Building Better Software with HCDAgile
Lennon and McCartney
Jobs and Wozniak
Peanut Butter and Jelly…
…Agile and Human-Centered Design?
Building Better Software with HCDAgile - G2i 2018
Perhaps trying to combine Agile development with a process that seems somewhat less than….well, agile, may or may not be a match made in heaven. Agile development focuses on iterative development, minimal documentation, and working code. By contrast, Human-Centered Design (HCD) focuses on research, analysis, and user testing and validation - activities that can take longer and occur at a less regular cadence than an Agile development sprint.
Like great music, disruptive technology, and tasty sandwiches, bringing together what may appear to be incompatible elements can result in a product that is far greater than the sum of its parts.
So, how is it possible to bring these two seemingly disparate approaches together?
1904labs has built our engagement model on the integration of Agile development and Human-Centered Design. John Royle and Carol Righi are on the Leadership team of 1904labs, and have been instrumental in helping shape the approach.
Their presentation will take you through how we practice it, what its benefits and challenges are, and why we believe this approach can help you build the “right thing” and build the “thing right”.