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Design Thinking isn't just about designs - Product Science Journal - Issue #9

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Whenever I'm getting started with a new client or project, I like to do a kick-off workshop. If we're
 

Product Science Journal

January 30 · Issue #9 · View online
Insights for product leaders on applying design thinking, data science, lean startup, and agile principles to develop great product teams and product growth strategies.

Whenever I’m getting started with a new client or project, I like to do a kick-off workshop. If we’re in person, we get together with sharpies and post-it notes. If we’re remote, we join each other online with a tool like Trello or Mural. I’ve learned that even in cultures where a Design Thinking style workshop is outside the norm, it’s worth the effort to get the group collaboratively brainstorming before we begin developing a product strategy together. 
It reminds everyone that we are all on the same team and gives people a chance to feel heard. Most importantly, it gives everyone a sense of ownership over the work we’re about to go through together.
Below are some good reads on design thinking as a team process.

Design Thinking Builds Strong Teams
How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Design Thinking
Data-Driven Product Decisions: A Hands-On Workshop for Product Leaders
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