e-Informatica Software Engineering Journal Satisfying Stakeholders’ Needs – Balancing Agile and Formal Usability Test Results

Satisfying Stakeholders’ Needs – Balancing Agile and Formal Usability Test Results

Jeff Winter, Kari Rönkkö
Abstract
This paper deals with a case study of testing with a usability testing package (UTUM), which is also a tool for quality assurance, developed in cooperation between industry and research. It shows that within the studied company, there is a need to balance agility and formalism when producing and presenting results of usability testing to groups who we have called Designers and Product Owners. We have found that these groups have different needs, which can be placed on opposite sides of a scale, based on the agile manifesto. This becomes a Designer and a Product Owner Manifesto. The test package is seen as a successful hybrid method combining agility with formalism, satisfying organisational needs, and fulfilling the desire to create a closer relation between industry and research.
[1]Jeff Winter and Kari Rnkk, "Satisfying Stakeholders Needs Balancing Agile and Formal Usability Test Results", In e-Informatica Software Engineering Journal, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 119–138, 2009. DOI: .

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