The Hitchhiker's Guide to Dayton Tech & Startups

The Hitchhiker's Guide to Dayton Tech & Startups

UX and SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) - How They Work Together

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You have probably heard of Scrum, Kanban, Test-driven Development, or Extreme Programming methodologies, as well as Agile and Lean mindsets, most methodologies ignore or misrepresent the UX role. This is a hot topic in the UX community.

How do large multi-national corporations with complex products and systems deliver better quality in faster cycles and still respect UX? One scrum team won't cut it. One product owner won't be able to manage it either. Sitting next to each other isn't always feasible with distributed teams.

Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), while somewhat controversial to "true scrum-ists", has helped many large organizations deliver better products and systems to customers more quickly. Even better, while SAFe includes the best of many other methodologies like Scrum, Kanban, and Extreme Programming, it also resonates quite well with design thinking and UX best practices. It also doesn't assume that software is the only industry in which this methodology can be successful.

Come learn more at the next UXDTN meetup where Karen Ballinger will show how SAFe and UX align, then lead us through an interactive session. Bring your imagination as we create a hypothetical plan for “Disney” executives considering their next vacation destination and themed residential community, right here in Dayton!

5:30 doors open for networking and light refreshments

6:00 announcements and speaker presentation

7:00ish presentation ends and people hang out chatting until our space sponsor kicks us out!


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We've got a refreshment sponsor providing pizza and liquids, but we don't have their description yet. My fault, not theirs. :-)