UX and User Research in Agile Environments

I’ve been doing a lot of presentations at conferences over the last year talking about agile and user-experience or UX and my experiences in making the two practices can work hand-in-hand. While many practitioners subscribe to the idea that you should do UX work one Sprint (or more) ahead, I don’t. If business analysts, testers,…

Waterfall vs. Agile – a knowledge problem, not a requirements problem

Even though the Project Management Institute (PMI) began accepting applications for their Certified Practitioner program over a year ago now, many experienced, veteran project managers still disregard agile methods and stress the importance of Waterfall approaches. Their rationale is simple: Premise: Many projects fail because they have poor planning, analysis and design The literature over…