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Skip to 0 minutes and 2 seconds I’m so glad we’re able to do this course together. You’ve learned what’s hard about developing really good software. It’s important to get that on the board. We looked at how to use Agile to improve on that. You’ve learned how to go out and really investigate what’s valuable to customers, or users. And you’ve learned how to do that in a practical way where you can get started small, and see how it goes. The hardest part is getting started. And you’ve also learned how to take all that and encapsulate it in user stories that are vivid, that have testable rewards, that are discussable with your team. And you’ve learned how to weave that into prototyping and testing.

Skip to 0 minutes and 38 seconds I think that if you try some of these things, you’re going to get better outcomes. Come visit me on AlexanderCowan.com. Hit me up on LinkedIn or Twitter. Let me know how your practice with Agile is going. I would love to hear about the outcomes you’re going to get from practicing some of these things.

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Getting Started with Agile and Design Thinking

Darden School of Business, University of Virginia