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Our Sprint-for-Sprint Project! 🚀 Facilitators Needed
Hey everyone! I'm looking for a couple of awesome facilitators to help out with a new initiative. We're designing sprint sessions for e-commerce companies, where we go in and fix problems as a short term swat team to go in and fix and come out. We need facilitators for different department teams: - Design team: improving UX/UI, branding content creation, and listing improvements - Marketplace team: optimizing listings, improving search rankings, and boosting marketplace performance - Data team: analyzing metrics, identifying trends, and providing actionable insights - Back-end team: create or optimize backend database structures as most ecommerce brands lack backend in the early stages We've got a pool of e-commerce clients who need short-term sprints to fix specific problems. If this could be a chance to work together, would love to share this opportunity togehter as we need a constant facilitation throughout the program! Facilitation and sprint design will be crucial, for this sprint-for-sprint model. Would love to know if you know anyone who would be a great fit. Also, if you have any better ideas than this approach, I'd love to hear and learn from you! Please feel free to message me 🙏🏻❤️🙌🏻
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Hi @Woojin Kim! I've sent you a DM.
Calling Freelancers/Solopreneurs running Design Sprints
Hi there! I am on my journey to become a full time freelance facilitator and I decided to participate in the Design Sprint Masterclass to improve my toolkit. Until now my experience running Design Sprints has been in a company, where I always had other people in my team for support and to do various tasks. Also, in the Masterclass AJ&Smart talks a lot about the sprint from a company point of view, again with a lot of people and resources involved. This is why I would like to get some experience from other facilitators doing design sprints solo as freelancers, and what are your tips and challenges. If you have some input regarding the following (but not exclusively), I would be very grateful: 1. How do you deal with the preparation be it live or remotely, do you have any support, do you do everything alone, do you involve the client? For example for all the onboarding meetings, prep meetings, meeting organisation, prepping the room, snacks and drinks etc. 2. How do you deal with facilitating alone? In my experience it is hard to be attentive to every aspect of such a complex workshop, especially in some more demanding exercises. Do you enlist a co-facilitator from the client, do you have someone that can jump in when you need? Other ideas or tips? 3. How do you deal with all the work behind user recruiting and organising the user tests? Do you delegate to the client? Do you onboard someone to do it for you or do you handle everything at the same time? 4. Prototyping: Again, how do you juggle the work involved in this phase? Do you offer building the prototype yourself or do you give this to-do to the clients design team? And what if the client does not have a design team or resources to create the prototype themselves? 5. Finally, what are your deliverables at the end of the sprint and the timings between the end of the sprint and getting your results to the client? Hopefully this is not too much, looking forward to reading your experiences!
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Hey @Sofia Pinheiro! When preparing for remote meetings, I find Butter to be a helpful tool for creating agendas and setting up the virtual room in advance. I typically allocate 3 hours to prepare the agenda about a week before the meeting, and then conduct a test session with friends or family to ensure everything runs smoothly. For in-person sessions, I usually handle the preparation alone or with the assistance of an intern. I like to use printed materials and exercises, so I make sure to print them out and organize all the necessary materials three days beforehand. I also utilize Butter for creating a timed agenda, which serves as a real-time script to help me stay on track and not overlook any details. As for snacks and drinks, I usually ask the client to arrange those. Room preparation typically takes me 1.5 hours in advance, and I make it a point to arrive earlier than everyone else.
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@Bryan Guzmán this is awesome! Would love to talk more about this process.
Mission and Vision Workshop Request
Hello, I am new here and I am blown away by the collaboration and support from everyone in the club - you are all awesome. I am designing my first workshop and a tad nervous. I have been asked to come up with a workshop (half day) to reintroduce employees to the organisation's mission and vision in a fun way. Any ideas or suggestions of an agenda will be appreciated - class of 12 - 15 people.
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I like this tool from Board of Innovation, maybe it helps
Offering a 'downloadable' workshop as an intro offer?
Hey guys, shower thoughts: 🚿 has anyone offered a DIY version of their workshop before? Particularly those who've created there own workshops/frameworks and conduct them virtually. Do you think offering a low-cost way to access a workshop Miro board help or hinder their sales process? Some Pros of this would be that those out of your geographic range can still experience your workshop or there might be in-house facilitators who want to run your special workshop internally, it's also low commitment and could lead to bigger jobs later. Cons would be that if it doesnt provide any outcomes, or the customer doesn't have a good experience with it, it leaves a bad impression and they decide to not interact with your brand again. What do you think? Done this before? Bad idea, good idea?
New comment 4d ago
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Abracademy has done something similar, but it is a freebie. Check their workshop playbooks:
Workshop Activity creation
A curiosity more so than anything. Has anyone ever dabbled into the idea of creating new workshop activities. I know there is the 4C's frame work and I assumed that might be a place to start as it gives a sense of framing. Would there be any source materials out there to help consider this type of thing or has anyone tried to do this?
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Hey @Stephen Morris, one method I always use is SCAMPER. It helps me adapt and combine other activities into a new one, like a remix. You can find more information about SCAMPER at It's usually applied to product or innovation, but you can use this principle to anything. To generate new ideas, consider using references and applying the following principles: Substitute, Combine, Adapt, Modify, Put to another use, Eliminate, and Rearrange. Always remember to give credit to the original creators if you use their work as a foundation to apply SCAMPER.
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Catarina Alencar
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I founded Adverso Lab, a social impact design studio. I actively participate in co-creation processes as a facilitator and consultant.

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