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Name of Literature Review 4: Integrating usability engineering and agile software development: A literature review Link to Literature Review 4: ? doi=10.1.1.454.331&rep=rep1&type=pdf Summary of Literature Review 4 (250 words): This systemic literature review article aims to find the common applications of various agile methodologies to usability engineering by surveying substantial work on integration of usability and agile methods. This literature review tries to support the research to answer the questions mentioned below: What tensions between usability engineering and agile methods have been identified in related research that makes them difficult to integrate? What approaches have been suggested in order to integrate usability and agile methods? GRAD 695 LITERATURE REVIEW ASSIGNMENT APRIL 2018 5
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This research examines usability and agile methods to determine, if and how these two approaches integrated in the development process. The main goal of Agile is to make the development simpler and serve the customer better. Similarly, usability engineering focuses on developing systems that are adapted for end users. A key methodology for carrying out usability is called User-Centered Design. Agile methods share some of the same aims as user centered design (UCD), but there are some issues that make them difficult to integrate, such as communication issues, time differences between designers' and developers' and these do not equal user involvement. In the end after the studying the various similarities and difference this study suggests a combined approach of usability and agile methods like iterative development throughout the project, cross- functional teams for complete expertise and Collaboration between customers, users, product managers, Business analysts, developers to maximize overall team efficiency for usable product. It also suggests Unit Testing, User Acceptance Testing and continuous Usability testing throughout the development stages. It can be concluded that usability fits well with agile software development. Gaps in Literature/ Future Research Ideas: The future opportunities for research work in this field discussed includes more detailed analysis of specific agile methodologies and usability practices that can be used to bridge the gap between the agile development and usability for developing usable software systems. This paper makes suggestions about adopting aspects of usability engineering in Agile by incorporating user scenarios and including usability specialists in the team. Application to your GRAD 695 research: Medical device products have been software increasingly and this software can have important life-threatening implications if the device usability, functionality is not tested accurately. Since my research specifically talks about using Agile in Software medical device development so incorporating u sability and usability testing into the medical device design process is a requirement. If Agile and usability engineering can be collaborated to get the best results for the customers and end users. I would definitely like to include ways we can overcome the minor challenges and develop and maintain user centered design (UCD) practices within organization when moving to agile development. GRAD 695 LITERATURE REVIEW ASSIGNMENT APRIL 2018 6
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