9. Into Development

“BY FAR THE BEST PROOF IS EXPERIENCE.”

—ATTRIBUTED TO SIR FRANCIS BACON

Now we’re ready to build the vision. Here we look at the anatomy of an iteration and the life of a story, how to burn down and not burn out, and how to add experience design into the mix.

So far we’ve talked about getting ready. Now we’ll turn to the heart of the process: iterative development. This is the nuts and bolts of agile software delivery. This is what it’s all about: delivering working, production-ready code regularly and often. And this is where the worlds of the experience designer and the agile developer are most often in conflict. The designers complain that there isn’t enough time to do what needs to be done. The developers complain that ...

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