When I joined Fave as a new product manager, I was eager to understand how the team's product processes work. I met with each product manager and asked them how they do it. What surprised me initially was that they all followed different processes.
In my role as VP Information Technology of the German national office of AIESEC, I was leading a team of 4 software developers who were living spread around Germany. We had been working on our projects that we had planned 6 months ago and things weren’t great in how our work was going.
If you’re familiar with Jake Knapp’s (of Google Venture fame) framework of the Design Sprint (as described in the book of The Sprint), you will know that it’s a highly effective tool to quickly produce solutions to vague problem-sets.