IA Design and Agile Development: Mission (Im)possible!

Does your development team practice Agile methods? Have you struggled to organize the information architecture (IA) design and prototyping activities in alignment with the Agile practices? If you answered yes to either of these questions, join Jennifer Fell and Amber Swope for a lively discussion about Agile for real world implementations.

What can the audience expect to learn?

• Review the primary Agile principles
• Review the primary IA design activities in the context of Agile methods
• Learn practical strategies for performing IA design activities in an Agile environment

Meet the presenters

Amber is an internationally-recognized expert on the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) who specializes in helping teams develop their information architecture and implement DITA. With over 20 years of experience in the information development field and 15 years of DITA expertise, Amber helps teams design and optimize their environments to improve efficiency and reduce costs. When she’s not busy helping to change the world with XML, she can be found playing soccer and enjoying her hometown of Portland.

Jennifer is a senior information architect and content strategist with a passion for the business and art of helping clients succeed with content. She has over 20 years of experience providing enterprise-scale content solutions that leverage structured content to create better user experiences, while reducing the cost of content creation and maintenance. Jennifer is also an instructor for the UCSC Silicon Valley Extension certificate program in technical writing and communication.

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