The Perfect Makeup of a Design Sprint Team

The Perfect Makeup of a Design Sprint Team

The typical client agency relationship amounts to the client determining the project and partnering with an agency to get the product tested and built. A weakness of this partnership model is usually a mismatch of expectations, incorrect timing of the feedback loop and intermittent meetings in an attempt to get everyone back on the same page. It’s notoriously a slow process with lots of back-and-forth communication. A team can take months before progressing comfortably together and fully focussing on the user experience.

However, the Design Sprint, born of Agile and Design Thinking parents, elicits a whole new way for us to work together which yields far greater results. By the very nature of the Design Sprint process, the team is strategically assembled, achieving solidarity, effective communication and the team’s culture is set through the vision with a user-centric focus, culminating in rapid progress.

Benefit of the Agile Approach in a Digital World Agile in digital world

Benefit of the Agile Approach in a Digital World

There are significant benefits to applying the Agile Philosophy to team collaboration with clients. The Agile framework uses three pillars of Empiricism: inspection, adaption, and transparency. These three pillars empower the teams to focus on quality, value and continuous improvement. Along with Lean and Design Thinking, Agile is leading in the way in which we humans collaborate and succeed together in a digital world. This article reminds you of why this is so.

Warning Signs Your Agile Product Studio is Not Agile After All And how to fix it

Warning Signs Your Agile Product Studio is Not Agile After All

Many people often confuse Agile with Ad-hoc. Or they simply continue to practice traditional project management frameworks such as waterfalls, but use a couple of agile techniques such as daily stand ups and the use post-it notes for brainstorming sessions and call it ‘Agile’. In this post, we talk about what it means to be truly Agile and how to recognise an Agile Design/Tech Studio.

The Near-Perfect Making of an Agile Team The recipe to help make it happen

The Near-Perfect Making of an Agile Team

Agile is the most effective and adaptable project methodology to manage constant change. This is because it consists of cross-functional teams working collaboratively in creative and complex environments. Teamwork is essential to delivering great digital products. This collaborative team environment focuses on a “we” rather than an “I” mindset. There is nothing more rewarding than building software that really matters with other like-minded team mates.

New and Exciting Web Technologies How does the Web platform evolve and why does it matter?

New and Exciting Web Technologies

2018 gave us Chrome version 64 through 71 that featured the implementation of a number of new and exciting web technologies that include ResizeObservers, CSS Paint API, Typed CSSOM, Page Lifecycle API, CSS Scroll Snap, Web Locks API, and plenty more. Why is this exciting and why should you care?

An introduction to Customer Journey Mapping

An introduction to Customer Journey Mapping

Customer Journey Mapping is a tool used a lot by UX Designers, in the Product development space for visualising the customer experience. So, how do you get started with one, and what exactly is customer journey mapping? This blog post will give you a lovely, easy to understand walk through of what a customer journey map is and how to do one.

3 Practical Insights for your first Design Sprint Things to consider when doing a design sprint

3 Practical Insights for your first Design Sprint

The 5 day Design Sprint is an exercise in tackling questions around any big issues a company might be facing. The idea is to quickly iterate into the potential future of what a product ‘might’ be like and validate this with real people. Influenced by techniques from IDEO’s Design Thinking open-source mindset, the focus is testing the desirability of solutions for these issues first and foremost.