Discovery Kanban 101: How to Integrate User-Centered Design with Agile

Jeff Zych, Humane designer and technologist

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8 Lessons (48m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Problems with Agile

    • 3. Discovery Kanban Overview

    • 4. Phase 1: Build the Board

    • 5. Phase 2: Use the Board

    • 6. Tips to getting the process adopted

    • 7. Additional benefits from Discovery Kanban

    • 8. Wrap up


About This Class

Learn how to make space for designers and researchers to do user-centered design in an Agile/scrum engineering environment. By creating an explicit Discovery process to focus on customer needs before committing engineers to shipping code, you will unlock design’s potential to deliver great user experiences to your customers.

By the end of this class, you will have built a Discovery Kanban board and learned how to use it to plan and manage the work of your team.

Prior knowledge of user-centered design will help you understand and apply the concepts in this course. You don’t need any formal authority at your company, such as by managing people, to implement the ideas in this course. You just need the desire to affect change.

Additional Links

A cheat sheet of course takeaways (Google Doc so you can make a copy of it and edit it to fit your needs):

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