Spoiler alert!

Non-designers didn’t participate in the process, and that was fine with us. How would they contribute anyway? We were the “designers.” The agile process forced us out of the safety of the design phase and into a furiously fast new reality in which product managers, software engineers, and QA specialists were far more involved in the work we created. The demands of two-week sprints forced us to cut up our “big ideas” into lots of little pieces that could be fed to the “dev machine” to ensure that, God forbid, no developers sat idle.