Combining User-Centered Design and Lean Startup with Agile Software Development: A Case Study of Two Agile Teams [chapter]

Ingrid Signoretti, Larissa Salerno, Sabrina Marczak, Ricardo Bastos
2020 Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing  
The combined use of User-Centered Design and Lean Startup with Agile Development has been pointed out by the literature as a manner to boost software development. User-Centered Design principles focus on providing tools for developers to better explore user needs and seek for a fitter solution. Lean Startup, on the other hand, supplements the triad combination by bringing the Build-Measure-Learn cycle and the concept of pivoting, either the problem understanding or the proposed solution. This
more » ... per reports on a case study of two software teams that have been undergoing the changes and impacts of such combined adoption. We investigated these teams for six months, from the moment that team members were trained on the job to grasp the essence of using the integrated approach inspired on Pivotal Labs proposal to the time they were considered mature enough to share their experiences with others within the organization. Through our in-depth study, we illustrate how this adoption promotes changes regarding to mindset, activities, practices, and techniques. We also report on the 'team rhythm' (or work flow) as experienced by the two teams. The paper contributes to current knowledge on the topic reporting on the changes and impacts that teams observed during the combined approach adoption.
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-49392-9_3 fatcat:kzzrohygknfudar6hpzqmrrmg4