Debbie Levitt, CEO of Ptype UX & Product Design Agency, has been a UX strategist, designer, and trainer since the 1990s. As a “serial contractor” who lived in the Bay Area for most of this decade, Debbie has influenced interfaces at Sony, Wells Fargo, Constant Contact, Macys.com, Oracle, and a variety of Silicon Valley startups.
Debbie is a speaker and trainer who has delivered keynotes, sessions, and workshops at conferences on 3 continents (so far). She is an O’Reilly published author and one of few instructors on the planet recommended by Axure. Her newest training program is DevOps ICU, which teaches non-UX roles how to measurably improve DevOps results by correctly integrating UX practitioners and processes.
Software development methodologies lack the details of how UX fits into organizations, teams, and projects. Some suggest that a Product Manager describing features is enough for developers, UX should train others to do their specialized jobs, or excluding UX experts solves them being “too siloed” and “not collaborative.” This happens with no other role in software development. It’s hurting culture, efficiency, and productivity, and creating poor products for customers.
Learn how the UX process fits into Lean and Agile; augments DevOps goals; increases customer satisfaction; and saves time, money, and sanity before developers write a line of code.