…of places often have their design teams structure and document themselves like an engineering team. The truth is that designers can sprint plan, but Design doesn’t happen in sprints. Designers can estimate, but Design is unpredictable. Designers can pull Kanban tasks, but Design isn’t a linear process. Designers can ship, but Design is never finished.
Do better than what you can get away with. Do more than the bare minimum. Don’t wait for the pressure to build. Don’t wait for the requests to mount. The best time to take a step forward is right now.