A Design Sprint Team

A Design Sprint Team

by Bjorn W.

Design process typically takes about 5 days and comprises of the following steps. While each step represents one day of intense collaboration.

Facilitator

A facilitator is a neutral individual or individuals who can be trusted to make it possible for an event to be successful. They are outside voice of reason between the parties they are responsible for the parties to have an agreement or also to plan for the future. Sprint team needs a facilitator to facilitate the whole process of coming up with ideas faster and also sound ideas which can push the organization forward. A facilitator acts as a guide in giving guidance to the team for a smooth discussion to ensure. Presence of a facilitator makes it possible for the team to work efficiently and any point of conflict is averted by the facilitator in making sure the sprint team only dwell and discuss aspects of more importance to the organization. The facilitator is there to ensure team works with synergy and also not to take sides when teams are in agreement or not there are there to act as a guide to the sprint team.

Designer

There are lots of people that make up the design sprint team. One of them is the designer, who is a key member of the team. He stands in as the representation of the users. His input is primal and vital to the success of the project. This article discusses what is expected of the designer on the team as well as the roles he is to play.

Engineer

All members comprising a Design Sprint Team are invaluable in what they have to contribute in the procedures to follow. Among these, an Engineer is the one with the best understanding of what exactly is the product you want to develop, or of the solution you want to bring into the existing design.

Marketeer

In general, a marketing team is a group of marketers whose role is to assist customers through the product buying process. Marketing produces materials that support customers at each stage of the buying process. Marketing executives develop sales strategies for matching customer needs and promoting products.

Customer Representative

Working effectively within the constraints of time is what we do best here at Design Sprint. As such, all roles should support this vision on which our reputation is built. The perfect customer rep should know and be good at all things customer-related. This is especially true for the team at Design Sprint where we quite literally pick the desires of our clients and materialize them in the shortest time without compromise to quality.

Product Chief / Shot-caller

The product chief, also known as the Shot-caller or decider is a significant player in the design sprint team. The Product Chief is basically the key decision maker in the design sprint.


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