Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days
Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky
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)
The Sprint Process Day 1: Start at the End, Make a map and Ask the Experts | Commonlounge
In this tutorial we will introduce 5 tools used on Day 1 of the Sprint Process: Start at the End This is a good…
The Sprint Process Day 2: Remix & Improve and Sketch | Commonlounge
In this tutorial we will go through the UX Design tools used on Day 2 of the Sprint Process: Lightning Demos The…
The Sprint Process Day 3: Decide, Rumble and Storyboard | Commonlounge
In this tutorial we will go through the UX Design tools used on Day 3 of the Sprint Process: The Sticky Decision In the…
The Sprint Process Day 4: Prototype | Commonlounge
In this tutorial we will go through the UX Design tools used on Day 4 of the Sprint Process: Rapid Prototyping: Things…
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:
16 UX Design tools from the Sprint Process
A 7-min guide to start using these techniques in your UX process.
That’s about it! The authors also wrote Make Time that I reviewed earlier this year. I can’t recommend both books enough!