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By designing a system to learn, not just do, Bill Walsh changed football’s approach to confronting challenges. Those of us in the digital product industry can learn from this unconventional approach, even off the football field. This mindset will help you make decisions in complex situations, give you a greater perspective on your challenges, and remind you that outcomes-driven development — not just delivery — is the most important part of winning whatever game you’re playing.

Coaching
The First 15: A Product Strategy for Diagnosis & Growth
Tyler Hilker
Jul 25, 2022

We've found that different clients aren’t always ready to build and they also don’t know exactly what to do in order to realize a particular opportunity. There’s a lot of hard work that goes into making a great product before you start making the product. So why don't more internal teams do this kind of exploratory work? Plenty of teams do, and it's fantastic. But there are plenty of good, understandable reasons why teams & leaders don't get into this on their own.

Coaching
Exploratory-as-a-Service
Tyler Hilker
Feb 21, 2022

Our product experts share their perspective on five central questions around design sprints, including value for clients, biggest challenges, takeaways from their experiences and more.

Coaching
2020 Design Sprint Retrospective
Justin Mertes
Dec 17, 2020

We’ve worked to define what it takes to craft a team of individuals that are truly passionate about learning. What we’ve found is that you must work to make it a habit. It requires a continuous “loop” of attention, testing, and reflection. This article will cover our approach to learning and adaptation.

Coaching
A Fresh Take on The Learning Process: The Adaptive Loop
George Brooks
Jul 1, 2020

Your team's North Star is an orientation aid that helps you understand where you are and set your instruments for the journey. Learn how to calibrate your team for the road ahead with this template.

Coaching
NORTH Canvas: A Template for Navigating Change
Tyler Hilker
May 18, 2020

Justin Mertes walks through the 2.5 hour Feature Sprint that helped Vera identify their MVP and grow to be a mobile app with nearly 10K downloads.

Coaching
Running a 2.5 Hour Feature Sprint with a Startup Mobile App
Justin Mertes
Feb 21, 2020

Hear about our 6 day remote Design Sprint with the Kudelski team, including tools we used, what the process looked like, and how we worked between three time zones.

Coaching
A Facilitator’s Guide to a Virtual, Global Design Sprint
Justin Mertes
Oct 29, 2019

Learn how you can increase the efficiency of your product team through seeing rather than speaking exercises, such as design sprints.

Coaching
Seeing Rather Than Saying - Another Case for Design Sprints
George Brooks
Jul 30, 2019

Learn how to make your meetings more like a Design Sprint meeting with these exercises, ensuring everyone is heard, decisions are made and the team is engaged.

Coaching
Five Practices to Enhance Your Everyday Meetings (Using Design Sprint Exercises)
Justin Mertes
Jul 2, 2019

Learn how Growfish can help you make learning the center of your Sprint Retros, including examples and our experience with it in the past.

Coaching
Growfish: Make Learning the Center of your Sprint Retros
Tyler Hilker
Apr 9, 2019

Product Manager and Design Sprint Facilitator Justin Mertes outlines the 5 steps to becoming a confident design sprint facilitator based on his experience.

Coaching
5 Steps to Becoming a Confident Design Sprint Facilitator
Justin Mertes
Mar 26, 2019

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