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Agile experience design

For many organisations, agile offers a welcome, viable, and timely alternative to waterfall. However, as with all change, it is not without critics. One of the main arguments against agile is that while incremental development might be quicker to release smaller chunks of working software, when you combine all the chunks you don’t get a cohesive product. Let’s start with a metaphor—developing Mona Lisa—which John Armitage introduced in his paper “Are Agile Methods Good for Design?” and Jeff Patton illustrated on his blog agileproductdesign.com.

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1. Someone in the business has an idea.

2. The development team decompose ...

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