcast–Expert Advice on UX/UI.

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Ben Holland-Arlen on how the Salesforce UX team is working remotely


Leading tech companies are often the first to test out innovative methods of work (like Agile), so it’s no surprise that they’re also beginning to hire remote workers and organize distributed teams. We talked to Ben Holland-Arlen, an experienced UX leader, and asked him about […]. The post Ben Holland-Arlen on how the Salesforce UX team is working remotely appeared first on RealtimeBlog | A blog by RealtimeBoard

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UX Case Study: an information architectural redesign project

UX Studio

In this case study we’ll introduce the methods we used in our UX design process to make a complex system more user-friendly. Redesigning information architecture in UX projects can come with risks. It definitely made for an interesting experience from a UX researcher perspective.

The competitive advantage of BPMA sponsored groups

bpma ProductHub

An Agile Product Open meetup recap. The Agile Product Open meetup is one such group that is dedicated to advancing the principles and practices of product management. It’s a collaborative forum for leveraging Agile to discover and deliver better products, sooner.

Lean UX author Jeff Gothelf on why design must have a seat at the table

Inside Intercom

Jeff is the author of Lean UX (which teaches how to rapidly experiment with design ideas) and the co-owner of Sense & Respond Press , a publisher of short, actionable books for busy leaders. My responsibility was to build a design team in that new agile way of working.

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Rapid Prototyping – Philip Pantelides on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Agile Product Development Lean Product Management Minimum Viable Product Podcast Product Development Process Product Launch Prototyping The Product Experience User Experience (UX) User Testing podcast product management product management podcast Rapid Prototyping

Agile Across the Organization; Product Management Events this Spring

Good Product Manager

Survey: The State of Agile Across the Organization. I’m conducting some research related to the current state of agile adoption within b-to-b organizations — please take 10 minutes to take part in this survey. My SiriusDecisions colleague Cristina De Martini and I are looking at agile adoption — not just within product management, but across multiple functions/departments including marketing and sales.