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Esther Derby – Agile meets UI

Web Directions USA 2010, Loews Atlanta Hotel, September 24 1.55pm.

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Agile teams work in short iterations and deliver working software—that means coded, tested, documented, and if the customer decides the time is right, ready to go out the door. Teams work on features in tiny slices based on prioritized user stories, avoiding big up front design. But without a design phase, where does UX and UI fit?

Esther will share strategies for evolving UI design as the software grows, keeping UI designers in the loop and helping everyone on the team be a better designer (cause they think already are).

About Esther Derby

Esther Derbyr PortraitEsther Derby works with individuals, teams, and organizations to improve their ability to deliver valuable software. Esther is recognized as a leader in the human-side of software development, including management, organizational change, collaboration, building teams, and retrospectives.

She’s been a programmer, systems manager, project manager, and internal consultant. She currently runs her own consulting firm, Esther Derby Associates, Inc., in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Esther has an MA in Organizational Leadership, is the author of over 100 articles and co-author of Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great and Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management. At the moment, she’s working on a book about managing in team-based organizations.

She’s a founder of the AYE Conference and is serving her second term as a board member for the Agile Alliance.

Follow Esther on Twitter: @estherderby

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