The Sprint framework was developed by Google Ventures to help the companies they work with solve “big” problems, test new ideas and create basic prototypes to test with real-world users in as little as 5 days. In theory, a Sprint can be used to prototype and test anything – physical products and experiences, websites and digital services, marketing strategies, referral schemes, customer loyalty and employee engagement programmes, you get the idea.learn more
Sprints encourage project teams to approach difficult problems from different angles and get stuck into creating possible solutions rather than falling victim to the dreaded ‘Analysis Paralysis’! Sprints are great because they break organisation-wide knowledge out of the usual silos and into a central repository of inspiration and insight which becomes the source for 5 days of focused activity.
A week might sound like a big commitment, but Sprints can save huge amounts of time, money and other resources as they reduce the risk of a business putting its efforts into the wrong thing. Who wouldn’t want to discover as quickly as possible whether an idea is worth pursuing? If the idea does turn out to be bad, it’s much easier to walk away from as you’ve only invested a week so the emotional attachment won’t be there.
Sprints are justified when you’re facing a “big” problem that requires a creative solution, when the stakes (cost of getting it wrong) are high, when you’re short on time, or when you’re just plain stuck! Our sprint workshop is expertly facilitated to ensure a successful outcome and it’s structured to ensure you’ll have enough time for BAU activities throughout the week.
Our super-humans are here to help, whether you’re a budding entrepreneur with a great idea or an ambitious start-up looking to scale and grow your team – get in touch today!