Are design sprints overrated and just buzzwords?

Karshan
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Donโ€™t get me wrong, Iโ€™m not discarding sprints. I believe that the process has many shortcomings for product development. There are principles that are crucial to create value for design teams. Hereโ€™s a summary: โ†’ ๐Ÿ›  Match the way product teams actually work during design development.โ€จ โ†’ ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธ Be flexible enough to run at a slower or faster pace if necessary.โ€จ โ†’ ๐Ÿง  Gain a broad range of diverse perspectives to fuel creative thinking.โ€จ โ†’ ๐Ÿ”ฎ Imagine potential future product visions without any limitations.โ€จ โ†’ ๐Ÿ”— Integrate design outcomes strategically into actual product roadmaps. These are only a handful of principles that help mitigate the shortcomings of design sprints, or other similar processes. To me, design sprints feel rather trendy and donโ€™t actually work in everyday product development.

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Karshan
Design leadership in product innovation.
What do you think? Iโ€™d love to hear your thoughts.