Originating from agile software development, the sprint has entered the business mainstream as an increasingly popular means to accelerate business model, product, or service innovation. Sprints break an otherwise long, complex process into sizable, achievable chunks that can be accomplished at greater speed. As Google Ventures’ five-day method has shown, sprints help bypass bureaucracy, “analysis paralysis,” and endless debate cycles. They allow a company to be more agile and to more effectively adapt to digital disruption.
But the sprint format isn’t just for development and design anymore. Organizations have begun to realize that it can also be applied to a traditionally slow function: strategy. Read More