Why is having a UX plan important?
Having worked for years in UX and having lead many UX projects over time, I can tell you that one of the first steps in a UX project is to put out your UX plan. A UX plan is important because:
- You externalize by writing things down which allows you to detail out what was in your mind better. There is no plan until it is on paper .
- Stakeholders such as the business leads and project manager need to know what UX activities (also why and how long) are meant to be a part of the project so there can be consensus across the board on them. This allows for inclusion of UX activities into the project plan.
Components of a UX plan?
These are some of the fundamental components that will apply to most UX plans.
- Research questions
- Schedule (Dates and duration)
- Researcher details (leads, assistants)