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The typology of design sprints

BY Julie Stanescu on October 25, 2017

In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Kai Haley and Burgan Shealy share their insights into the different types of design sprints, and various ways they can be crafted to meet a team’s goals and needs. What is a design sprint? At its core, a design sprint is a tool for answering a critical business question through […] Read more »

Why a Design Sprint is Better Than Real Life (and how to Keep Those Vibes When the Week Finishes)

BY Jobina Hardy on October 6, 2017

Last month I participated in a Design Sprint, a structured and facilitated Lean development workshop designed and championed by Google Ventures. This is a regimented five-day process of unpicking a core business challenge and working up a speedy solution that then gets tested with real humans. On the face of it, the primary goal of […] Read more »

Design Sprints by Jake Knapp

BY James Gadsby Peet on September 29, 2017

Design Sprints allow you to get to the crux of your problem and explore a solution, quicker than other ways of working. They don’t give you a perfect solution or exact data, but they give you more than enough to decide what to do next by helping you glimpse into the future. Not only does […] Read more »

Getting into Design Sprints - an AMA Interview

BY C. Todd Lombardo on February 24, 2017

I recently had the pleasure of taking part in an Ask Me Anything (AMA) discussion in the Mind the Product Slack community, where we talked about Design Sprints, how I take my coffee (a cortado), and my favorite board game (Chutes ‘N Ladders!). I’ve pulled together the Design Sprints bit of the conversation, as I […] Read more »

Challenges and Approaches to Building Products In Complex Ecosystem

BY Teo Zanella on December 6, 2016

Creating innovative products in complex industries such as healthcare presents unique challenges. For instance the definition of a minimum viable product in such a context is different: you cannot provide a healthcare coverage that works only sometimes, you need to partner with existing players and work with their legacy systems, you need to deeply understand […] Read more »

When NOT to Design Sprint

BY C. Todd Lombardo on March 13, 2016

I’ve been teaching teams how to run design sprints for years, and one of the most common questions I get asked is: “When should we use a design sprint?” I’ll tackle this in the upcoming sections by answering the opposite: when isn’t a design sprint going to help you? Despite the positive reviews and buzz, […] Read more »

Level Up your Product Management Skills at #mtpcon SF

BY Martin Eriksson on January 19, 2016

Based on your feedback we’re adding an optional pre-conference day full of in-depth product management workshops to help you level up your skills and kick even more ass than before! We’ve lined up five amazing full-day workshops with true experts in the field and we’re keeping them small and focused with a maximum of 24 […] Read more »