This guide is the result of the dozens sprints and workshops we, the Design Sprint Academy, have run around the world with a large variety of organizations ranging from startups to enterprise, across a multitude of industries.
We work tirelessly to make our Design Sprints practical, innovative and fun for our clients. Everything we put in in this manual has been battle-tested in real projects and many times we wished we had this knowledge before going head first into our sprints.
That’s why we carefully developed this Guide to prepare you, in a day-by-day format, to facilitate your organization’s next Design Sprint. Pay attention to our exclusive “PRO Tips” for special advice and valuable context.
We are also keen to improve the process and make it more efficient. That’s why a special thanks goes to Jim Kalbach for his insights and contribution to user research and mapping parts of the manual.
For all these reasons we would like to share this Design Sprint Master Guide with you, and our hope is that this will be an invaluable reference whenever you need to tackle another Design Sprint.