Activity Guides

Enhance your skills as a design leader with our free downloadable activity guides.

Design a Winning Design Team Strategy

A 130-page activity guide to interpret your business strategy and choose the unique, specific ways your Design Team brings good business to life.

"Design a Winning Design Team Strategy" is a workbook written for people who lead design teams and organizations. It’s also very useful to anyone who works alongside them. This workbook offers a practical, step-by-step approach to moving beyond the familiar but tired tactics of leadership and establishing a strategic plan for how the design team drives both design and business forward. As a result, you’ll have a clear vision for your team’s success, what actions your team should continue, expand, or eliminate, and which strategic partners are the best fit to complement your efforts.

This workbook is based on the activities Ryan Rumsey developed while leading teams at EA, Nestlé, and USAA, and has since taught over 1,100 design leaders around the world through his boutique learning programs at CDO School.