If you haven’t run a Google Design Sprint before, start by preparing a brief describing your goals for the Sprint and the deliverables you’d like to create. Ideally, you should have a strong understanding of your users, clear product direction, and leadership buy-in before running a Design Sprint.
Once you have established the goals for your Sprint, determine who needs to be involved and set the length of time needed. Design Sprints generally follow six stages: understand, define, sketch, decide, prototype, and validate. Depending on the scope of your goals, you may need between 1-5 days for your Design Sprint.
Before your Design Sprint begins, consider creating both an agenda for the Sprint and a centralized deck where your team can work. Gather any necessary data, and communicate it to participants before your Sprint begins. Afterwards, take the time to check-in with your team to ensure any next steps have been captured and to note how you could improve your next Design Sprint.