This is a full day workshop that will start at 10am and end at 5pm. Lunch and coffee will be served.

Product Development : Balancing “Agile” with Continuous Collaboration & Discovery

The conversation around software development has historically been framed around the software developer’s workflow. As result, most of the product development methodologies that companies typically use work great for developers. However, these methods aren’t ideal for for user experience professionals or designers. Trying to break down the design process into a series of sprints is like trying to run a race where the finish line keeps moving. So what product development methods really work for the design process, allowing for continuous discovery while still keeping on track with development?

In this workshop, we will talk about how to deal with these challenges, and run through a light version of this method by developing a solution to a problem.

In this workshop, you will learn

  • Challenges teams face on projects
  • The pros and cons of some of the most common delivery methodologies
  • A flexible continuous collaboration methodology that approaches projects through experimenting, vetting ideas, and finding the best solutions


This workshop isn’t just for designers. If you’ve been struggling to validate and ship the correct features that customers want, can’t seem to hit deadlines, you’re interested in learning how to work more effectively with other disciplines, then you’ll find this discussion helpful. The work is ideal for:

  • Designers
  • User researchers
  • Developers
  • Project managers
  • Business analysts