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7. Ask the experts

Hold a series of one-at-a-time interviews with people who know a lot about your challenge.
Interview experts on your sprint team and guests from the outside. Aim for fifteen to thirty minutes each. Ask about the vision, customer research, how things work, and previous efforts. Pretend you’re a reporter. Update long-term goal, questions, and map as you go. (p. 71)
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Expert interview schedule
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Name
Role
Scheduled time
Name
Role
Scheduled time
1
Fox Mccloud
Sales AE
​2:00 PM
2
Milana Myles
Customer support
​2:30 PM
3
Kaedyn Fraser
CEO
​3:00 PM
4
Monroe Bond
Head of Product
​3:15 PM
5
Nurdan Denkel
Designer
​3:30 PM
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How might we...
As you take notes individually, reframe problems as opportunities using the “how might we” prompt. By the time you finish your interviews, your team will have generated a pile of notes (most sprints end up with somewhere between 30-100 notes).
Your team has generated
6
HMW notes.
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Exercise
Allocated time
Timer
Time Left
Exercise
Allocated time
Timer
Time Left
1
A. Write privately
00
0
Start
-
2
B. Vote
00
5
Start
-
3
C. Decider vote
00
10
Start
-
4
D. Organize on map
00
Start
-
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15
Sum

A. Write individually
Add your own HMW notes in the table below.
How might we...
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Who
How might we...
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B. Vote
Upvote your favorite ideas in the table below. Authors and upvote counts are hidden to reduce groupthink, and each person gets
2
votes.
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How might we...
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How might we...
Upvote
1
Structure key info for screening patients?
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2
Streamline discussion with outside doctors?
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3
Make reviewing electronic medical records faster?
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4
Use artificial intelligence to detect anomalies faster?
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5
Make the mobile experience more friendly?
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6
Make medical terms easier to understand?
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Each person gets
00
2
votes
C. Decider vote
Who is the
@Decider
? She should make the final call — not the group. She can choose to respect the votes or not. The notes that the
@Decider
checks will get attached to your map in the next step.
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How might we...
Upvotes
Decider pick
How might we...
Upvotes
Decider pick
1
Structure key info for screening patients?
4
2
Streamline discussion with outside doctors?
3
3
Make reviewing electronic medical records faster?
2
4
Use artificial intelligence to detect anomalies faster?
2
5
Make the mobile experience more friendly?
2
6
Make medical terms easier to understand?
1
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D. Organize on map
Attach the top-voted HMW notes below to the related step on the .
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How might we...
Upvotes
Related step on map
How might we...
Upvotes
Related step on map
1
Structure key info for screening patients?
4
Search for matching trials
2
Streamline discussion with outside doctors?
3
Appointment: discuss trial
3
Make reviewing electronic medical records faster?
2
Search for matching trials
4
Use artificial intelligence to detect anomalies faster?
2
Appointment: discuss trial
5
Make the mobile experience more friendly?
2
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Nice work! Here’s how the now looks with related HMW questions:
Customer journey map (with HMW Q's)
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