Agile for Researchers

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July 28, 2017, 11:00am–12:30pm PDT
Free online event, pre-registration & EPIC Membership required, max 50 participants

*This event is over.


Agile methodologies are increasingly pervasive, having spilled over from software development onto just about every other aspect of design. But what is Agile or lean, and why should you care? In this talk Carrie Yury will give a primer on what Agile is, how it works, and how it can be applied to ethnographic research. Yury will frankly discuss the benefits and drawbacks of an agile approach to ethnographic research, including its effects on client and team collaboration, deliverable creation, and research planning/structure. Attendees will take away a solid understanding of the fundamentals of agile that can be applied to research, and a lexicon that can used to help collaborate with, communicate with, and understand teams that use agile methods.


CARRIE YURY, Head of Experience Research and Strategy at innovation consultancy BeyondCurious, is a purpose-driven creator with a passion for making things that matter. In her 20-year career as a consultant, artist, and educator, Yury has created impact through understanding people, systems, and organizations. A believer in theory from practice, Yury's non-dogmatic approach to research led her to develop the sprint-based Agile Research methodology that helps BeyondCurious' Fortune 1000 clients innovate at speed.

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EPIC Talks is a webinar series created by our community, for our community. Talks cover topics that are highly relevant to us as practitioners, introducing methods, technologies, ideas, and best practices that make our work better and foster meaningful professional connections. Formats can range from lectures or seminars to panels, discussions, and debates. EPIC Talks are proposed and created by EPIC members, bringing together a global community on the leading edge of ethnography in business.