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An agile design prototype is worth a thousand user stories

Once you build prototypes into your design process, you get a better feel for whether you are solving problems in the right way for your customers. You will also find it invites more constructive feedback from customers and internal teams, as it feels more real than a static mockup ever can. Taking the agile design prototype approach and refining the prototype multiple times allows your team to find better, more elegant solutions, faster.

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This is a guest post written by Kat Boogaard, a writer for Toggl who covers a little bit of everything — but places most of her focus on career, communication, and self-development topics. So you want your agile team to be amazing. Who can blame you? It’s human nature to want to build something awesome. We have grand aspirations for our teams, especially when they're just starting to take shape. You've probably heard several quick tips for agile. Get training on the basic principles...

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How to build a kick-ass agile team

Despite sharing common values, there is no formula for the perfect agile team. Some implement scrum while others use kanban. Agile purists prefer co-located teams, but business realities sometimes necessitate distributing an agile team across geographies. Most agile teams possess all the required skills, but sometimes it's necessary to call on specialists for specific work. So how do you know whether your team is on the path to greatness? Read on.

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Collecting and responding to user feedback is what makes agile software development lean. This relationship creates a constant need to release early and develop with users in mind. As a result, user feedback is crucial to understanding how to add value to a product. Learn why feedback collection and early user involvement was such an important decision to the JIRA mobile team, how this set them up for success in a mobile world, and how feedback fits into the lifecycle of any software product.

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Can agile methodologies used to deliver products really help marketers in delivering campaigns? We think the answer is yes. In today's world of constant customer feedback, marketers must be able to adjust their plans based on what's trending in digital and social media. And with that, they need a better way to manage their marketing projects. That is why many are looking at agile marketing and methods such as scrum and kanban, to help.

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