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Google's Design Sprint
April 6, 2018
A couple of weeks ago I managed to have a discussion with a colleague who had navigated multiple Google Design Sprints in a role.
'what would the 5 days look like in practice on the Design Sprint?'
Below is an excerpt of my findings.
[This is broken down into prep work before the Sprint and then onto the individual days on the Google Design Sprint.]
Pre: Design Sprint
A facilitator (external to the squad) would be required for the full 5 days.
Find a location outside of the standard work environment where the squad would not be interrupted and would be able to dedicate 5 full days (The Squad would need to focus a 100% on the Design Sprint alone for the 5 days)
The 5 days would need to be face-to-face and in person
Identify speakers for Lightning Talks and prep for the talks
Give some thought to the user testing e.g. do we need to bring in users for face to face interactions? These may need more upfront planning
Day 1: Understand
Goal: Determine the Problem Statement
- 9:15-9.30 am Introduction
- 9.30-10.00 am Ice Breaker
[Lightning Talk series: As the speakers proceed the team should be making notes on post-its to be shared later and affinity mapped.]
- 10.00-11.00 am Lightning Talk 1(Problem Statement from the Product Owner, Context, Background, Lean Canvass walk through)