Say goodbye to endless discussions and blind decision-making
Why we use the sprint methodology with our clients
Unless you’re still working in the 20th century, you’ve probably heard of agile and scrum: methodologies designed for self-organizing, cross-functional teams to develop solutions on a fast, iterative basis. At the heart of these methodologies are sprints.
“A sprint is a short, set period of time during which a team works to complete a specific project.”
Sprints have been used to address a variety of complex challenges, from redesigning homepages to tackling cancer immunology research. For leaders, working in complexity means that more than one right answer exists – and the only way to progress is to devise experiments that are safe to fail (i.e. sprints!).
We use the sprint methodology in our own work with clients:
Here’s why we use the sprint methodology with our clients:
⏰ Sprints save money and time. By simplifying the decision-making process and working to tight deadlines, small teams are more likely to deliver real impact. Large teams that are more focused on process, governance, and PowerPoint presentations don’t stand a chance against their agile counterparts.
🔎 Sprints keep you and your team focused. Sprints are all about building a shared understanding of the challenge. This focus on the outcome and not the process allows teams to see what’s important through concrete data and prototyping (instead of acting on single anecdotes from leaders or employees). As a result, they become laser-focused and spend their time on the right things.
🏀 Sprints offer greater opportunities for collaboration. Lightning speed turnaround time gives way for faster feedback loops, more opportunities for collaboration, and higher productivity. Sprints are a pretty egalitarian process; there’s no place for ego.
🔥 Sprints give your business a competitive advantage. As business environments become more fast-paced and more uncertain, the ability to quickly mobilize teams is critical. Simplifying the decision-making process, building a shared understanding of the challenge, and creating faster feedback loops will not only save your company unnecessary costs(!) but it will also make your business more resilient.
💟 Sprints are human-centric! You won’t find solutions that are tailored to the end-user without putting your people and their ideas at the forefront. Unlock your Do Good power by mobilizing your teams, getting laser-focused on your goals, and saying goodbye to endless discussions and blind decision-making.
So, what are you waiting for? Start sprinting!
(You can take an easy first step by buying the book Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days)
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