Lean UX & Agile: Study Guide

Summary: Unsure where to start? Use this collection of links to our articles and videos to learn about how UX fits into Lean and Agile ways of working.

This study guide covers how to work through many of the challenges UX practitioners face when working in Agile. Perhaps you’re struggling to understand how UX fits in Agile or to decide when to do research and design each sprint. Maybe you’re finding it difficult to do any user research at all or feeling pulled in too many directions to do UX work effectively.

Agile can be tricky for everyone, especially UX. We often have to adapt how we work and help others understand how we fit and contribute. The goal of this study guide is to provide tangible tools and tips to make the adaptation process clear and easy.

Waterfall vs. Agile vs. Lean

Before transitioning to Agile, many organizations worked in the old Waterfall model of product development. Lean and Agile are quite different and it’s important to understand each process’s unique focus as it impacts how to approach UX work:

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