Back in 2016 I started experimenting with the notion of sprints in terms of accelerating my work cycles. Sprints usually consist of setting a more condensive work boundary around a project, task or activity. Those working in the tech and design sector have been leveraging the power of sprints for a while.
Sprints are based on the idea that I could get just as much done in shorter windows of time, particularly as it related to new ideas and programming.
What it can look like:
In the short-term, sprints might involve dedicating a 60-minute window to the initial part of design of a program, rather than giving it a whole day. While we might not complete everything in one sitting, it’s likely that it will move the needle forward.
On the longer-term, some teams are moving to a process where they dedicate a week or two to a project, to build it and get feedback on it.
There are multiple benefits to sprints including:
Questions to consider:
Let us know about your experience with sprints!
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