Design Sprint Download: Jake Knapp for Clearleft Presents
Last month we welcomed the brilliant Jake Knapp to London to lead his Design Sprint Workshop. It’s amazing to see how far sprints have come since Jake, John and Braden popularised them in 2010.
5th October 2017
I met folks running dedicated design sprint departments. I met a manager whose team have facilitated over fifty sprints in the last year alone. I even met people who are using sprints to prototype organisational change. This is inspiring stuff, and a valuable reminder of how versatile this format this can be.
The big takeaways for me were around facilitation. Jake reminded us that the barrier to a great product is not always the design or technology. Often it’s the organisation’s habits and culture which stand in the way of cross–functional collaboration. To tackle this, Jake focuses on designing the group’s time, as opposed to the product itself. Do this right and we give the permission and structure from which great things emerge.