The biggest takeaway this week during lecture was about the scrum technique. I’ve never really heard of that before and it seems really useful, especially for a project where there are multiple roles involved.
However, looking back at all my past projects, I’ll have to say that its a really difficult technique that requires the cooperation of everyone in the team. The roles and job scopes must be clearly defined within the team, and they all have to know that they’re contributing to the bigger picture. At times it feels like this is unachievable, because teammates can be friendly and eager to discuss and help each other with work. The boundaries get really blurred at times. It is still a great tool, and I can see it in action nonetheless!
I’ve also learnt about wireframes and mockups. I’ve always thought that paper mockups were the way to go, before advancing to later stages of prototyping. Invision was entirely new to me, and the mockups it produces are amazing. Further discussion with my team also led to me learning about how keynote/powerpoint can be also used as a really fast way of prototyping!
Talking about teammates, I feel its so much easier to learn from them and asking them questions, instead of poring through websites and books about whatever simple questions I have. Perhaps the unexpected initial inertia of asking questions (because I sound really stupid asking questions that probably sound ridiculous) is now lowered 😀
Looking forward to tomorrow’s lecture with people from Zendesk too, and hopefully we get enough rest because it’s definitely gonna be another mad rush to the end of the week