Why we use sprints?
Our 5 day innovation sprint allows us to tackle critical business issues head on in a short focused time frame.
Waiting to learn until your product gets to market can be expensive. We reduce that risk by starting projects with a product design sprint. It’s an exercise which starts with design thinking and ends with a user-tested prototype.
How a sprint works
A Product Design Sprint (pioneered by Google Ventures) is a 5-phase exercise which uses design thinking to reduce the inherent risks in successfully bringing products to market. We’ve done many product design sprints and have made them a standard part of our consulting engagements.
Participating in a Design Sprint orients the entire team and aims their efforts at hitting clearly defined goals. Sprints are useful starting points when kicking off a new feature, workflow, product, business or solving problems with an existing product.
Integrating design sprints and design thinking into our product development process keeps us aligned with our goals, and helps us invest our time and money wisely.
COMPANIES WE'VE SPRINTED WITH
What we need to start
Getting ready for a sprint is one of the most important stages.
For a successful sprint we need a few things from the get go and we’ve listed them out here for you.
Leads the design sprint. Guides the sprint from start to completion.
Takes notes, photographs and is in charge of the documentation for the sprint.
- Product Owner
Typically the client and the person with the initial product vision. This person has final say in the product.
Organise a space which you can use for the entire sprint, we can usually help this
Any existing research and captured existing competition information
- Most importantly – You
Your complete commitment