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The Dirt: Tailoring Design Sprints to Meet Your Needs


The common thread to every Design Sprint is a problem (usually a hairy one) that needs to be solved. There could be a lack of clarity around a product, service, or direction. Perhaps an organization has made assumptions without a high level of confidence. Or there’s a high level of risk associated with being wrong about a particular decision or direction. But every Design Sprint can still be different in many different ways.

In this episode, we talk about how to address these differences and tailor the Design Sprint process to maximize the outcome for your organization. Fresh Tilled Soil strategists C. Todd Lombardo and Jill Starett boil it down to three things an organization can do to tailor a Design Sprint to meet their needs and plan for success:

  1. Get a sense of the problem you are trying to solve and why.
  2. Decide on and plan for what happens next. Begin with the end in mind.
  3. Identify the data and information you have coming into the sprint.

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Author Heath Umbach

Heath is an avid cyclist and runner who brings athletic rigor to everything he touches. With over 15 years of experience building and marketing digital products, he has a deep passion for solving our clients’ greatest challenges.

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