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User-Centered Agile Methods by Hugh Beyer

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CHAPTER 5

Structure of a User-Centered Agile Process

Given the above best practices and what is known to work in both the user-centered and agile domains, it is possible to construct an overall approach to design and development that makes agile development truly user-centered—or, conversely, that makes user-centered development agile.

This approach makes room for coherent design by preceding agile development with a phase 0 for user research and user experience design. With a sound understanding of the user under their belt, the team can then write good user stories and go into agile development sprints confident that they know what problem they are solving and have an initial direction for solving it.

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