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Guest Speaker: Tonya McCarley will be presenting on "Dual-track"­ Agile

  • Jul 22, 2014 · 7:00 PM
  • MSU

Tonya McCarley, Associate Manager of User Experience Design at ITHAKA will be coming in to speak to us about "Dual-track" Agile. This is the idea of running two tracks within one project. One track focuses on development and the other focuses on discovery. The job of the discovery track team is to validate assumptions by
creating hypothesis, making an artifact, and then testing it in front of users. One of the testing methods that she will touch upon is A/B testing. 


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    It was a pretty good meetup, Nice presentation, got good information about the Dual-track Agile that they are following in their organization. I am happy to recognize that we have implemented the same with very small team. Thank you McCarley.

    1 · July 23, 2014

  • Bill L.

    Very interesting adaptation of agile; seems to work for them, but I think it would be massive overkill in smaller shops. The same discovery is done by the product owner and scrum master in the smaller team environments, but I do like the idea of small testing efforts if the problems fit into that paradigm and there are resources to devote to the tasks.

    1 · July 22, 2014

  • Adrienne

    Food will be available at 6:40pm tonight so that everyone who wishes to can get a bite to eat prior to the start of the 7pm meeting. Thanks!

    July 22, 2014

  • Adrienne

    To all who will be attending: RMC is looking into sponsoring Los Tres Amigos catering at tomorrow's meeting. Just so that I have an accurate count, how many vegetarians do we have?

    3 · July 21, 2014

    • Katie F.

      Oops, veggie and anything works. I'm not sure if I'll be able to make it tonight though. Fingers crossed!

      1 · July 22, 2014

    • snadarajan

      Vegetarian, and a enchilada is fine

      1 · July 22, 2014

  • Bill L.

    Carnivore, non-species specific.

    2 · July 21, 2014

  • Elizabeth H.

    The meeting is in the 6 story building, suite 270. See you all there!

    1 · July 18, 2014

  • Brendon T.

    Since topic is still TBD... I would really like to learn more about technical details of things like A/B testing, i.e. how do you determine the rules for A versus B and what is the focus for collecting analyzing the data? This of course is going to give a lagging indicator so I would also be interested in preemptive measures to positively impact user experience :-)

    June 26, 2014

    • Brendon T.

      Actually... I won't be making it to the meeting, but that does sound really good.

      July 2, 2014

    • Adrienne

      Well that's a bummer you won't be there! Thanks for the suggestion though!

      July 2, 2014

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