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Balancing Agile with Contuous Discovery Workshop

by Bermon Painter

Published May 28, 2017 in Design

The conversation around software development has historically been framed around the software developer’s workflow. As result, most of the product development methodologies that teams typically use work great for developers. However, these methods aren’t ideal for designers. Trying to break down the design process into a series of sprints is like trying to run a race where the finish line keeps moving. So what product development method really works for the design process, allowing for continuous discovery while still keeping on track with development?

In this workshop, we will talk about how we deal with these challenges, and run through a light version of this method by developing a solution to a problem.

Objective:
This workshop is particularly useful for designers and UX professionals, who struggle to adhere to Agile methodologies within the constraints of a final deadline for client deliverables. Project managers, business analysts, startups, and developers will also find the concepts beneficial to help them understand more about the design process and delivery software that’s more useful to their audience and valuable to their business.

In this workshop, you will learn:

* Challenges that designers face on projects
* The pros and cons of some of the most common delivery methodologies
* Why methodologies like Scrum don’t guarantee successful product delivery
* End-to-end, flexible design methodology with numerous exercises that approach projects from a holistic, cross-discipline perspective
* How to deliver successful software through experimenting, vetting ideas, and finding the best solution through a dual-track discovery and delivery model.