Design Sprints - Hurdle Racing Challenges

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17h45-18h: Welcome and Arrival
18h15: Start of Meetup, Talk by Ina
19h00: Questions, Discussions, Networking (Drinks and Refreshments)
20h00: End of meetup

Design Sprints - Hurdle Racing Challenges (45 min. Talk + 15 min. Q&A)
+ open discussion after the presentation

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Ina is currently working as Product Owner & Design Sprint facilitator at Trendig in Berlin. Dedicated to spreading “the agile with love” attitude to the community and beyond, she is also responsible for the annual Agile Testing Days USA conference. She is particularly passionate about people and the choices they make and seeks new ways to create a communal, team-oriented and fun work ambiance. You will commonly find Ina hanging on to some rock in her spare time. Mountains high or low, granite or limestone, Mediterranean or arctic, she will scramble to the top, throw down the rope, pull you up, and share the great view!

Running a Design Sprint is not easy … but sooo worth it - Here is why! During her time with Trendig, Ina has collected some memorable experiences when facilitating Design Sprints. She will share some of the most inspiring, meritable, amusing and sometimes defiant moments with you - not without a certain wink of irony, here and there. (Note: The examples, all names, characters, and incidents portrayed in the session are anonymized and subject to a heavy load of stereotyping.)

It is almost certain that great things are to happen when interdisciplinary teams meet - a diverse bunch of people that might never meet in “real” business life. Give them a time-box, a full-grown challenge, a set of strict rules, half-a forest of sticky notes, some sharpies and paper and you will see magic happen right before your eyes. So much for the theory. What about the hours of doubt, sweat and really hard work that come with it? What are the trap-doors, pitfalls and hurdles the sprint members have to circumvent? How might facilitators guide the sprinters through this endurance race without draining the players or losing scope? Get ready for a very grounded, practical, and honest session, drawn from real life, with real people and real challenges. Forget ideal and best-practice! Leave your books at home. Bring nothing but an open mind and heart and take back some stories and lightning moments for your next sprint.

This Meetup is not only for UX Designers, Developers, QAs, Scrum Masters, Product Owners or Coaches. It's also for Senior Managers and any kind of Stakeholder.

WHY? You might want to be part of the first 2 days of the Design Sprint.

Understand your customers, develop ideas, save time and money - be a part of the creative process to optimize the value chain and to help build up a new form of organizational teamwork. Get closer to your employees and colleagues.

Create the future of your processes, products and services!

DesignSprint was first introduced by Jake Knapp from Google Ventures.