OUR UNIQUE APPROACH TO SPRINTS
Our customized design sprints—which can be delivered online or in-person—help your team align around a shared vision, build customer empathy, solve complex problems, and rapidly move your project forward.
We use a systematic approach to make sure every client's unique needs are addressed and, most importantly, have an executable plan for the team to work on after the sprint is complete.
How it works
Set up for Success
Because every challenge is special and every client is unique, we tailor the sprint system for your needs and constraints. We start with a Discovery Session to:
Frame the Challenge: Learn about your specific challenge, constraints, and desired outcomes.
Form the Sprint Team: Assist you to invite the right person to form the Sprint Team comprised of one Decider and preferably up to six Sprint Team members.
Schedule the Sprint Week: Discuss and decide whether an in-person or online workshop would be best for you.
If the situation requires, our UX expert might recommend performing a time-boxed UX audit, user research, and data analytics prior to the Sprint Week to serve as additional expert input.
4-DAY DESIGN SPRINT
On the first day, we focus on understanding the challenge, aligning the goal, and allowing the team to diverge and generate multiple solutions.
The second day starts by allowing the team to vote and select the winning concept in a safe and pragmatic way. The team would then work on a storyboard to define the framework of the prototype.
On the third day, the SprintImpact prototype team would work on the creation of a high-fidelity prototype to enable realistic user testing.
The fourth day is when SprintImpact would lead user testing with the prototype to gather insights and learnings. On the following half-day, the client team is invited to view testing results and discuss key learnings.
Turn Insights and Momentum into an Execution Plan
A design sprint offers a highly empowering experience. Your team will have a shared understanding of the challenge and a clear picture of the prioritized goals. Most importantly, they will have learned a lot about the problem space and co-workers' viewpoints so that the solutions they co-created are ready to pursue.
Depending on the outcome of the solution validation, we would guide the team to proceed with:
- Rapid solution iteration
- Targeted user or technology study
- User story mapping workshop for MVP / release planning
The Post-Sprint action plan is the bridge connecting the Design Sprint strategy phase to the business and development team's execution phase.
This is SprintImpact's unique strength, reflected in our many years of experience working with agile teams that translate the uncovered innovation and growth strategy into concrete and measurable goals for the execution team.
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- Prioritised solution ideas and approaches
- Validated prototypes based on customer feedback
- Reduced investment risk due to early testing
- Ability to create tangible solutions quickly and efficiently
They're closely related, but they serve a different purpose.
Think of Design Thinking as an approach for participants to learn about 'how to solve problems'. Since a lot of Design Thinking workshops are mostly training workshops, they are designed to be fun and engaging, and the end goal is to teach the participants a "new way of working".
On the other hand, Design Sprint is used as a tool to solve a specific problem. The end goal is to unleash the team's potential to solve a complex problem in a time-boxed time arrangement.
Definitely not. Not only Design Sprint is not limited to startups and innovation labs, high-growth enterprises have been applying this tool for innovation & growth.
2.5 days total.
Take a 4-day Design Sprint as an example, we request undivided attention from the sprint team members on day 1 and day 2. They are free on day 3, and they are invited to join for another half day on day 4 to review validation findings.