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Module 6: Sprint Design & Facilitation
Why should you run a one-week sprint?
- It is fast and dedicated
- It helps narrow your options further
- There is no distraction
- You will get an immediate idea about customers’ needs
How can you run a one-week sprint?
Download the template to see an exemplary agenda of a one-week sprint. Each day has a different focus and clear, pre-defined outcomes:
Here is how you can get started:
- Choose a challenge that is neither too broad nor too narrow
- Recruit a decider and a sprint team
- Prepare a war room (refer to the war room method card)
- Get all the stationery supplies and refreshments ready
- Pick a facilitator
- Schedule extra extrenal experts and interviewees
- Block five full days on the calendar
- Follow the 5-day schedule. Refer to the template
Tips to get the most out of your sprint:
- No distractions like laptops or phones during the sprint.
- All exercises must be timeboxed to create focus and urgency.
- Plan for sufficient breaks and a late lunch.
- The entire process should be documented.
- Put someone in charge of recruiting customers for the test.
- Do all five interviews in one day to see patterns emerging.
What’s Up Next?
An alternative format that allows for deeper and further validation is a twelve-week sprint.
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