No Handoff

It’s the way we all know projects should be.

Agile for designers: case study of a process

Using ‘No Handoff’ to integrate design and development.  Background We are all familiar with project handoff: that universally hated period of inefficiency, disruption, and blame. Your precious work gets thrown over the fence, or you catch something that doesn’t make sense and have to do it anyway. Agile disrupted the handoff between developers, leadership, and …

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The No Handoff Manifesto

I love Agile. It excels at managing risk and is an effective way to get complex work done. Agile makes our work better. However, Agile methods carry a major flaw: they assume a validated project vision but don’t tell us how to get there. Creative processes are usually better equipped to handle unknowns and run …

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Sketching with code: the prototype primer

Prototyping is at the heart of No Handoff. Following is a quick primer on how a prototype sets the stage for eliminating unnecessary handoff. Not everyone can understand a technical spec sheet or can translate a vision statement into actionable items; everyone understands a website. Prototyping from the earliest stages of a project makes communication …

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