There's a reason big companies like Google and Cisco are using the Design Sprint process to innovate quickly and get more done (in four days!)
Design Sprints are focused and hands-on. This process gives your team a set of tools to quickly identify and prioritize a current problem or challenge, build a test solution, and get it in front of sample users for feedback (again in four days).
Design Sprints help companies with substantial problems, not a small win or a 'nice to have.'Anything that has a big impact, or is time sensitive. Any place where teams feel 'stuck'. Anything that requires alignment across teams. Things like:
Validating a new product or service
Solving a problem with an existing offering
Eliminating a bottleneck in an internal process or
Being at a 'fork in the road'
How to generate more customer engagement
Testing customer interest
Testing a business model (for example, subscription vs. tiered package)
Something that impacts a number of departments
A 'messy' problem
Something that might cost a lot if you get it wrong
Watch: When should you do a Design Sprint?
When should you do a Design Sprint for your organization?
Jonathan Courtney from AJ&Smart, the top firm in the world offering Design Sprints, tells you.
I learned from the best! I completed Master Class training with AJ&Smart and Jake Knapp, the creator of Design Sprints—and I bring my years of design and development experience, as well as my consulting and teaching skills.So, are you ready to Sprint?
Result? Team comaraderie, collecting good ideas, targeting one, prioritizing (voting) on possible solutions. Identifying next actionable steps (that can be done within 14 days). #FeelingMomentum
* Challenges to tackle might be ideas for: the next sales push, keeping up with new competitors, improving your office space (or an internal process), improving conversion rates from your website, etc.