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Designing for the future in an agile environment

Really good question. Really hard to answer. Here is my two cents contribution. Agile showed up as a response to the practices of the late nineties for building software, practices that assumed you ...
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How to incorporate UX/UI in sprint correctly when mockups are required to estimate a story?

I'd like to be "fully" agile and having design being part of the sprint [...] I think there is a misunderstanding here, which is that in Agile there isn't any "upfront anything" ...
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Designing for the future in an agile environment

TL;DR Trying to "future proof" your data is done by making your tools, processes, and data structures flexible, not by fixing them for eternity. You do this by embracing test-first database ...
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Designing for the future in an agile environment

The agile approach does not necessarily imply shortsightedness. Depending on the problem domain, you may have a very complete understanding (in your example, the industry exists for quite some time, ...
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Law regulations and solution architect

Is it my job as solution architect to learn all these laws and see how they apply to the software we are going to make or should this be a task for somebody else? If you don't want to learn the laws, ...
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Designing for the future in an agile environment

How should a PM reconcile the wish to deliver something quickly, which may require extensive rework to add functionality in the future, versus doing extensive design up front then being able to ...
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Law regulations and solution architect

Even if you - as solution architect - get a list of "we need x, y z" and you describe how this should be implemented, you still need to be aware of the laws related to security, privacy, ...
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How to incorporate UX/UI in sprint correctly when mockups are required to estimate a story?

You already understand that UX/BA activities should be done before the Sprint starts, as developers need stories for planning. Your real question is how do you justify this approach from Scrum ...
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Law regulations and solution architect

There are two sides to this - laws and regulations. I would not necessarily expect someone on a project team, regardless of their role, to be an expert in either law or regulatory requirements. I ...
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Architecture task as sprint issues

This is not the purview of the Product Owner (PO). The PO should not care how the product is built - that concern lies with the Development Team. The PO should only care about what is built in what ...
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Who should make the final design and UX decisions on a team without a designer

My advice: Set aside time for your team to learn some basic UX/usability, whether it's looking over blogs or videos together or actual training. Even if you get a dedicated person later, helping your ...
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How to incorporate UX/UI in sprint correctly when mockups are required to estimate a story?

I see two possible solutions: Consider the UX/UI designer as part of the SCRUM team. Whatever he/she does is a story, like all other stories. Now you have reduced the problem to the usual challenge ...
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How to incorporate UX/UI in sprint correctly when mockups are required to estimate a story?

In Scrum, you have a Definition of Done. Equally important is your Definition of Ready — that is, what work is ready for sprint planning. Now, since a level of “Done” may be applied to each station ...
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Who should make the final design and UX decisions on a team without a designer

It's the product owners duty to define acceptance criteria. This can include usability features. For example: As a color blind user, I want to use this feature without any impediments It's the ...
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Should we write Acceptance Criteria of a User story before Starting with UX/UI Designs?

Short Answer yes Detailed Answer Creating a detailed mock-up can be a waste of time if the Product Owner determines the size of effort is too high to include the story in an iteration. Risky Flow: ...
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How does your functional resource work during iterations?

Business analysts and Designers in a Scrum team Business analysts help provide detailed requirements to the dev team. So, in a Scrum team a business analyst can be a part of the Product Owner (PO) ...
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Is creating mock-ups a good idea when starting to develop a new project?

The old saying "a picture is worth more than thousand words" is also true when it comes to software specifications. You can write multiple pages of text to describe your user interface and its ...
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Law regulations and solution architect

Every employee of any organisation has a responsibility to comply with laws and regulations. For example the General Data Protection Regulation applies to all employees of an organisation. I suggest ...
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Should we write Acceptance Criteria of a User story before Starting with UX/UI Designs?

Based on your description of the process and the question, it seems like you're trying to fit things into a linear flow. That's not usually a good way to set the team up for success. You should start ...
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Should we write Acceptance Criteria of a User story before Starting with UX/UI Designs?

Keep your acceptance criteria independent of the solution. We shouldn’t have to change the specification for small changes in the UI requirements as the intent behind the system behaviour doesn’t ...
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Where do requirements end and design begin?

This question is a perfect example describing one of the root problem and why many companies liking & switching to Agile Development. If you are familiar with some agile development concepts you ...
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Architecture task as sprint issues

This is a question for which I have always been looking for an answer. With my experience with this, is how I am managing: These kind of technical tasks are considered 'acceptance criteria'. Or you ...
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What should a UI designer know and how to deliver this knowledge to him?

Analysis We have a designer, who I'm trying to teach how to create UI the way I do. The problem is that she isn't into business neither in development, so her designs are quite typical: as ...
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What should a UI designer know and how to deliver this knowledge to him?

To be blunt about the answer, it sounds like the designer has a lot of crutches. If you want them to step own design (I'll assume you do or you wouldn't have hired a designer), you need to take those ...
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How do you measure progress for design works?

TL;DR Unless you're using standardized templates with minor variations, your designs are most likely net-new. That means means that you don't really have a good handle on "yesterday's weather&...
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Isn't the attractiveness curve in the Kano model depicted wrong?

Fascinating question and more subtle than I originally thought. According to this graph, as investment into an unexpected/new/innovative feature's functionality is increased, user satisfaction goes ...
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Design and architecture considerations for management tool

I am not sure if you are in a product world (software or other) or in IT (applications development/ maintenance) - but irrespective, here is how I would advise you to think of this. Conventionally (...
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Web development project management through Jira Software

Jira is simply a tool. You probably want to look at Scrum or Kanban for the actual process approaches. The book "Kanban" by David Anderson is pretty much the go-to source for information on that. ...
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How to manage misalignments between Design Specs and After Design Adjustments?

Sounds like your organisation uses Jira tickets as their central source of information, (i.e your SM looks at Jira tickets), so the Jira tickets should contain short comments on how the implementation ...
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Where do requirements end and design begin?

Your problem has more than one aspect, which is also why you basically have two questions in your post: Where do requirements end and design begin? and When are these discussions appropriate? ...
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