>My company (we build social networking websites) has hired
>migrate us to an agile development process.
>however, we are scratching our heads about where we will fit into
>agile process. The training has yet to begin, so our only
>been from office rumors and the web. I was wondering if anyone on
>is part of an agile development team and could share their
>any resources that may be helpful. TIA.
I'm going to be presenting a case study of a complex feature designed
user-centred methods within an Agile framework at UPA next week. It's
specific to software design, but I think there's material relevant to
design as well.
If you can get to UPA, Jeff Patton and Thyra Rauch's workshop looks
I apologize for the brevity of this reply, as I'm very tight for
I do have one piece of advice: make certain all of your IA team
training, and actively participates. In that way, you'll be able to
that (for example) usability criteria should be part of the acceptance
criteria, etc. Although it's changing, I've found that agile
do not seem to know what Usability/Ix does, and it is incumbent on you,
unfortunately, to let them know.
However, if your company understands what you do, they'll see how
can add value to the agile process. Believe me, agile UCD not only
it can work very well.