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Architecture task as sprint issues

I understand spikes as being investigation tasks when there is an uncertainty about how a story should be done but my question is more about how to include a software architecture task in a Sprint. ...
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What should a UI designer know and how to deliver this knowledge to him?

I manage a few development teams at the moment. Each team develops different projects for different clients. Right now I'm trying to let team leads work with clients directly without me, but the ...
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Is creating mock-ups a good idea when starting to develop a new project?

I'm designing my first Android App, and I find it very hard to actually understand what my system should actually do. I have a general Idea but when I try to tell it to others I fail to communicate ...
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How to manage misalignments between Design Specs and After Design Adjustments?

How do you manage this scenario? UX and Visual design a feature. PO and DEV decided -after design got approved- to ignore some specs of implementation, so we have something different than the design ...
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Where do requirements end and design begin?

I imagine this question has been asked in various forms previously but I couldn't locate a specific answer after searching around. I am currently working in an independent oversight role on an ...
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Managing scope changes and timelines for graphic design components of a project

Our team mostly does web application projects, working directly with our clients. For projects without a public-facing interface, design is rarely a major issue. Nearly every project that involves a ...
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Who should make the final design and UX decisions on a team without a designer

Our team doesn't have a dedicated UX/design employee. Is is better for product or the engineers to have the final say for UX/design decisions? Or should it be a majority vote?
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How do I facilitate an asynchronous remote design sprint?

Has anyone figured a good method for facilitating an asynchronous (not the same time/place) remote design sprint? The typical design sprint happens synchronously (same time/place), and is done in-...
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Examples of design by committee?

I am trying to find an example of the failure of design by committee, i.e. where everyone's suggestion has equal weight, and the end result is a complete mess that doesn't really satisfy the original ...
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Why are UML diagrams not as freely available as open source libraries? [closed]

I've recently been suprised by a lack of freely available UML diagrams or my inability to find them online. Though a company's implementation of a model may vary, one might hope that models for ...
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How to design and organize a project? [closed]

I have recently been hired for a job as a Bukkit plugin developer for a gaming website. As the projects become larger and more complicated, I am finding it more and more neccassary to carefully design ...
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How can we manage multiple projects, as one small scrum team?

I know Agile came about as a group of 'adaptive software development' methods, where Scrum is one of them. Some background: We are an innovative web agency, which implies design and development. We ...
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How to manage sprint velocity when someone does both design & development?

Background I work at a startup where I'm the only designer (UI/UX/Visual), however, we don't have an actual front-end developer, so most of the HTML/CSS development also falls on me as I'm half-...
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Integrating UX into Scrum - how to do usability testing within a sprint?

I am trying integrate a UX team of about 14 UX designers into a software engineering organization of about 100 developers. One of many challenges I'm trying to figure out is how to deal with things ...
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How can small teams elicit high quality soft Non Functional Requirements?

Clear, coordinated, requirements are closely correlated with successful project closure. Small teams can experience several obstacles to developing and managing requirements during the initiation ...
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What are the techniques to elicit requirements from customers who don't understand their needs?

Question: How do you prevent a situation where you have to produce work-product work first and get client feedback before getting on the right track to meet their needs? Are there any techniques to ...
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What artifacts does Scrum require for application design and systems documentation?

I have been a developer for awhile. Recently, I got promoted within my team. Now I am responsible for application design and documentation, and am thinking of following the Scrum methodology. We are ...
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Which Phase of a project belong Choices of programming Language, Technologies and Libraries? [closed]

I'm currently doing my masterthesis in computer science. The project is about the design and development of a software editor in the cloud (a bit like c9.io) As I started this project I made some ...
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Scrum approach to Graphic Design office

I've been recently asked to teach Scrum to a graphic design office. Why? Because they want to turn their services into quick deliverable products, and not lose focus on the current project they're ...
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What first, UX/UI or Scrum Backlog to create a MVP?

I am really interested in expert opinions about my approach on UX/UI design and Agile software development. I hope someone with expertise on this field could help me with my doubts. From my ...
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Book recommendations on software detail design [closed]

I've recently worked on improving our development processes by working through McConnells "Rapid Development" and "Software Project Survival Guide". One area of weakness I've identified here is ...
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Where should design be incorporated in an agile process?

We use a scrum-based agile development process. But where should design get incorporated? Separate user stories? Tasks on stories? We currently think of design as a separate task and break it out as ...