What is a track?

This article covers what a track is in Progression and how to use them in your framework.

What is a track?

A track in Progression is a way of splitting a team into sections that illustrate it's structured.

In the Product Design Team example below, you can see that there are two tracks: Design Management and Product Design.


The Design Management track outlines the leadership positions that are present in the team. Separately, the Product Design track outlines the individual contributors positions present.

Why are tracks important?

Splitting the team into these tracks allows those engaging with the framework to visualise the different Progression pathways available. For example, a Product Designer may consider whether they want to focus on developing to become a Senior OR to follow the management track and become a Design Manager.