Agile? What is it? All buzz? UX Research plays what part?

I recently sat down to discuss Agile and UX Research with my friend and research design extraordinaire, Nikki Lavoie (and overall inspirational BOSS). She is founder and CEO of MindSpark International and the UX(r) Factor vlog.

This video is a great little intro into Agile (or my view on it) ;p and also some of the pitfalls. Check it out!

This is the first in a series. Next we talk views of the international community and our experiences working in France. EDIT: Part 2 is here.

Would love to know your thoughts and questions. Agile all buzz? How have you applied UXresearch in your agile practices? Do you like superheros? Discuss.