Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days

Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky

Anant Jain
Dec 9, 2018 · 3 min read
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The Sprint process was developed at Google Ventures by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky. It’s a highly effective process for solving problems by building prototypes and user-testing them over a span of five days. Sprint is almost a required reading for everyone in the tech industry — from the executives to the engineers. I’ve recommended this book to more people than I can remember and recently realized that I haven’t published an official review of this book here, or have one place with all the links to my writings on it. I’m rectifying that this week.

First, here’s a small 90-second video summarizing the process:

The following 5 tutorials go through some of the key ideas and processes within the Sprint process (they also link to each other — so opening the first one would be enough)

These ideas/processes in this book are applicable outside of running a sprint as well — in particular, when it comes to making decisions quickly or interviewing users. I wrote another post for UXPlanet earlier this year with this theme:

That’s about it! The authors also wrote Make Time that I reviewed earlier this year. I can’t recommend both books enough!

This is #48 in a series of book reviews published weekly on this site. You can read the rest of them here.

Parts of this review were originally published at www.commonlounge.com.

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Anant Jain

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Anant Jain

I write reviews of non-fiction books and essays on startups, fitness, tech and design.

Anant Jain

Written by

Tech, startups, engineering, product design, etc. Now @brexhq . Past: Co-founder @commonlounge . @iitdelhi ’12. Moved from Medium to https://anantja.in

Anant Jain

I write reviews of non-fiction books and essays on startups, fitness, tech and design.

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