I am curious about the managers here and their experience.
In my company we have found it very difficult to make an agile environment work to its fullest, for many reasons. We do run agile projects, but not the whole company works that way, nor does the agile teams always work in an agile way.
But one of the biggest difficulties we've had is to integrate the design team in this flow which does not work in an agile way at all.
So far, for many reasons there has been parallels working from both teams, instead of a multi disciplinary team comprising developpers and designers. This has worked so far, but of course, with many set backs.
We still don't have UX designers per se working here, just the graphic designers doing some of the UX practices on many projects.
This leads me to my question: What is the experience you guys have in integrating graphic and UX designers (which generally work for the whole picture, even though UX asks for continuous iteration) into agile teams? Have you been a designer on one of these teams? How was it structured? How did it work?
Or have you managed these kind of teams? How did you make it work?
Thanks for the feedback.