There are situations that agile coach and scrum master face challenges after a certain number of iterations in maintaining team’s enthusiasm adhering to core values and principals of agile and creativity. Team and stakeholders start feeling a kind of monotony and cyclic repetition of activities that largely impacts on Self organization and Cross functionality.

Specific to agile, Design Thinking so far is seen as a way of taking care of WHAT part by means of better and precisely building product backlog in early phase of the project. However it is leant that Design thinking can be practiced successfully in the rest of agile life cycle to address said issues.

Application of systematic and wisely selected Design Thinking techniques or methods through out the agile project life cycle significantly enhances the purpose and help us in keeping the team’s pace, interest and stick to agile manifesto. Hence Design ‘Agile’ Thinking.


Outline/Structure of the Experience Report

Preface - 5 minutes

Challenges in sustaining Agile mindset and culture – 10 Minutes

Brief on Design Thinking – 5 Minutes

Design Thinking and Agile – 5 Minutes

Activity – 1 (Product refinement) – Territory mapping, Creative reframing – 10 Minutes

Activity – 2 (Effective Demo / Review) – 3W – Who, What and Wow, 5W+1 H – 10 Minutes

Summary and Conclusion – 5 Minutes

Learning Outcome

- How Agile and Design Thinking are natural partners

- Application of Design Thinking in Agile beyond Product Building

- Learn to sustaining team's enthusiasm,Self organization & Cross functionality and avoid  monotony.


Target Audience

Anyone who practices Agile

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