Adaptability in the World of Workshop Facilitation (Douglas Ferguson, Voltage Control)

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Anthony Armendariz
Douglas Ferguson
"One thing I think is a telltale sign that it's not necessarily a good time for a design sprint ... is when someone in leadership read the book and is like, 'we need to do a design sprint.' It's like a hammer looking for a nail."
About this episode

Douglas Ferguson is an entrepreneur and human-centered technologist with over 20 years of experience. He is the founder and president of Voltage Control, an Austin-based facilitation agency that specializes in helping teams work better together through participatory decision making and design inspired facilitation techniques. He has helped transform teams from U.S. SOCOM, the Air Force, Adobe, Dropbox, Fidelity, Vrbo, Liberty Mutual, Humana, and SAIC. We really appreciated hearing Douglas's thoughts on facilitation in the era of COVID and are excited to see what's next for Voltage Control.

We cover:

  • Career beginnings in development
  • How his career in facilitation has changed
  • Building a facilitation community
  • Adaptability vs Dogma
  • Prescribing different workshops
  • Knowing when it's time for a design sprint
  • What happens after a design sprint
  • The differences in remote sprints
  • A lot more!

Funsize is a digital product design studio that helps inspiring product teams, small and large, uncover opportunities, bring new products to market, evolve digital products and services, and explore the future.

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On this episode
Anthony Armendariz
Douglas Ferguson
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