This resource works as a 1:1 workshop to understand your designer journey in your team, and a structured discussion to identify pain points and potential opportunities to fix things.
As a DesignOps professional, you need to understand how designers in different projects are working with their cross-functional stakeholders and how the design process fits into the working methods of your organization. Use the Designer Journey template to understand your designers better, map their journey, and plan how to solve the most impactful problems in the team.
Customise the template to your design process
Clarify all the tasks and activities that designers perform
Create an understanding of where all your designers currently are
Align the different projects and teams based on evidence and research
Plan for at least 1.5 to 2 hours for this workshop
Identify the first task in the first phase of your process
Estimate how much time this specific task takes
Discuss whether this task is visible to others or not
Uncover who are the people typically involved in this task
Visualise which tools you are using for this specific task
Create transparency of what are the current pain points for this specific task
Think of opportunities that could solve the pain points of this task
Identify whether or not this is a critical area that you should definitely fix.
Circle back to the top and map the impact of each task.
Then in the end, map the time that designers are spending in meetings
How much of that time is actually productive for them?
What can you do with all that info? Remember to use use also post-its