Atlassian has a 10 year history of creating innovative software products. We struggled to include UX within our Agile and Lean teams. After making a lot of mistakes, we came up with the Experience Driven Development Playbook. It allows all our autonomous teams to include experience design effectively and remain strongly user centered and fast.
The Experience Driven Development Playbook, that Jurgen Spangl will introduce in his talk, is a radical set of strategies to play with your team. At the core of the Playbook is the Experience Canvas. Inspired by the business model canvas, the Experience Canvas is quite different to any other documentation we currently have on projects. It is not a spec, and it is not a roadmap or anything in between. It is more like insurance: it helps us stay honest. The canvas is driven by the whole team, not just the designers or project managers and it constrains the boundaries rather than the outcome. It's not a document, it's a tool like a barometer.
We will cover the playbook in the introduction and tell you all about how we can to make one in the first place. We have very autonomous teams, packed full of very smart people who we trust to do the right thing. Each team works in a way that makes sense to them, we don't dictate a process that everyone must follow. The playbook came from wanting to ensure that all the work we do in various teams hit a particular quality level in terms of design, is user centered, solves the right problem, etc...We took our inspiration from sports team playbooks that contain plays that the team uses to play together and win. The experience canvas is one of those plays, and probably one of the most important ones. It is the first play in the book.
We will share with everyone how we introduced it to our organisation, how it works, where we're trying to improve it and how it has affected the way we work. If you are in a product team, this workshop is for you, whether you have tried to integrate UX successfully or unsuccessfully or if you are in a