Throughout the semester, we’ve had the opportunity to delve extensively into the concepts of user experience design and project management. In discovering the various aspects and strategies of each, we got to see the importance of solid project management, especially in terms of UX executions.
A blog post by Web Designer Depot sums up the relationship perfectly stating, “successful UX can only be achieved by a clearly defined project plan to support the process.”
The value of project management has become increasingly apparent, specifically in the digital industry, with businesses looking for transparency and cost efficiency with web design initiatives. The post explains, “effective project management serves as reassurance to businesses that defined actions and outcomes delivered by a UX team are measurable.”
Project management can also assure that holistic UX thinking is maintained across an entire project execution and not just limited to the design aspect. A project manager can “continually question every aspect of a project during its lifecycle” with a goal of determining “whether it is something that is genuinely useful and usable” to the end result.
With a solid project management framework in place, which as we’ve discussed would likely be an agile methodology, UX teams can be set up for a successful project process and delivery.