How is design structured in your organization?

over 6 years ago from Cody Iddings, Experience Designer for the moving world

  • Andrew C, over 6 years ago

    In my org design sits in product (product design). These designers work within engineering teams directly, and have regular sync ups with each other via 1 large standing review period, bi-weekly retrospectives and twice-per-week standups. The process here is well defined and highly collaborative. PM & design work on solutions together (2 designers + 1 PM per unit) and everyone reports to the Chief Product Officer.

    Marketing has a separate design team. We realize design should probably be its own sub-org but haven't yet made the investment to switch it to cross-functional.

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    • Daniel WearneDaniel Wearne, over 6 years ago

      Almost identical to where I've worked. It was a product team of about 60 people, with practices of engineering, design and product management. Marketing was a seperate problem with a slightly different make up (product and design personnel, but very limited engineering)

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    • Cody IddingsCody Iddings, over 6 years ago

      Sweet, thanks for sharing Andrew. Did you have a CTO in addition to the CPO?

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    • Suganth SSuganth S, over 6 years ago

      Similar. We have 1PM+1PD unit working with a Scrum team on a single objective each quarter. Both PD+PM report to the VP of product and all the designers have informal catch up every week

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