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AC for AC – 7 Steps to Improve the Quality of Acceptance Criteria

Posted by Product Development Team on October 24, 2019 7 min read

Authors: John Roets, Solutions Architect; and Paul Gebel, Product Innovation Lead

While it may seem odd to propose “acceptance criteria for acceptance criteria” as a way to specifically address the quality of AC requirements, that’s precisely what we’re doing here. We believe that establishing a list of quantitative measures against which each requirement statement (acceptance criteria) can be judged – and then measuring the requirements’ quality over time – goes well beyond the more vanilla approach we so often hear: “The team understands the AC” statement in the Definition of Ready (DoR), to a more explicit set of requirements for requirements.

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How Human-Centered Design Delivers Tomorrow’s Solutions

Posted by Peter Sullivan on October 10, 2019 4 min read

ITX UX 2019: Beyond the Pixels Conference Takeaways

ITX UX 2019: Beyond the Pixels design conference created one of those potentially historic moments. The kind of moment that, looking back years from now, we may realize the true measure of its significance.

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Human-Centered Design

Posted by Peter Sullivan on October 04, 2019 3 min read

Product people get excited about solving problems that make people’s lives better. On that we can all agree. It’s the approach we choose to achieve that goal where differences arise. Sometimes the differences are significant and obvious – Agile vs. Waterfall, for example. Sometimes, they seem much less so. Take user-centered design vs. human-centered design. Aren’t users of our products human? Of course they are, but there’s more to the difference than a mere distinction.

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3 Positive Steps That Address Tomorrow’s Design Challenges

Posted by Peter Sullivan on September 24, 2019 4 min read

As product people, we pursue mastery in an evasive world that bobs and weaves all around us. As markets shift and our users react, we’re required to learn and adapt and to perceive our circumstances in different ways. Just as our clients and their customers do. And as we question whether yesterday’s answers will solve tomorrow’s problems, we realize the need to seek new learning.

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Introducing Gender Perspective Into Design

Posted by Nicole Btesh on September 19, 2019 4 min read

Earlier this winter (summer in the northern hemisphere), I enjoyed facilitating the first-ever Gender Jam in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The event was organized by Buenos Aires Service Jams, the local chapter of the Global Service Jams – a non-profit and volunteer-based network of service design aficionados – and MásMujeresUXar, the local chapter of Mas Mujeres Ux, a community of women from Latin America who work in user experience and try to empower women in technology and enhance their visibility through workshops and access to educational courses.

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