Thinking About Agile & Design Thinking?

Have you thought about design thinking?

While design thinking is good for ideation, scrum is good for grooming and execution. Agile development and design thinking require a high degree of collaboration and are mutually compatible with each other.

Goal Identifcation, ideation, iteration and solution development planning are the four key pillars whereas Iterations nurture fast, time-boxed learning, helps us comprehend failures and quick wins early on. 

Collecting feedback, inspecting and adapting is the mantra. Through my talk, I intend to raise awareness and shift the audiences focus to design thinking. Scrum and design thinking require a similar mindset. Working with this mindset guarantees on-time delivery and beautiful results. 

 

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

In a nutshell, the session will cover 
1. What is user experience? 
2. Blending user experience and business analysis for agile customers 
3. Incorporating design and analysis practices into an agile lifecycle. 

Learning Outcome

1. Fundamental concepts of both Scrum and design thinking 
2. Ideation and product discovery through effective collaboration 
3. Techniques for shared problem solving and creating shared ownership. 
4. User-centric practices that helps build the software from the user's perspective. 
5. Best practices in agile product design

Target Audience

Product owners, product managers, scrum masters, developers, testers, stakeholders

schedule Submitted 2 years ago

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  • Tathagat Varma
    By Tathagat Varma  ~  2 years ago
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    Geeta - can you talk about a specific problem that you faced and addressed using DT in the context of an agile method? By itself, this is a fairly generic and very broad topic and there is good amount of literature on it.

    regards,

    TV


  • Sunil Mundra
    Sunil Mundra
    schedule 2 years ago
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    20 mins
    Case Study
    Intermediate

    Due to the business benefits which accrue from Agile, clients are demanding their IT Departments/Partners to adopt Agile. It is quite common to find a situation where the client has adopted Agile, but its Partner/Vendor has not.


    This talk is based on my consulting engagement with a client who had adopted Agile and their partner had not, and the client wanted the partner to Adopt Agile.


    The talk will cover the critical challenges encountered in getting the partner to adopt Agile, especially given the wide difference in cultures of both organizations and also the organizations being located in different continents. The talk will also cover the key learnings from this journey.

  • Rohan Sharma
    Rohan Sharma
    schedule 3 years ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    "Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art"
    - Leonardo Da Vinci

    This fits perfectly well in the context of Agile product teams. Creating extraordinary products is as much an art, as it is science, wouldn't you agree?
    Let's ask ourselves, what are the ingredients of high-performing "disruptively innovative" teams which challenge traditions, spearhead change and attain excellence in the process? Quite a few…
    Product Owners are usually seen as business savvy individuals, primarily responsible for "what goes into the product". But one of the great responsibilities we carry is sharing the Product Vision with the team in a simplistic, yet engaging manner.
    How well we do so determines whether our team feels after each sprint i.e. exhausted, or exalted, and therefore the fate of the final product.

    We have learned how to effectively transform user-requirements into comprehensive stories. But have we ever wondered how applying the same approach to sharing the product vision and business value could benefit the end-product?  This can also be an opportunity, which if, correctly exploited through a "servant-leader" perspective can prove to:
    • Be a transformational experience for the team
    • Bring out the entrepreneurial zeal in your team members
    • And help create products that users will dearly love!
     
    So take out your brushes and palette!