Process

Are you doing Mini-Waterfall?

Are you really doing Agile?  If you are not doing iteration on your work, then are you getting the benefits of doing Agile?

The idea behind Agile was to be more flexible to users and market changes. Waterfall takes years to develop a piece of software and by the time you hit the market, you are no longer relevant. With Agile, you can build a MVP and iterate on your product as you try and find the right market fit. If you are only adding new features during sprints, without iteration, then you have just broken Waterfall down into smaller pieces. This is what I like to call “Mini-Waterfall”.

What is your company doing?

Links & References

  1. Agile process
  2. Waterfall process

The Purpose behind your UX

Every company does their UX a bit differently. It all depends on resources available, are you a start-up or large company and the influence of your existing business-developer processes.

I work for an ecommerce company and work is usually handed down from the top, in the form of “We need to redesign application X” or “We want a new application X”. My first response is always: “But why?”. Why do you need to redesign? Why do you want to build a new product? What is wrong with the current product?

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