If the deadline is short, is there anyone we could ask to help out?
Do we need to collaborate with other departments, and if so, how can they support us?
In the graphic bellow, I dimmed out the first and last steps because it usually falls into marketing, but that doesn’t mean design should be left out at all.
What are the deadlines?
What are the goals and expectations of this project or feature?
What would success look like?
Design work goes beyond the app or website experience, how does the user get to your product?
How does your product present itself in the user browser?
How do you keep the communication going with your audience?
What happens when they leave your app/site?