Does your organization have more development teams than User Experience (UX) designers? Have you adopted the Lean UX solution to this problem – a center of excellence of UX designers working 2 sprints ahead of the development team handing off detailed UI designs for developers? If so, you are living an Agile Anti-pattern!

Trying to bridge the Lean UX and Scrum Development divide this “traditional” way is a slippery slope back to waterfall – handoffs, overly complex designs, mismatched expectations and frustration for everyone. However, by keeping the Agile Values and Principles in mind, you can implement a process that allows people to practice Agile development and deliver outstanding user experiences early and often.

In this workshop we will explore how to use face-to-face communication to have “the business” (i.e. UX Designers) work with the developer’s daily to create great experiences. We will also have some hands-on activities to learn about High Tech Anthropology, an Agile practice for creating true empathy for the user within the developers. We will conclude with Mob Design – a practice based on Mob Programming for bringing developers and designers even closer together to co-create UI designs even more rapidly.

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About the Speaker(s)

Currently bringing agile to the entire business unit at Vistaprint, David Grabel is a passionate enterprise agile coach. He coached the internal advertising agency and the email Marketing channel at Vistaprint, bringing Agile to Marketing. He has introduced Scrum, Kanban, XP, and SAFe to organizations of sizes varying from single team startups to large organizations with over 500 teams. Previous clients include PayPal, Bose, and Trizetto. He helped develop a process for integrating Lean UX design with Scrum delivery teams that was rolled out to 15 Lean UX teams supporting over 100 delivery teams around the world. He is certified as CSM, CSP & SPC and is studying at the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership.He has presented at several Agile events including Agile 2015, Agile 2016, Mile High Agile, Lean Kanban North America, the first annual Business Agility conference.David is a past president of Agile New England. Previously, he was Vice President of Engineering at Monetrics a startup that was acquired by JM Family Enterprises. Other previous senior management positions include Vice President of Product Technology at Thomson Gale and Vice President of Development at Politzer & Haney.