Our UX Maturity Model arose from many questions and issues, such as:
- How does UX team involvement in product related decisions benefit us?
- Why test the product/prototype each week and with only five user tests per iteration?
- For what reason does a developer attend the meetings at even the wireframing phase?
- Why meet the product team in person when we can do everything remotely?
Many similar questions come up during meetings (especially kick-offs) and answering them all and justifying the process consumes quite some time and energy. This precious resource could go to the product itself.