Most research on Agile UCD recommends scheduling of UX work one iteration ahead of development. There is, however, some evidence arguing for an approach where software developers and UX specialists work in cross-functional teams conducting design and implementation tasks during the present iteration. This within-iteration approach can, for instance, improve communication between UX designers and software developers and thus help the team to better concentrate on value-adding work. This chapter discusses problems related to the iteration-ahead approach and introduces a framework called BoB (Best of Both Worlds) that utilizes the within-iteration approach to integrate UX work in agile development. Furthermore, we present guidelines related to factors that support the within-iteration approach and the cross-functional team.
|Title of host publication||Integrating User-Centred Design in Agile Development|
|Editors||Gilbert Cockton, Marta Lárusdóttir, Peggy Gregory, Åsa Cajander|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Series||Human–Computer Interaction Series|