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The Definitive Guide to Integrating UX & Agile

Case studies and advice from UX leaders and practitioners
  • Get a project-driven view into practicing Agile UX in product teams
  • Best practices for Agile UX process: grooming backlogs, running user research, collaborating between teams, and more.
  • Based on 150+ years of combined experience from 10 UX practitioners
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  • Richard F. Cecil

    Richard F. Cecil

    Rick has nearly a decade of experience envisioning and designing innovative solutions for a variety of companies, including startups, non-profits, universities, and Fortune 100 companies. During his tenure at Motricity, he worked with Cingular, BET, Ask, Alltel, and other clients and was the Design Lead for their core product offering. Rick was a co-founder of both the Interaction Design Group – now the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) – and the Triangle Usability Professionals’ Association (UPA). Active in the UPA, he also serves on the organizing committee for World Usability Day. Rick is also the UXnet Local Ambassador for Research Triangle Park.

  • Jacob Harris

    Jacob Harris

    At CDK Global, Jacob leads UX strategy and design for a suite of mobile and SaaS communications applications and communications-intelligence products. He is particularly interested in business-model validation through UX research. As opinionated as Jacob is, he should have a blog, and he promises to get around to writing one soon. He is working on a graphic novel that he expects to publish sometime in mid-2016.

  • Atul Handa

    Atul Handa

    Atul is a seasoned UX leader with 16 years of industry experience. He has a Master’s in Information Technology and is also a certified user experience designer and researcher. His greatest strengths are in product strategy and UX best practices and methods within an agile world. He helps implement design thinking in tune with the latest standards and industry benchmarks. He also lends his expertise to bridging business goals and user aspirations, translating complex business ideas into actionable blueprints that he’s based on exhaustive user research. He has successfully led the design and development of Web and mobile products in a variety of domains. Beyond the digital world, Atul enjoys spending time with his frisky, two-year-old son. When time allows, he likes to get creative with his woodworking skills in his garage.

  • Kanupriya Vashisht

    Kanupriya Vashisht

    A seasoned content strategist, editor, and writer with more than 15 years of experience, Kanupriya provides communications-strategy leadership that, supporting a user-centric approach, to a diverse array of clients. She oversees projects throughout their entire lifecycle—from research, analysis, content strategy, and design to content creation and testing. She also regularly writes and edits features and columns for leading magazines, newspapers, and Web sites. Kanupriya has a Master’s in Journalism and Mass Communications from Arizona State University.

  • Todd Zazelenchuk

    Todd Zazelenchuk

    For the past 12 years, Todd has led UX projects and teams in both industry and academic environments, including Plantronics, Intuit, Whirlpool Corporation, and Indiana University, where he earned his PhD in Instructional Technology and Human-Computer Interaction. He has authored peer-reviewed articles, contributed to Tullis and Albert’s Measuring the User Experience, presented at international conferences, and received design and utility patents for his work across multiple industries.

  • Jeff Larson

    Jeff Larson

    As an Interaction Designer at Plantronics, Jeff participates in all phases of the user interface development process—from ideation and opportunity identification to the design and implementation of both hardware and software. He excels in communicating concepts to stakeholders and has a fervent desire to expand and refine his UX skillset. To continue his professional growth, Jeff will be pursuing a master’s degree in UX design.

  • Jeff Veen

    Jeff Veen

    As a Design Partner at True Ventures, Jeff helps companies create better products. Jeff advises companies like, Medium and WordPress. Previously, Jeff was VP of Design at Adobe after they acquired Typekit, which he co-founded and ran as CEO. Jeff also co-founded Adaptive Path. While there, he lead Measure Map, which was acquired by Google. At Google, he redesigned Google Analytics and lead their apps UX team.

  • Adrian Howard

    Adrian Howard

    Adrian Howard is passionate about building effective teams and great products. He co-founded Quietstars to help organisations do that using Agile, Lean and User Experience practices. You'll find Adrian working with startup and product development teams — doing everything from coaching & teaching to hands on user experience & development work. With more than fifteen years experience working with startups, established businesses and agencies Adrian is an active member of the Agile, Balanced Team & Lean UX communities. He regularly teaches and speaks on integrating Lean, UX and Agile methods. Amongst other things he organised the UX Stage at the Agile 2010 & 2012 conferences, along with Balanced Team London 2013. He's also a mentor for Lean Startup Machine and You'll often find him ranting in a corner of the bar about how agile, business and user experience folk need to play nice together. Be kind and buy him whisky. Before he fell into industry Adrian was a member of the Socio-Cognitive Technology Research Group at Sussex University, taught on the Human Centred Computing Systems MSc, and picked up a degree in Computing and Artificial Intelligence with a side order of Cognitive Philosophy & Linguistics.

  • Laura Klein

    Laura Klein

    Laura is a product management and UX expert with over 20 years of experience in tech. Prior to Usersknow, Laura’s roles included the VP Product at Hint Health, Mentor at Tradecraft, and Director at Sliced Bread Design. She is also the author of UX for Lean Startups (O’Reilly) and Build Better Products (Rosenfeld Media).

  • Daniel Castro

    Daniel Castro

    Daniel Castro is a Design Director at Sumo Logic. He has over 15 years of experience in strategic, operational, and product design leadership. Previously he served in design and leadership roles at Sephora, Walmart, Verizon, and TIBCO Software.