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Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Agile & COTS

Holistic User Experience Design in an Agile Environment Prior Year Content

Garren DiPasquale says that holistic design strategy in an iterative agile environment is difficult. So how does design thinking deliver awesome applications and features for your customers? Why should your agile team care? How do you develop a macro understanding while developing micro solutions? Can you get designers and developers on the same page? As the market continues to move forward, our customers are expecting polished, delightful, and easy-to-use software. To deliver software that matches these expectations, we must adjust our product design practices to move as fast as our development counterparts. Garren introduces a model for getting designers and developers to work together―breaking problems down, and aligning both design and agile methodologies to form one cohesive team. Discover the objections designers have to agile, eliminate handoff problems, and deliver better software with a practical design framework that can be implemented on agile teams large and small.

1.00 PMI® PDU
Garren DiPasquale

A User Experience designer, Garren DiPasquale is dedicated to helping solve problems through deliberate and creative design. He is a passionate design evangelist known nationally for giving life to brands, interactions, and experiences. Garren’s process and creative thinking skills have allowed him to design and develop innovative solutions for his clients. He has helped create and develop applications and user experiences for Bank of America, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Muzak, and Chick-fil-A. Additionally, Garren has been involved in several technology startups, serving in roles from director of application development to board advisor. For more information about Garren, visit

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