We have an (informal/not-so-strict) agile process in place right now in our design and development sprints. As we start on our Vialogues project, this is a good time to refine and define this process. The following articles might give us some ideas on this space and how we might be able to use them.
Google's popular Product Design Sprint
For starters, this is a detailed handbook of steps to work the six stages, according to Google, which are 'Understand', 'Define', 'Diverge', 'Decide', 'Prototype', and 'Validate'
Lean UX is an incredibly useful technique when working on projects where the Agile development method is used. Traditional UX techniques often don’t work when development is conducted in rapid bursts – there’s not enough time to deliver UX in the same way. Fundamentally Lean UX and other forms of UX all have the same goal in mind; delivering a great user experience it’s just that the way you work on a project is slightly different.
How to successfully marry design sprints and product development
A design sprint is a design-thinking tool to help teams test big, important ideas before starting to build. We create prototypes within the sprint and attempt to validate them with targeted customers. Assuming we do collect the validation we need, the next challenge is connecting the insights uncovered during the sprint to effectively and efficiently build solutions—or in a word, execution.