CHAPTER 4

Best Practices for Integrating UX with Agile

Fundamentally, agile development comes down to this: develop in short iterations and test progress at each iteration with real user feedback. However, getting that real user feedback is not possible without the skills and techniques developed by the UX community. Integrating UX with agile development is not only possible, it is critical to the success of agile methods.

Already, we are seeing best practices emerge for such a combined process. These practices are being implemented in agile companies across the industry and provide a baseline for a workable development process. Many of these practices are identified in Martin, Biddle and Noble’s survey11 of agile teams across multiple companies. ...

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