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Before a Design Sprint
No matter how many Design Sprint I've done, I always get a slight anxious feeling when preparing for the next one.
New team, new location, new domain. Which is great, I'm getting out of my comfort-zone.
One question that always directly comes to mind: Does the Decider know how to create a great Design Sprint challenge?
I like to be well prepared in new situations. When something unexpected happens this gives me the mental space to think about how to best handle that. So I'll already start thinking about solutions for the challenge.
Of course it's a slippery slope. I can easily lose myself in the preparation and already be steps ahead of the team when starting on Sprint Monday. With the big risk that I'm thinking about steps that don't account for the big picture.
Design Sprint Brief template
I created this Design Sprint Brief Google Form to help Decision Makers get prepared, and in the right mindset for a sprint. It makes them think about what success means for them, and how a Sprint would best serve their audience. This helps them in creating a great Design Sprint challenge.